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Elopement/Wandering Off

Is Your Loved One Being Properly Monitored?

When elderly nursing home residents are not properly monitored, wandering off — or elopement — occurs. While it may be hard to believe that a resident could just walk out of a facility without anyone noticing, it is more common than you'd think. Facilities are often understaffed and unable to provide the constant supervision that some nursing home residents need.

In some cases of elopement, no one is injured and everything is fine. But that is not always the case.

If you suspect a loved one is not being properly monitored or cared for, we can help. For 40 years, the nursing home negligence attorneys at Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., have helped injured New Yorkers hold nursing homes and assisted living providers accountable. We put that knowledge and experience to work for you. To learn more, contact us online via e-mail or call 212-750-1200. We fight, you win.

Injuries Caused by Elopement or Wandering Off

Nursing homes are not always appropriately staffed to provide the level of care that all residents need. Improper supervision, broken door alarms or unsecured exits can place confused adults at risk.

When nursing home residents — especially those with dementia or Alzheimer's — wander off, they can be exposed to a wide range of harms outside of the nursing home, including:

  • Exposure to dangerous weather conditions such as excessive heat or cold or other inclement weather
  • Assault or abuse injuries when a wandering adult is unaware of surroundings or personal safety
  • Personal injury or death after wandering into traffic and being struck by a motor vehicle
  • Medication-related illness if medications are missed
  • Serious or fatal fall injuries, if residents wander onto rooftops or tall structures
  • Malnutrition or dehydration

Nursing home residents are often very vulnerable, so it is important for nursing home facilities to have policies in place that adequately protect residents' safety.

Contact Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C.: Good Lawyers, Good Friends

It is important to protect the rights of your loved one. Our nursing home neglect lawyers have the experience and knowledge to stand up for elder abuse victims who do not receive proper care and monitoring. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call 212-750-1200. If you are unable to come to our office, we can travel to you in Brooklyn, the Bronx or any of New York City's boroughs.

Contact Trolman, Glaser, & Lichtman, PC

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