Do you have a claim based on nursing home neglect or abuse?
Entrusting a nursing home with the care of a loved one is a major decision. In most cases, families will do extensive research on potential facilities and, ultimately, choose one that they think is best. But, what happens if you suspect that your loved one is suffering from abuse or neglect in that nursing home—even after all of your careful planning and research? You may have a legal claim under personal injury law in New York.
In many situations, nursing home abuse or neglect is subtle, and family members may not notice it right away. However, there may be signs. Unexplained bruises, losing weight, attitude differences—these, among others, are some of the signs that your loved one may not be receiving the proper treatment and respect in a nursing home.
If you suspect that nursing home abuse or neglect is occurring, you will likely want answers. And, if the facts demand that legal action commences, the damages you might seek could cover any medical expenses attributed to the neglect or abuse, among other possibilities. Each case is unique, so the path forward and the damages to seek will be unique as well.
At our law firm, we understand the mental and physical pain that victims of nursing home abuse or neglect go through. We know their families are troubled by this type of conduct too. We do our best to help our clients assess their legal options and, hopefully, hold nursing homes accountable when they don’t live up to expectations. For more information about how we might be able to help with your potential nursing home abuse or neglect case, please visit the personal injury overview section of our law firm’s website.