Hicksville Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyer
If your loved one sustained injuries due to nursing home abuse or neglect, you have the right to seek compensation.
A Hicksville nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. can help you seek justice and recover that compensation.
Contact us at 516-932-0400 for a free consultation.
Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Cases We Handle
Anyone who works at, lives in, or visits a nursing home can commit — and be liable for — abuse. If your loved one suffered abuse or neglect, you may also be able to pursue a case against:
- Facility administrators
- The facility itself
The most common forms of nursing home abuse and neglect include:
Residents subjected to medical neglect do not receive necessary medical care or treatment. Examples include:
- Incorrect or missed medication dosages
- Infections that go untreated or undiagnosed
Basic Needs Neglect
Basic needs neglect can include the denial of water, food, personal safety, and basic care such as bathing and other personal hygiene practices.
What are the 4 types of Nursing Home Abuse?
Residents subjected to physical abuse may experience unexplained broken bones, joint dislocations, or bruising. Restraining patients against their will also constitutes physical abuse.
Residents subjected to emotional abuse may experience unexplained withdrawal, panic, diminished life enjoyment, or personality changes.
Residents subjected to sexual abuse may experience unexplained pain or bleeding, urinary tract infections, or STDs. Residents may display a fear of or resist being left alone with specific individuals.
Elder financial abuse can include identity theft, theft of personal possessions, service overcharges, the unauthorized use of credit cards, or coercing a resident to change documents such as wills or powers of attorney.
The Hicksville personal injury lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. assist clients with all types of nursing home abuse and neglect.
Establishing Fault & Liability in Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse Cases
A Hicksville nursing home neglect and abuse lawyer will investigate your case and assemble documentation and evidence to identify the party or parties responsible for the abuse or neglect.
Nursing home residents have rights. In the nursing home or residential care environment, facilities, and caregivers, must provide residents with safety and doctors and other providers of medical treatment must provide a good and accepted level of care. If the care or treatment fails to meet the required standards and a resident suffers neglect or abuse or injury due to medical malpractice, we will hold the responsible parties liable.
The documentation necessary to establish fault may include:
- Medical records
- Documentation of the victim’s injuries
- Witness statements
- Surveillance video
- Safety records
If necessary, we will obtain opinions or testimony from subject matter experts to ensure a well-supported case.
Calculating the Value of a Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Claim
To determine the value of a nursing home injury or abuse claim, we identify the victim’s physical, emotional, and financial damages. You may have the right to recover compensation for damages that include:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Hospitalization and surgery
- Physician services
- Medical testing
- Assistive devices
- Physical therapy
You may have the right to recover compensation for additional damages such as:
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Stolen property
- Services not rendered
- Relocation expenses
- Other direct costs and out-of-pocket expenses
If your loved one died from injuries they suffered in a nursing home, our team can assist you with a wrongful death claim. Contact us today at 516-932-0400 to learn more.
How a Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyer Can Assist You
We assist nursing home abuse and neglect victims and their families, providing compassionate, full-service legal representation. We fight to help you recover compensation for injuries and other damages.
Because no two clients or cases are alike, we tailor our services to meet your needs. Our services include:
Providing Regular Updates About Your Case
Our legal team communicates with you regularly to answer your questions and provide important updates about your case.
Identifying Fault and Liability
Our investigation will identify the party(s) who caused the victim’s injuries. We establish liability for your damages by demonstrating that the at-fault party had an obligation to protect the victim but violated that duty with negligent, careless, or reckless actions.
Communicating With All Parties on Your Behalf
We communicate with the insurance company, other party’s attorneys, and all other parties on your behalf. We handle every aspect of your case, freeing you to focus on the victim’s well-being and recovery.
Gathering Evidence & Documenting Your Case
We support your case with evidence, documentation, and expert opinions. By building a strong, persuasive case we help you recover the maximum compensation for your damages.
Determining the Value of Your Case
We calculate the value of your case based on the damages suffered. We support our valuation with documents, records, and the opinion of medical, economic, life care, and other experts.
Throughout the legal process, we protect your rights and fight to recover every dollar you deserve. You have a limited time to pursue legal action. Contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. as soon as possible to preserve your legal right to recover compensation for your damages.
Contact a Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyer in Hicksville for No Cost
Since 1991, the personal injury lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. have helped clients obtain justice and recover compensation. We want to help you or your loved one with any nursing home neglect and abuse situations you may be dealing with.
We are passionate advocates for the injured. We handle every aspect of your case, leaving you free to focus on the victim’s safety and recovery. We offer our services in English, Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada.
We provide a free consultation to victims and their families. Call today for yours: 516-932-0400.