Those who undergo surgery or treatment in a hospital oftentimes have to enter a rehabilitation facility after the surgery to get their muscles and body back to fully operational condition. Fortunately, there are many wonderful rehabilitation centers throughout New York City. That being said, there are times where employers or staff at these facilities are negligent, which frequently causes serious injuries. If you are someone who was injured as a direct result of rehab staff negligence, our experienced New York City personal injury attorney is here to help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Please read on and reach out to our firm to learn more about what we can do for you.
What are the most common types of rehab facility injuries?
Some of the most common injuries sustained in rehab facilities are as follows:
- Inadequately trained, or even unlicensed staff that did not have the skill or qualifications to handle your rehabilitation.
- Unsanitary environments causing infections. Unclean water, tainted food, or mold/asbestos in the air can all cause serious infections.
- Slips and falls due to careless workers, uneven surfaces, spills on the floor, or otherwise.
- Sexual, mental, or physical abuse. Unfortunately, these instances are far more common than any of us would like to imagine. If you are the victim of abuse, you will most likely be entitled to financial compensation.
How do I sue a rehab for an injury?
To win a medical malpractice lawsuit against a rehab facility for your injuries, you will have to prove that the employer or staff owed you a duty of care, breached that duty of care, injuring you and causing you to sustain significant damages. This is not always easy, and you can bet that the facility in question will retain a team of legal experts who will do anything in their power to deny you the compensation you deserve. Attorney Bodner will fight for your rights, every step of the way.
That being said, you will have to file your lawsuit in accordance with New York’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuits in New York is 2.5 years, meaning you will generally have 2.5 years from the date of the incident to sue. Do not wait too long, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing.
CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED NEW YORK CITY FIRM
At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.