If your loved one experienced abuse or neglect in a Long Island-based nursing home, your family deserves compensation. Our nursing home abuse lawyers want to help you get it by holding the negligent staff member or facility financially responsible.
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we strive to keep our legal services accessible, comprehensive, and compassionate. We provide free consultations and never collect a fee unless and until you receive compensation.
Passionate Legal Advocates for Long Island Nursing Home Abuse Victims
Our nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers help victims and their families in many ways, including:
Protecting the Victim’s Rights
As the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) outlines, nursing home residents have the right to quality care that is free from discrimination or fear of punishment. They also have the right to protection for their money and property. If a residential care facility violated these rights—or allowed anyone else to do so—the victim’s family can seek compensation.
Providing Answers and Updates
Our team provides a free, confidential phone consultation to explain how we help you seek justice for the harm your loved one endured. During this call, a member of our team will take down your information, assess your case, and discuss your next steps.
Once you hire us, our team will be there for you throughout the process, answering your questions and offering regular updates about your case. Our injury lawyers provide compassionate representation and quality care for our clients and their families on Long Island.
We also make meetings as accessible as possible by agreeing to meet with you wherever is most convenient. If circumstances prevent you from visiting our office, our team will travel anywhere on Long Island or elsewhere in the New York metro area to discuss your case.
Establishing Liability in Your Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect Case
A nursing home abuse case requires us to identify the party(s) responsible for the abuse or neglect. Several parties can be liable for abuse or neglect of a nursing home resident. The possibilities include:
- A caretaker
- Another resident
- A visitor
- A manager or administrator
In almost every case, the facility itself will also be liable for the abuse or neglect because it is responsible for maintaining resident safety, care, and well-being.
The evidence available in your case should let us know who to hold accountable in a claim or lawsuit. Our attorneys will then work to establish the at-fault party’s liability by showing how they failed to provide an acceptable level of residential care.
Representing Your Family in All Communications
You will likely be dealing with many other responsibilities related to your loved one’s nursing home abuse, such as tending to their relocation needs and speaking with the authorities.
Our team will take the responsibilities of your civil case off your hands, including all communications with the other party and their representatives. Doing so will give your case the attention it deserves while saving you some additional stress. We will:
- Complete and submit any paperwork
- Send notices regarding the case to the liable parties
- Appear for hearings
- Speak on your behalf in settlement negotiations and in court
- Contact and consult with expert witnesses, such as economists, life care planners, and medical professionals
Investigating and Building Your Case
We use our network of resources to determine the nature of the abuse, how the injuries occurred, and who is liable for the damages. Our team will collect any evidence you already have and conduct our own investigation into the abuse or neglect. The evidence we compile and use to build your case will include things like:
- Photographs of any injuries your loved one suffered
- Videos of the abuse
- Eyewitness testimony from other residents, visitors, and staff members
- Testimony from your loved one, if possible
- Expert testimony
- Your family member’s medical records from before, during, and after the abuse
- Other relevant documents, such as your loved one’s financial information (if financial abuse occurred)
Proving the Damages Your Family Suffered
Aside from establishing liability, we will investigate your case to determine the damages your family has suffered due to the nursing home neglect or abuse. Once we collect all the relevant documentation and expert testimony, our team will identify and attach a monetary value to each of the damages. We’ve outlined the various types you could qualify to recover in the following section.
For a free legal consultation with a nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer serving Long Island, call 516-932-0400
Recoverable Damages for Long Island Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
The law allows you to pursue compensation for the victim’s economic and non-economic losses. These may include the following types of damages:
Medical Care and Treatment Costs
You may be entitled to recover any of the following for your loved ones medical needs due to the abuse:
- Emergency treatment costs
- Medical transport costs
- Surgery and hospital costs
- Medical testing
- Residential care
- Psychological evaluation and treatment
- Prescription drugs
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Assistive devices
Financial Exploitation Damages
If your loved one suffered financial abuse while in a Long Island nursing home, we could help them recover:
- The value of the stolen property
- Account fees
- Reimbursement for overcharges and services not provided
Your family may also be entitled to compensation for the following non-economic damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Emotional turmoil
We will determine your total damages based on the nature and extent of your loved one’s injuries and the prognosis for their recovery.
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Why Choose Our Firm?
Our attorneys value putting client needs first while fighting for justice and financial recovery. To facilitate this, we maintain a contingency fee firm, which allows our clients to obtain representation without fear of adding to their financial burden. You will owe us nothing unless we win your claim or lawsuit, and the fees we collect are a predetermined percentage of your award.
We also focus on providing compassionate representation, which our Google reviews attest to:
- “Ed Friedman and the entire team at Friedman & Simon treated me like family. They listened to all of my concerns and helped me through the entire process after my injury. From medical concerns to insurance concerns to walking me through the legal steps, they were with me every step of the way. They were always available for me like a group of good friends during a tough time of my life.” – Michael Amato
- “I highly recommend this place. Their service is excellent. They are very clear and easy to deal with. They go in the bottom of the case, and guide you through.” – Deepak D.
We Accept All Types of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Cases on Long Island
Nursing home neglect and abuse take many forms and may result in injuries or even death. If your loved one passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a Long Island nursing home, we want to be there for your family during this difficult time and help you file a wrongful death action.
The Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., team of experienced, dedicated attorneys handle all the following types of neglect and abuse cases:
Basic Needs Neglect
Basic needs neglect includes withholding:
- Assistance with personal hygiene tasks
It may also involve the failure to provide a safe environment.
Medical neglect involves a failure to provide necessary medical treatment and care. Signs of medical neglect can include missed or incorrect dosages of medication, bedsores, and untreated infections.
This type of nursing home abuse involves the physical mistreatment of patients. Signs include unexplained bruises or broken bones, dislocations, concussions, and inappropriate restraint.
This type of abuse may not present with obvious signs or symptoms. Signs may include unexplained pelvic pain or bleeding, as well as fear of a staff member or another resident.
Emotional abuse can manifest in the form of sudden and unexplained withdrawal, personality changes, and a loss of interest in activities they once enjoyed.
Financial abuse can include:
- Stolen jewelry and personal possessions
- Identity theft
- Unauthorized use of the victim’s credit cards
- Overcharging for services
- Charging for services not rendered
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You Have a Limited Time to Recover Compensation — Act Now
You have a limited time to pursue legal action for nursing home abuse on Long Island. New York law only gives you until a certain date to file a lawsuit, which depends on when you first discovered the abuse. If your loved one succumbed to their injuries, the filing window begins from the date of their death.
After reviewing your case, a Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. team member will let you know how long you have left to sue. While going to court is not always necessary, losing your right to file a lawsuit could jeopardize settlement negotiations. If you enlist our help, we will act quickly to assist you and preserve your legal right to seek damages.
Get a Free Consultation with a Member of Our Team Today
The personal injury lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. are committed to providing caring and capable legal representation for nursing home abuse victims and their families. Our multilingual staff has years of experience navigating the New York injury claims process. We can assist you in English, Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Kannada, or Tamil.
Our team will work tirelessly on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Contact us today to begin your complimentary case evaluation.