If you find out that your loved one suffered (or is currently suffering) abuse while in the care of a nursing home, know that you have legal rights. New York law allows you to hold the facility and its staff financially responsible for any harm they caused—and the related consequences.
Our law firm has the resources to help you do so. More importantly, we care about you and your loved one’s well-being. When one of our lawyers represents your family, our team will meet with you anywhere in Babylon, or elsewhere on Long Island, to discuss your nursing home abuse case. We are ready to use our nearly 30 years of experience as one of Long Island’s leading injury law firms to advocate for your financial recovery.
You Have a Right to Seek Damages for a Loved One’s Nursing Home Abuse
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) outlines a wealth of rights residents have in nursing homes, including freedom from restraints, discrimination, and abuse.
If there is evidence that your loved one experienced or continues to experience mental, physical, financial, or sexual abuse at the hands of their caretakers, you could use it to support a personal injury case and seek damages on their behalf.
Nursing home abuse can cause your loved one to suffer physically, mentally, and financially. It can also have financial and emotional effects on the rest of your family, particularly if the abuse leads to your loved one’s unexpected death.
Please rest assured, if there has been any serious, or tragically, catastrophic level of injury, our team is here for you.
We will Determine Fault and Secure Many Types of Damages for You
When we sign on to a nursing home abuse case, our goal is to identify:
- Evidence that supports abuse claims
- The liable parties
- Any damages this abuse caused
- The types and amount of compensation to seek in the case
The extent of the damages your family suffered will help us determine the value of your case. Typically, our nursing home abuse attorneys’ compensation for clients in Babylon falls into the following categories.
Medical Treatment for Nursing Home Injuries
Physical abuse in a nursing home can leave your loved one with bruising, broken bones, bedsores, and other injuries that require medical attention. When this happens, you may be able to recoup the cost of:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Hospital stays
- Assistive devices, including wheelchairs and walkers
Emotional Trauma and Pain and Suffering
Along with physical injuries, abuse in a nursing home can cause lingering trauma and chronic pain that affects your loved one’s day-to-day life. They may become fearful of new caretakers and experience depression and anxiety. Such developments may result in a loss of appetite or desire to participate in exercise or activities, leading to a decline in overall health.
If the abuse led to your loved one’s death, you and your family may also experience pain and suffering from the loss. Our team will work to value these intangible effects and argue for their inclusion in your financial recovery.
Financial Costs and Losses from Nursing Home Abuse
Depending on the type of abuse your loved one experienced in their nursing home, you could recover various financial damages. For example, you could recover any cash or assets that your loved one lost due to financial abuse.
If your loved one perished as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect, we extend our heartfelt condolences. Subject to the particular details of your case, recovery of financial damages may also include the cost of burial and funeral services for your loved one and any other final arrangements.
We consider it a special privilege to serve the surviving family members of nursing home abuse/neglect wrongful death victims. We are dedicated to winning the compensation you need and the justice your departed loved one deserves.
You won’t have to worry about calculating how much your case is worth. An attorney from our team will review the case and discuss your damages to ensure we account for everything before seeking a settlement or court award.
Benefits of Working with Our Law Firm
Seeking compensation after discovering your loved one’s nursing home abuse should not be intimidating or stressful. At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we strive to make this process as simple as possible to avoid causing our clients any additional suffering.
When you hire us to represent your interests, you can expect the following:
Our firm aims to make legal representation for injury victims as accessible as possible. To meet this goal, we maintain the following for all of our clients:
- “No win, no fee” pay structure: Our attorneys work on contingency, which means clients owe nothing unless and until their case is successfully completed. We do not charge in advance for our services. Instead, we take only a pre-arranged percentage of our clients’ winnings. Our fees are tied directly to the results of your case. It is our privilege to structure our services so that you will never have to worry about any out-of-pocket costs or fees.
- Flexible meetings: Once you identify nursing home abuse, it can set many things in motion. We understand that you may be busy filing reports with state authorities and arranging to have your loved one moved to a new facility or laid to rest.
To make proceedings in a civil case as simple as possible for your family, we can meet with you anywhere in the New York metropolitan area and on Long Island. That way, you don’t have to worry about adding a trip to our office to your schedule. One of our most important goals is to make the legal process as convenient for you as possible. We want to relieve you of as much stress and worry as we can.
- Multilingual staff: We are proud to have a team that offers assistance in Greek, Spanish, Tamil, Bengali, and Kannada to accommodate clients of all different backgrounds. Simply let us know about your preferred language during your free consultation.
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we believe no one should have to give up their right to seek damages due to financial hardships, other responsibilities, or language barriers.
Comprehensive Legal Services
As your legal representatives, we take care of everything. Our team of lawyers knows how to use New York law to navigate nursing home abuse cases. This includes keeping your case on the right side of the filing deadline, which may fall under New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules (CVP) §214 for personal injury, Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1 for wrongful death, or CVP §214-A for medical malpractice.
Depending upon the unique circumstances of your case, we work with a network of expert witnesses, such as life care planners, economists, and medical experts, to build a case that outlines the true consequences of the abuse and the nursing home’s responsibility for it.
Your Nursing Home Abuse Case Can Start Today
When you entrust your loved one’s care to a nursing home facility, you deserve to feel confident that your family member will be treated with dignity and respect. If the facility and staff fail to fulfill this obligation, you deserve to hold them accountable when your loved one suffers harm.
Our team is ready to offer the compassion and care that your family is looking for in this difficult time. Don’t delay justice any longer; call our firm for a free consultation on your nursing home abuse case in Babylon and learn how one of our lawyers can fight for you. You can reach us at (516) 932-0400.