Oceanside Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer
If you discovered that your beloved senior family member suffered abuse and neglect in their Oceanside, NY, nursing home or other long-term care facility, you have the right to take legal action on their behalf. New York law protects their elder community and allows you to pursue compensation that includes relocation costs, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
The Oceanside nursing home abuse & neglect lawyers from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will evaluate your case and explain your legal options. Let us take action on behalf of your senior today. Call (516) 932-0400 for your complimentary case review and consultation.
We Take on Cases Involving All Types of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our team understands that elder abuse occurs in numerous ways. We handle cases involving all types of nursing home and elder abuse.
Physical abuse of a nursing home resident includes hitting, shoving, pinching, slapping, or even involuntary restraint.
Emotional abuse is more difficult to identify than physical abuse because it does not leave any visible marks, but like physical abuse, it can be devastating to the victim and the victim’s family too. It includes threats, harassment, intimidation, insults, and humiliation.
Sexual abuse includes any unwanted sexual behavior, sexual behaviors with someone who cannot give their consent, or other sexual interactions between a resident and staff member. Touching the breasts or genitals, unnecessary nudity, exposing genitals, sexual assault, and rape are all examples of sexual abuse.
Financial abuse includes the theft of valuables from the senior’s room, unauthorized use of their credit cards, stolen checks or cash, charging for unnecessary services, charging for services not provided, and other ways of defrauding a resident of their money.
Neglect is the most common type of elder abuse and includes failing to provide for the resident’s basic needs, provide personal hygiene, administer medications, and provide the necessary medical care.
If your loved one was the victim of any of these types of abuse in a long-term care facility, the Oceanside nursing home abuse & neglect lawyers from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will evaluate your family’s case for free. We can even meet with you on Long Island or New York City. Call (516) 932-0400 today.
Let Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Handle Your Loved One’s Oceanside Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Case
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our attorneys are passionate advocates for the injured. This is especially true when a concerned family member calls us about their aging loved one who is the victim of nursing home abuse and neglect.
Our team will go to work for your family:
- Keeping you updated on your case
- Identifying all potentially liable parties
- Communicating with all parties on your behalf
- Gathering evidence
- Determining a value for your case
We will investigate to gather evidence and build a case to support our allegations of fault and liability against the individual abuser and the nursing home. As a part of building your case, we will collect evidence that includes, depending upon the unique circumstances of your case, the following:
- Medical records relevant to the abuse and injuries
- Photographs and surveillance video
- Eyewitness statements
- Facility safety records
- Expert opinions from medical experts, life care planners, and others
The Oceanside nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will pursue a court award or settlement payout on your family member’s behalf. We will aggressively fight to recover the damages they need and deserve. Call (516) 932-0400 now to learn more.
Damages Available in an Oceanside Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Case
When we pursue damages for our clients and their families, two things could happen:
- An out-of-court settlement is reached for a fair payout to cover your loved one’s damages
- The case proceeds to a trial where demand is made to a judge and jury for the compensation your loved one deserves based on their abuse-related expenses and losses
The goal of either of these is to collect a payout that covers your loved one’s damages from the abuse and neglect they experienced.
To this end, our attorneys will pursue damages that include:
- Medical treatment and related care costs
- Future medical care costs related to the abuse
- Relocation expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished life enjoyment
In some cases, seniors in fragile health pass away as a result of the injuries they sustained. If this happened to a member of your family, the team from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. extends our deepest condolences. Our wrongful death attorneys are here to offer compassionate support and legal guidance through this most difficult time. Call us today at (516) 932-0400 for more information about holding those responsible accountable.
Take Action Quickly in Your Oceanside Nursing Home Abuse Case
New York has a statute of limitations that limits how long you can wait to take legal action in any type of personal injury case, including a civil case against a nursing home or other liable party in an elder abuse case.
When we review the facts of your case with you, we will explain the deadline that applies in your case. We encourage you to reach out to us early in the process to ensure we can litigate the case on your loved one’s behalf if this becomes necessary.
Talk to an Oceanside Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
If your loved one suffered abuse and neglect while living in an Oceanside, Long Island, or New York City nursing home, the attorneys from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will review your case for free. We will help you take legal action on behalf of your beloved family member and protect their health, dignity, and quality of life. Let us help you hold the liable parties responsible to the fullest extent allowed by New York law.
Call (516) 932-0400 today for your complimentary consultation. Our Oceanside nursing home abuse & neglect lawyers handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay us until we recover a court award or settlement payment for your family.