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Elderly Wandering Off

Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers Handling Elopement Situations and Resulting Injuries

Elderly nursing home residents can be seriously injured if they wander off or elope from the facility. If this situation occurs, the nursing home or care facility is often responsible for the injuries suffered because the elopement should not have occurred, but did due to negligence.

At Ginsberg & Katsorhis, P.C., our Queens, New York, lawyers understand what families are going through when dealing with a nursing home situation. Our law firm has more than 45 years of combined legal experience that we put to use to ensure your case is thoroughly pursued and a resolution is reached that suits your best interests and the needs of your nursing home-bound loved one. Contact us online or call our offices toll free at (718) 591-6900 for a free initial consultation today.

Nursing Home Security Negligence

In most cases, it should be extremely difficult for a nursing home resident to wander off or elope from his or her facility. Nursing homes need to be taking security measures that protect their residents. If they do not, they are liable for the losses, injuries and potential death that can occur if a resident leaves the facility unattended.

Elopement Injuries

If a resident is able to wander away from a nursing home or assisted living facility, he or she may sustain very serious injuries such as:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Closed head injuries and concussions
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Broken bones
  • Serious lacerations and abrasions
  • Eye injuries
  • Frostbite or exposure

In some unfortunate cases, the individual is not found in time and he or she has died. These situations may be grounds for a family to file a wrongful death lawsuit. We understand the emotions that accompany these situations and compassionately, but aggressively, stand up for our clients' rights.

Contact Our Queens Elderly Wandering Off Lawyers

Call Ginsberg & Katsorhis in Queens toll free at (718) 591-6900 and schedule your free initial consultation. You can also contact us by e-mail now for more information or to request an appointment. Our attorneys can help you understand your rights and options after a nursing home negligence, wandering off or elopement situation involving a loved one. We offer legal services for English, Greek and Spanish speakers.