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New York nursing home abuse and neglect news

Class-action lawsuits were recently filed against Sentosa Care nursing homes Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in the Bronx and Brooklyn-based Seagate Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, concerning allegations that inadequate nursing staffing at the homes caused infections, unsanitary conditions and overall inadequate care in violation of state and federal law. It was alleged that staffing data and inspection reports from Medicare confirmed the conditions and treatment at these nursing homes.

A longtime employee of Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation reportedly confirmed the insufficient staffing at the nursing home, and stated that lack of nursing staff can lead to bed sores, also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers.

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In other news, New York State recently affirmed ten new nursing home operator licenses to owners/operators who had been fined for providing poor care at other nursing homes (more HERE). There is a real concern that the state is failing to properly vet those in charge of the care of our most vulnerable citizens, the elderly and disabled. Apparently, while the operators had a history of being fined by the state for failure to provide adequate nursing care, the state Health Department concluded that it had received no negative information about the character and competence of the new owners.

If you believe that your loved one has been abused and or mistreated in a New York nursing home, call Leitner Varughese PLLC today to see what your legal rights are.

Leitner Varughese PLLC is a cutting-edge litigation and trial law firm uniquely experienced in handling high-profile, complex lawsuits involving serious injuries and wrongful death. The Firm has vast experience in handling cases involving Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, and has vast experience handling these cases in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Bronx County, Kings County, Richmond County, Queens County, New York County, Westchester County and Rockland County.

In addition to handling these types of cases, Leitner Varughese PLLC routinely and successfully represents victims that have been sustained serious injuries caused by:

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Leitner Varughese is currently investigating New York nursing home injuries involving:

Bed Sores or Pressure Sores (also known as “decubitus ulcers” or “pressure ulcers”) Falls resulting in fractures or other serious injury Infection or Sepsis Head injuries Injuries of unknown origin Malnutrition or Dehydration

Medication Errors Choking Clogged Breathing Tubes Infected PEG tubes Physical or Sexual Assault or Abuse Physical or Chemical Restraints Burns Alzheimer's and other dementias Assaults by staff

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