Floral Park Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer
If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to nursing home abuse or neglect, you have the right to seek legal action. A Floral Park nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer will explain your options, including your right to seek compensation.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. has helped others seek compensation from unscrupulous nursing homes and assisted living facilities. We are ready to help you and your loved one. For a free consultation on Long Island or the greater New York metropolitan area, call (516) 932-0400.
We Help Seniors and Family Members Pursue Compensation
Senior citizens keep their basic rights when they move into a nursing home or assisted living facility. They are entitled to a safe and secure residence without the threat of physical, emotional, sexual, financial, or verbal abuse. The New York Department of Health has regulations designed to protect elderly and vulnerable people from unscrupulous caregivers, but sometimes that is not enough.
Probably the most common nursing home neglect complaint from our elderly clients is developing bedsores. Also known as pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers, these wounds form from an extended period of pressure on the skin. The wounds to the skin and underlying tissue are typically near the heels, ankles, hips, tailbones, or anywhere there is little padding under the skin. Bedsores usually develop on individuals with limited ability to change positions while they sit in a chair or lie in a bed.
A nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer with Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will investigate your situation and recommend the best course of action for you and your loved one.
We will fight for the compensation that you deserve and hold abusive or neglectful caregivers and facilities accountable. Call now for a free case review: (516) 932-0400. Our multilingual staff of Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada, and English speakers will answer any of your questions.
Proving Liability in Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Claims
As nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers, we know that the idea of hitting, abusing, or neglecting an elderly resident is abhorrent. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse occurs in facilities throughout New York and on Long Island. This crime is often undetected, mostly because victims fear reprisal from their abusers. A New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found that there were 24 unreported incidents for every reported case.
The legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. sees to it that each case of suspected nursing home abuse and neglect that we take on is thoroughly investigated. This encompasses identifying the at-fault parties, assessing the victim’s injuries and damages, and pursuing financial recovery.
Our nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer will consider certain factors to prove liability. They will:
- Determine that the nursing home facility and staff owed the resident a duty of care including seeing to it that the patient is provided with needed medical care that is consistent with generally accepted practice in a safe, clean, and secure environment.
- Show that this duty of care was breached through abuse and/or neglect of the resident’s basic needs.
- Prove that this abuse led to bodily injuries and damages such as pain and suffering, medical care, and emotional trauma.
You Give Them Comfort, We Provide Strong Legal Representation
If you suspect that a loved one is in jeopardy at a nursing home or assisted living facility, act now to get them to a safe place. Violence and neglect are particularly stressful on the elderly. Nursing home abuse victims sometimes blame themselves or feel helpless for not being able to fight back.
A lawyer with Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will take care of gathering evidence and seeking compensation while you take care of your loved one. We obtain documentation and other forms of proof that may include:
- Prior complaints, violations, or disciplinary action
- Eyewitness statements
- Expert testimony from medical experts and life care planners
- Photos of bruises or unsanitary conditions
- Medical evaluation
You are not alone in your pursuit of compensation and justice. The legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. is ready to fight for you. Call (516) 932-0400 for a free consultation.
We Recover Compensation for Many Types of Damages
Nursing home abuse and neglect often results in both economic and noneconomic damages. Our lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. make a careful assessment to determine your losses and seek compensation for them.
Your legal action might include compensation for these types of damages:
- Medical care
- Medical transportation
- Relocation expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished quality of life
- Property damage or replacement of stolen items
- Wrongful death
Our Floral Park nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers work on a contingency fee basis only. This means you pay attorney fees only if we are successful in getting compensation for you.
Choose Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. for a Nursing Home Abuse Claim
Our legal team handles many nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Since 1991, Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. has been a passionate legal advocate for injured and disabled people who suffered from someone’s negligence. We have the resources and staff to investigate and bring legal action against all liable parties.
As a valued client, you can rest assured that we will provide the following services:
We Provide Consistent Updates on Your Claim
We keep you informed and up to date at each stage. We return your phone calls or emails promptly.
We Identify All Liable Parties
Our legal team will uncover all parties who are directly or vicariously liable for your injuries and damages.
We Communicate With All Liable Parties
There is no need for you, or your elderly loved one, to deal with the at-fault parties, their insurance adjusters, or their lawyers. We take care of all communication and negotiation.
We Collect Evidence of Liability
Our legal team of attorneys, paralegals, investigators, and other professionals conduct a thorough investigation of your case. We use reliable documentation, testimony, and other evidence to support your claim.
We Establish a Value for Your Damages
Non-economic losses such as pain and suffering are challenging to calculate. We use a combination of proven methods to arrive at a value for your damages.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. for a Free Consultation
A Floral Park nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer will protect your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve for you and your family. We are happy to meet with you at your home or the hospital for a free case review. Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at (516) 932-0400 to find out how we will help.