You put your loved one into a nursing home so that they would get the medical attention and help they need with everyday activities and tasks. When you discover that the facility abused your loved one, it is more than taking advantage of a vulnerable senior–it is a betrayal of your trust.
What You Can Do
If your family member has experienced abuse or negligent mistreatment at a New York City nursing home, the personal injury firm of Friedman Sanchez, LLP, can help. Such misconduct by a nursing home facility is unconscionable — but far too common. Our attorneys have the legal skill and experience necessary to help you and your family get the compensation you deserve for this serious and unacceptable situation.
Examples Of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse refers to deliberate acts by staff members that cause harm. The damage does not have to be strickly physical. Examples include:
- Slapping or hitting
- Overuse of physical restraints
- Threats and taunts
- Sexual assault and rape
- Stealing money or personal property
Negligence can be the result of carelessness by staff members, poor training or inadequate staffing by the facility. Some examples of nursing home negligence are:
- Residents being left in bed all day, leading to bedsores
- Leaving residents with dementia to wander off and hurt themselves
- Failure to administer medication as prescribed
Whether your loved one was deliberately abused or the victim of negligence, you need an experienced lawyer to represent you.
Signs Of Nursing Home Neglect Or Abuse
Many victims of nursing home abuse are unable to protect themselves or communicate what is going on. If you suspect your relative is being abused or neglected, here are some signs to look for:
- Unexplained wounds or bruises
- Rapidly deteriorating physical or mental capacity
- Resident acts withdrawn or fearful
- Resident is unclean or wearing soiled clothing
- Staff members are unavailable to talk with you, or brush off your concerns
Once you notice signs of possible negligence, contact us. We know how to gather evidence and build a case against the facility. We can also help you get your relative into a safe living situation as soon as possible. You owe it to yourself and your loved one to take aggressive legal action.
Protect Your Loved One From Abuse. Call Today For A Free Consultation.
For a free consultation, call Friedman Sanchez, LLP, at 347-934-9216. Our office is in Brooklyn, and we represent clients throughout New York City, including Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island, as well as Long Island.