Defense Against Liability For Injuries In A Nursing Home

Nursing home patients are vulnerable to a wide range of potential injuries due to their often-frail nature. Add to that the fact that some may not be able to communicate clearly, and it is easy for nursing homes and the insurance companies that provide coverage to them to find themselves facing claims for liability that are baseless.

Some common types of elder abuse injuries that may be the basis for a claim can include:

  • Falls
  • Bedsores (decubitus ulcers)
  • Being dropped
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Medication errors

These injury claims can be based on either staff neglecting to perform their duties properly or through abusive behavior.

Direct Experience With Nursing Home Issues

The key to building a strong defense against nursing home liability claims is understanding how a nursing home functions and the issues one must face. Attorney John Connors was a founding member of the board of directors of a nursing home and served on that board for more than a decade. During that time, he became intimately familiar with the issues nursing homes face.

Extensive Experience Fighting Liability And Medical Causation

At The Law Firm of Connors & Connors, P.C., in Staten Island, we offer skilled defense representation to insurance companies that provide coverage to nursing homes as well as to nursing homes that self-insure. We are skilled in defending our clients against liability and in calling into question the actual severity of the damages someone suffered. Our firm focuses exclusively on liability defense and brings decades of experience to the table for our clients. Our attorneys have been recognized for the quality of the defense they provide in many ways, including receiving the highest AV* Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.

Get The Legal Protection You Need

Our lawyers have decades of experience protecting businesses from exposure to liability for nursing home injuries claims. To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, call 718-619-4601 or contact us online.

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