Changing nursing home care for the better requires a collective effort from various stakeholders, including policymakers, healthcare professionals, facility administrators, residents, and their families.
Michael Brevda, Esq. is a Florida attorney specializing in nursing home abuse and neglect litigation. Brevda is the managing partner of Senior Justice Law Firm, a firm comprised of nursing home negligence attorneys. Michael Brevda can be reached by visiting SeniorJustice.com or by calling 888-375-9998.
The economic deterrent behind a civil lawsuit is supposed to disincentivize understaffing and negligence, and improve care for future residents.
Initially, the idea of bringing a lawsuit after a family member is harmed or killed in a nursing home may seem odd. What good will money do?
For years, I’ve had to explain to New York families that the law does not recognize their suffering due to the loss of their parent. The conversation is usually met with anger, disbelief, and shock. Despite the outrage, it’s true. Current New York law puts no monetary value on the life of children, seniors, and
Preventing pressure sores in nursing homes and hospitals is a relatively straightforward task. If a nurse is on top of providing the required care to the patient, a bedsore will not form.
Profits before people attitude kills nursing home residents.
Understanding the difference between a pressure sore or bedsore and a Kennedy terminal ulcer is vital so that you can identify whether your loved one is being treated properly during their older years.
Bringing in previously unemployed non-health care professionals, with less than one day’s training, is a formula for carnage in our long term care facilities.
At the end of the day, it is the money that drives this abhorrent corporate misconduct. Only by empowering New York families to seek meaningful justice in our courts will we be able to make it unprofitable to kill New York’s most vulnerable seniors.
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