Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys in New City, NY: We Pursue Justice on Behalf of the Elderly
It is rarely ever an easy decision for a family member to entrust a nursing home, residential care facility, or assisted living facility with the responsibility to provide attentive care for an elderly loved one. When families cannot care for their seniors, sometimes this is the best and only option that they feel is available to them, and they make that decision trusting that those who care for the elderly will always have their best interests in mind.
Learning that our elderly loved ones have been victims of senior abuse can be one of the most heartbreaking betrayals of trust that we could ever imagine. And to make matters worse, it can be tempting to blame ourselves, as we made the decision to send our senior loved ones to that facility. And now we have reason to believe that the facility was responsible for abusing, neglecting, endangering, or potentially even causing the death of a loved one? It is an unthinkable occurrence.
Unthinkable though it may be, it is also an alarmingly common occurrence.
Elder care facilities are frequently in the news being accused of neglect and physical abuse. Elders in a nursing home may have disabilities, dementia, or limited faculties, making them easy targets for predators who think no one will notice their nefarious behavior as well as the staff and management who are too preoccupied to provide an adequate level of care.
If you suspect that a nursing home is responsible for mistreating your elderly loved ones, you must act on their behalf. Not only will your actions hold the at-fault parties responsible for the abuse they put your senior family members through, but your legal action could also prevent those same parties from harming seniors in the future as well.
What are Common Signs of Abuse and Neglect for a Nursing Home Resident?
It is important to recognize some of the warning signs of abuse and neglect.
- Brain bleeds
- Broken bones
- Extreme weight loss
- Frequent and unexplained falls
- Head injuries
- Improper use of restraints
- Lack of adequate supervision
- Medication errors
- Physical assault
- Pressure ulcers
- Psychological abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Unexplained crying
- Unexplained death
- Unsanitary living conditions
Sometimes a victim of abuse and neglect will tell you of their concerns. But a victim may also decide to keep their mistreatment to themselves, fearing retribution or disbelief. Whether your elderly family member acknowledges that abuse and neglect have occurred, you owe it to them and their well-being to investigate their injuries in pursuit of an answer and hold at-fault parties accountable.
What Type of Compensation Could you Receive if you can Prove that Elder Abuse has Occurred?
With the help of experienced nursing home abuse attorneys, it may be possible to not only hold responsible parties accountable for their actions but also to receive financial compensation for the pain and suffering your loved one has endured.
Our legal team will provide assistance to you and your loved ones as you pursue legal actions against the nursing home, assisted living facility, or residential care facility.
Financial compensation may help pay for medical expenses if the elder suffered injuries in White Plains or malnutrition and requires new ongoing care. The settlement may also provide for the pain and suffering endured. In extreme cases of abuse and neglect, you may be able to receive punitive damages from the at-fault party.
Should you Hire a Lawyer if you Suspect Elder Abuse?
Nursing homes might present themselves as tending to the care of our senior community members, but these facilities have been established to make a profit and they will do everything within their power to protect their interests. This may include playing hardball with a team of experienced defense lawyers and insurance companies, making you fight every inch of the way.
The attorneys and associates of Greenspan & Greenspan have decades of experience providing legal services to clients and their families who’ve been victimized by cruelty and neglect. We provide knowledgeable and compassionate legal care to our clients as we assist them throughout the process of their case. While no guarantees can be made in any legal matter in or out of the courtroom, we feel confident that we can help you towards a satisfying outcome.
If you are concerned about legal fees, please try to keep in mind that our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis. What this means is that if we are unable to recover a financial settlement for your case, you will not have to pay us anything in legal fees. If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid. Add to that the fact that we offer a free initial consultation to all new clients and are under no obligation to retain our services and you really don’t have anything to lose by contacting our firm to discuss your case.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Experienced Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New City, NY
If you believe that your loved one has been the victim of elder abuse in a nursing home facility in New York, you must act quickly for their sake and for the sake of others. It is possible to not only hold abusive and neglectful staff members accountable for their actions but also to recover financial compensation.
While our law firm is based out of offices in White Plains and New City, NY, we proudly serve clients in need across the state of New York. If you would like to discuss your case in more detail and determine your options, you may schedule a confidential consultation with our legal staff at any time.
Call us for a free case evaluation at (845) 422-8060.