New York Nursing Home Neglect Wandering Off Lawyer
New York Nursing Home Neglect · Wandering Off · Attorneys You Can Trust
When nursing home residents wander off from the safety of the nursing home, they are exposed to a number of dangers. Nursing homes are required by state and federal laws to provide adequate security and safety measures to prevent residents from wandering off (elopement), but all too often profit is given priority over safety.
If your loved one has been injured due to nursing home negligence, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney. The Finz firm lawyers have significant experience handling nursing home abuse cases and are dedicated to helping victims of elder abuse and neglect.
The Dangers of Wandering Off (Elopement)
When nursing home residents are allowed to wander from the premises, they are vulnerable to a wide range of dangers, including:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Robbery and assault
- Exposure to the elements
- Traffic accidents
Factors that may increase the likelihood of elopement in nursing homes include:
- Understaffing, which leaves too few staff members to adequately monitor residents
- Failure to provide adequate training to staff members
- Inadequate or malfunctioning electronic security devices such as door alarms and electronic restraints
The Finz firm attorneys thoroughly investigate nursing home negligence cases and often uncover negligence that resulted in a serious injury or wrongful death. We seek evidence in staff reports, witness testimony, surveillance video and other sources to determine how an injury took place and to identify liable parties.
The Finz firm lawyers will apply their skill and experience in personal injury law to help your loved one obtain justice and compensation.
Contact Us · New York Nursing Home Elopement Lawyers
If you, a family member or friend has suffered due to nursing home abuse, contact the Finz firm now toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM or fill out the free nursing home abuse case evaluation form.