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Leitner Varughese PLLC secures $900,000.00 Judgment against Home Care Agency on behalf of a 93-year-

The trial attorneys at Leitner Varughese PLLC recently secured a $900,000.00 judgment against a home care agency in the Supreme Court of Bronx County on behalf of a 93-year-old victim of alleged negligence. It was argued that the home care agency deprived our client of her right to receive adequate and appropriate medical care and deviated from accepted medical standards, causing the victim to suffer pain, suffering, and further deconditioning resulting in unnecessary hospitalizations, loss of function, and a loss of quality of life.

It was alleged that the defendant home care agency violated numerous requirements, and failed to exercise reasonable and necessary care, by failing to properly assess our client's risk of falling, and failing to institute appropriate interventions and reasonable prevention measures so as to lessen her risk of falling, which increased her risk of harm and caused her injuries. By failing to provide proper care, the home care agency allowed our client to fall and sustain a cervical spine fracture at C4, cervical spine fracture at C5 extending into lamina, spinal ligamentous injury and tearing, and a displaced nasal bone fracture, directly resulting in pain, suffering, hospitalizations, inpatient rehabilitation services, deconditioning, loss of function, and a loss of quality of life.

The home care agency's records indicated that our client was “High Risk” for falling, and consequently required “constant observation”, close supervision, and safety precautions. The instructions were to provide assistance with all activities of daily living, including to assist her with toileting, transferring, walking and safety supervision. It was alleged that the defendant home care agency failed to provide constant observation, close supervision, and safety precautions to Leitner Varughese's client, as was required by her Plan of Care, and the agency's orders and directives.

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:

Construction Accidents Medical Malpractice Motor Vehicle Accidents Trip / Slip & Fall Accidents Labor Law Violations Negligent Premises Security Products Liability Defective Drugs

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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

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