Visiting Nurse Service Is Sued For Negligence And Fraud

November 4, 2014 


Dorothy Buxton v. Visiting Nurse Service of New York Inc., Visiting Nurse Service of New York Home Care Inc. and Jane Doe 1-10

In the Supreme Court, Bronx County, New York


On September 4, 2014, Dorothy Buxton filed a complaint against Visiting Nurse Service of New York Inc. (“Visiting Nurse Service”), Visiting Nurse Service of New York Home Care Inc. and Jane Doe 1-10 (collectively, the “Defendants”) for negligence and fraud in her care.

Dorothy Buxton is currently a 96-year-old woman. She is substantially impaired in her ability to speak due to her significant disabilities. In October of 2013, Dorothy Buxton suffered a fractured femur while under the care of Visiting Nurse Service. In addition to requiring surgery, Dorothy Buxton also had an extended stay in hospice care due to the severity of her injuries.

At the time of her injuries, Dorothy Buxton was under the constant care and supervision of the Visiting Nurse Service 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Furthermore, during her care under the Visiting Nurse Service, Dorothy Buxton became increasingly reliant on the home health aides’ use of a Hoyer Lift. A Hoyer Lift is a device for hoisting an immobile person, such as Dorothy Buxton, in and out of her bed or chair. The complaint contends that a home health aide caused serious personal injuries to Dorothy Buxton, on or about October 4, 2014, by dropping her while attempting to use the Hoyer Lift, or by other means.

In conjunction with Defendants’ negligence, the complaint alleges that the Defendants also failed to report that they had caused Ms. Buxton serious personal injuries. Consequently, the complaint alleges that Defendants not only caused Dorothy Buxton’s serious injuries but also concealed them from her family.

Ms. Buxton lives in the Bronx, New York. She is represented by the Law Office of Todd J. Krouner in Chappaqua, New York.  Mr. Krouner has extensive experience in litigating personal injury actions. If you have been injured as a result of negligence, please contact the Law Office of Todd J. Krouner for a free consultation.

A copy of the complaint is available here.  For further information, please contact Todd J. Krouner, Esq., at (914) 238-5800.