Anyone with a loved one in a nursing home or hospital wants to believe their family is receiving excellent care. Unfortunately medical negligence, and nursing home abuse and neglect are common occurrences.
Discovering neglect or abuse is unimaginable, but you are not alone. Make your first action to contact our experienced attorneys, who are ready to guide you through the process to protect the safety of your loved one, correct the situation to get them the care they deserve, followed by taking steps towards securing justice.
Injures to the elderly often go unnoticed or unreported, many victims of abuse or neglect are afraid of retaliation or too embarrassed to speak up, some unable to understand or communicate their mistreatment or neglect, and worst of all, many perpetrators work hard to hide their wrongful or negligent acts.
Unfortunately, not all nursing homes have our loved ones best interests in mind and are more concerned over profits and cost-cutting than they are in people. If a nursing home fails to screen, train, supervise, or is understaffed, and our trust is breached, from abuse, mistreatment, neglect, or negligence, we must take action. Sometimes this requires an aggressive legal response.
You may be able to recover compensation for medical bills and costs, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of quality of life, loss of companionship, funeral expenses, punitive damages for malicious actions, and wrongful death.
Our experienced attorneys can help determine whether your loved one has been a victim of mistreatment and suffered abuse or neglect. Examples may include:
- Bed Sores (Pressure Ulcers)
- Burn Injuries
- Choking & Clogged Breathing Tubes
- Falls & Fractures
- Infections & Sepsis
- Malnutrition & Dehydration
- Medical Malpractice
- Medication & Prescription Errors
- Physical and Sexual Abuse
- Restraint Injuries
- Verbal & Mental Abuse
- Wandering & Elopement (failing to prevent residents from leaving the facility)
- Wrongful Death
If you believe a loved one may be the victim of nursing home or hospital neglect or abuse, you should take action quickly and call us at (631-352-0146) or contact us online for a confidential and free case consultation. These difficult cases need complex psychological and medial assessment to prove mistreatment in court.