When Physical Therapy Causes Injuries To Nursing Home Residents
When a nursing home resident requires rehabilitation services, it important that the services are provided with the patient’s needs in mind. Any rehab work needs to be tailored specifically to the resident’s health and physical abilities. Any rehabilitation that is done that injures the patient or is not in their best interests can leave the nursing home liable for injuries suffered.
At the New York law firm of Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we believe that all nursing home residents should be protected from any rehabilitation malpractice. Any physical therapy or rehabilitation services provided by a nursing home need to be approved for the resident. If they are not, we may be able to take action against the nursing home and any therapy providers for their negligent care. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at one of our offices.
Fighting For Safe Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation or physical therapy should include exercises, joint movements and other therapeutic techniques that are designed to help the residents maintain or increase their physical abilities. However, the patient needs to be properly assessed and evaluated before any rehabilitation can take place. If the patient is not properly assessed, the rehabilitation techniques may cause more harm than good.
Injuries may also be suffered if a rehabilitation technician is not properly trained in lifting or moving patients, resulting in a patient falling and injuring him or herself. It is extremely difficult for nursing home residents to recover from fractures, joint injuries and other injuries that may have been suffered as a result of rehabilitation malpractice.
Contact A Rehabilitation Malpractice Attorney Today
Discuss your loved one’s nursing home rehabilitation malpractice case in a free consultation with a lawyer by calling 866-679-2513 or 718-577-2573. We have law offices in Queens, Manhattan and Woodbury for your convenience.