If someone you love was the victim of abuse or neglect in their nursing home, our team will help you build a case against the at-fault party and facility. A Huntington nursing home abuse lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will support your compensation claim by proving the at-fault party’s duty, their breach of that duty, that their breach caused harm, and the full extent of damages that have and will result from that harm.
When we represent you and your family in your fight for financial recovery, our team will:
- Meet you on Long Island or anywhere in the New York metropolitan area
- Identify expert witnesses and specialists to support your case as needed
- Prove fault, liability, and financial responsibility
How Our Nursing Home Abuse Team Will Fight For You
Your family does not have to handle the logistics of filing, proving, and fighting for the deserved level of compensation from a nursing home abuse case.
To help your family get the financial compensation these circumstances entitle you to, our team will:
- Update you as your case progresses
- Identify all financially liable parties
- Handle all communication on your behalf
- Compile, organize, and present evidence
- Assess the monetary value of your case
- Fight to win the best possible case outcome for your loved one who was injured while in the care of a nursing home
While we handle the mechanics of building your compensation case, you might focus your time and attention on helping your loved one recover and your family heal. We will compile forms and documents that help substantiate your case and negotiate for a favorable settlement, all while preparing your case for a lawsuit and trial if the nursing home’s insurer refuses to make an appropriate offer of settlement.
Accurately Assessing Your Recoverable Damages
When you are ready to hold the nursing home’s staff and administration financially responsible for your loved one’s abuse, our team is ready to help. Our goal is to ensure your injured loved one is appropriately compensated for the following types of damages:
- Emergency and ongoing medical care
- Physical therapy and emotional counseling
- Medication and assistive medical devices
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
Because you may want to move your loved one to a safer, more secure nursing home, we might also be able to help you recoup the reasonable expenses for relocation.
Assigning a Value to Pain and Suffering
The emotional and psychological effects of nursing home abuse are often as challenging to overcome as the physical toll it may cause. Per National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) research, the aftermath of abuse might include:
- Psychological trauma
- Emotional distress
- Onset of depression
- Social withdrawal
Your loved one is entitled to physical, emotional, and financial support for their abuse. Our goal is to ensure you and your loved one get the advocacy and support you need throughout your legal battle.
Building a Solid Case File
When a Huntington nursing home abuse lawyer on our team represents you, our goal is to prove liability and establish your financial expenses and losses. To do so, we build a case file that includes:
- Medical records, reports, and bills
- A detailed prognosis
- A list of required medications
- Therapy and rehabilitation records and reports
- Photos of any physical injuries
- Witness and staff statements
To further prove the negligence that led to your loved one’s current condition, we will listen to their recollection of events, as well. Because abuse or neglect might be difficult or frightening to talk about, we take the time required to hear their story with kindness, patience, and compassion.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse to Look Out For
When you entrust your loved one’s care to a nursing home in Huntington, abuse or neglect is probably one of the last things you expected to uncover. Per National Institute on Aging (NIA) research, warning signs of abuse include:
- Personality changes
- Unkempt appearance
- Sleep disturbances
- Unexplained weight loss
- Behavioral changes
- Unexplained bruises
It’s important to seek immediate medical attention for your loved one at the first signs of abuse. Then, we hope that you will contact a member of our team at your very first opportunity.
The sooner that you reach out to us, the more time we have to conduct a comprehensive investigation and build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
Act Swiftly On Your Loved One’s Behalf
You are entitled to hold the at-fault party financially liable for abuse of your loved one in a nursing home. However, you have a limited time to do so through the courts. According to New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CVP) §214, you can only file a nursing home abuse lawsuit within a specified period of time after recognizing the abuse.
When you choose us to advocate for your injured loved one, our team will make sure all applicable filing deadlines are met in compliance with New York laws and statutes. We will also ensure all notifications are made in a timely fashion.
It is our hope that by taking on these responsibilities you and your loved one will be able to more readily experience relief from stress and anxiety and peace of mind that will facilitate healing and recovery, physically and emotionally.
Call Our Team Today for a Free Case Review
With a multilingual staff, we assist our clients in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada. Improved living conditions and favorable financial compensation are our goals for you and your family.
Contact the client support team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. by calling (516) 932-0400 today. One of our nursing home abuse lawyers is ready to get to work on your case right away.