- Providing Compassionate & Effective Legal Services
Providing Compassionate & Effective Legal Services
Sadly, research shows that more than 2 million nursing home patients are abused each year in the United States. At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our passionate Jericho personal injury lawyers will help you recover money damages for the harm that you or a loved one has suffered due to neglect or abuse in a nursing home.
For a free legal consultation with a Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect lawyer serving Jericho, call 516-932-0400
Understanding Nursing Home Abuse Laws in New York
New York provides a special document to nursing home residents titled, “Your Rights as a Nursing Home Resident and Nursing Home Responsibilities.” This document sets forth various rights for nursing home residents, including their right to enjoy quality care without discrimination, protection of their money and private property, participation in activities within the organization, and exercise of their rights without fear of punishment. If any of these rights are breached, the nursing home resident may have grounds for filing a complaint and seeking compensation.
Common types of nursing home abuse include:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Financial exploitation
- Sexual abuse
Nursing home abuse or neglect may involve improper medication, dehydration, serious falls, bedsores (pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers), and self-inflicted injuries caused by improper care. The Jericho nursing home abuse attorneys at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. are sensitive to all the issues surrounding nursing home abuse and will provide caring and knowledgeable guidance.
Call our office at (516) 932-0400 today to seek quality legal care for a nursing home abuse case.