New York Hospital Sued For Negligent Hiring.

Businesses, institutions, and organizations all have a lot of moving pieces, making it extremely hard to ensure that adequate attention is being paid to each individual facet of the operation. Hospitals, for example, have to make sure that their work is organized and running smoothly, as peoples’ lives could be in danger. They must make sure, however, that paying attention to the day to day operations does not take attention away from other area of the practice, such as making good and appropriate hiring decisions. In all businesses and organizations, but hospitals in particular, the hiring stage is crucial and must be done with extreme care. If a hospital were to hire someone who was not qualified or prone to mistakes, that could result in real harm. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.

A former patient of East Niagara Hospital has filed a lawsuit against the hospital, alleging that they negligently hired an employee who then began an abusive relationship with the former patient. According to reports, former behavioral health assistant Timothy Laubacker had been giving mental health treatment to the plaintiff when he developed an inappropriate, manipulative, and abusive relationship with her.

The lawsuit alleges that the hospital should have done its due diligence in hiring Laubacker, as there had been earlier allegations related to child-pornography. The suit also claims that the hospital was negligent in retaining Laubacker when it should have been fully aware of his actions. Laubacker himself has also been named as the defendant in a lawsuit alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of the negligence of another, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert personal injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Boat Accident Lawsuit Seeks $100 Million In Damages.

Tragic accidents occur on far too frequent a basis. When they do occur, the natural inclination is to try and understand how such a thing could have happened, and what conditions allowed it to happen. In essence, we want to know whose fault it is that an accident took place. Sometimes there is no blame to be assigned, but oftentimes horrible accidents are the result of negligent behavior, and the accident could have been avoided altogether had someone acted reasonably. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.

On July 29, 2018, tragedy struck in Missouri as a tour boat sunk, leaving seventeen people dead. The vehicle, which was an amphibious half-boat half-bus designed during World War II, was in the water during a storm and took on a significant amount of water. Now, several people have filed lawsuits on behalf of the deceased, claiming that this accident was predictable and avoidable.

One such lawsuit claims that the groups that operate this company have known for years about the design flaws inherent in the boat, and that their susceptibility to sink during storms had been previously noted, yet no changes had been made. That lawsuit has named Ripley Entertainment, Ride the Ducks, and other companies that are believed to be responsible, as defendants. The suit claims that the tour should have been cancelled, as management for the tour company was aware of the impending storm.

If a loved one has been killed as the result of the negligence of another, you may be entitled to monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert wrongful death attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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New York State Department of Health Begins Nursing Home Abuse Investigation.

Society tends to regard nursing homes as a safe haven for the elderly. The reality, however, indicates a too frequent pattern of elder abuse at nursing homes that targets the most vulnerable members of our community. Nursing home abuse is a serious and widespread issue, and the victims often do not have the ability to report these incidents to the proper authorities. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert nursing home abuse attorney at 617-787-3700.

Allegations have recently come to light that indicate a former administrator at the Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Buffalo, New York may have been involved in the abuse of a patient. Interestingly, in the past year, there have also been two instances in which elderly patients of the facility have died of “unnatural causes,” although the current allegations do not tie these mysterious deaths in.

While the New York State Department of Health (“NYSDH”) has declined to give specifics on the investigation, one can only hope that if the allegations are true, then the NYSDH will work to address the problem not only for the individual who committed the abuse, but from a systemic standpoint as well, as nursing home abuse is not an isolated issue.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert nursing home abuse attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Massachusetts injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

 

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