The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a nursing home neglect lawsuit against Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a Long Island, New York facility.
The negligence lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Nassau County who woman suffered severe and permanent injuries from falls associated with negligence on the part of Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. The facility is located in Long Beach, New York at 645 West Broadway. The complaint was filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York and names Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Inc. as a defendant (Index No. 3207/12).
Parker Waichman has long been dedicated to protecting the rights of nursing home abuse and negligence victims and has, among other measures to protect this vulnerable demographic, prepared a video blog that can be viewed at: http://www.yourlawyer.com/blog/falls-can-be-fatal-to-the-elderly/
The complaint alleges that the nursing home resident was admitted to and lived at the Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center from August 21, 2008 through February 10, 2010 and, again, from February 15, 2010 through August 22, 2010. She suffered falls on March 24, 2010; May 3, 2010; and August 22, 2010. According to the allegations, each of these falls have left her with severe and permanent injuries.
The lawsuit also claims that during her stay at the Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, the plaintiff suffered from dehydration, permanent disfigurement, and other injuries caused by the nursing home’s negligence. Because of this, said the complaint, the plaintiff was left with no other recourse but to undergo medical treatment, which led to medical expense, disfigurement, disability, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life and dignity.
The complaint also notes that the nursing home was provided with notice of the plaintiff’s propensity to fall and that she needs appropriate steps to be taken to ensure falls did not occur. According to the complaint, Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center did not take any interventions to protect the plaintiff.
The Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is also being charged with violations of the New York Public Health Law, Negligence, and Gross Negligence.
We’ve long been following the issue of elder abuse, a devastating indignity that attacks these defenseless members of society on all levels: Physical, emotional, chemical, financial, and sexual. Neglect, abuse, mocking, and even workers who have abused residents as part of pranks against each other are becoming more and more commonplace. With the senior population growing and living longer, concerns for their welfare is paramount.
The elderly are among our most fragile citizens and, often, we have no choice but to place our older relatives in the care of others. Sadly, families are left with limited options as reports of nursing home abuse continue to rise. Yet, despite ongoing headline-making news concerning abuse of the elderly, the abuse continues.