Westbury Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyer
Call us today for a free consultation: 516-932-0400.
We Accept All Types of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Cases
We assist clients with all types of nursing home abuse and neglect cases, including:
Abused nursing home patients may present symptoms including fractures, dislocations, concussions, and unexplained bruising. Unauthorized or unnecessary restraint is also physical abuse.
Emotional abuse may present when the victim displays signs of panic, withdrawal, or changes in personality.
Symptoms of sexual abuse may include:
- Pelvic bleeding and pain
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- A sudden, unexplained fear of a particular employee or resident
Financial abuse can include:
- Theft of possessions
- Identity theft
- Unauthorized use of a credit card or checks
- Overcharging for services
- Charging for undelivered services
- Convincing a resident to change their will
Medical neglect occurs when the victim does not receive the medical care or treatment they need. This can include:
- Missed medication
- Incorrect medication or dosage
- Undiagnosed or untreated infections
Basic Needs Neglect
This type of neglect happens when the victim does not receive food, water, safety, and basic care.
Any of the following parties can commit abuse and neglect:
In many cases, we can also hold the facility itself liable. If you believe your loved one is a victim of abuse or neglect, call us today for help: 516-932-0400.
The Benefits of Having a Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyer
The personal injury lawyers in Westbury at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. are compassionate advocates for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. We fight to get the compensation you or your loved one deserves.
Our services include:
Providing Proactive Communication
We understand how important it is to have someone available to answer your questions and provide the information you need. We make ourselves available to you. We will provide periodic updates about your case and tell you about any important developments.
Protecting Your Legal Rights
Our team will protect you or your loved one from attempts by the at-fault party to trick either of you into providing statements or signing documents that could compromise your rights to compensation.
Ensure You Meet Deadlines
New York law gives us a limited time to take legal action for nursing home abuse or neglect. Contact us as soon as you believe abuse or neglect has occurred. Once we are retained we will take the steps necessary to recover the damages suffered by you or your loved one.
Investigating and Documenting Your Case
We will investigate your case thoroughly and document our findings. This ensures that we can build a well-supported case for nursing home abuse or neglect and obtain the compensation you deserve.
Customizing Your Legal Representation
Your case is unique and deserves personalized attention and customized legal strategies. We will develop our approach based on the facts and details of your case.
Handling Every Aspect of Your Case
When a loved one suffers abuse or neglect, the emotional pain and turmoil you experience can be overwhelming. Throughout the legal process, we will handle every detail of your case, so you do not have to worry. You focus on your family and helping your loved one recover.
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our more than 25 years of experience means we know how to build a strong case and fight for your right to compensation. We will work hard to get you the outcome you deserve.
Proving Liability in a Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse Claim
Nursing homes and care centers, along with the medical practitioners and caregivers who provide services, must provide an accepted level of care and a safe environment for their residents.
When a resident sustains injuries from abuse or neglect, the facility has failed to provide that level of care.
To prove liability for nursing home abuse or neglect, we will obtain evidence that may include:
- Photographs of the victim’s injuries
- Witness statements
- Surveillance video
- Medical records
- Facility safety records
We may also seek the opinion and testimony of experts to help support your case.
Determining the Value of Your Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Claim
We will calculate the value of your nursing home injury claim based on your actual damages. You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Emergency transportation and care
- The costs of surgery
- Medical testing and imaging
- Prescription drugs
- Assistive devices
- Physical therapy
You and your loved one may also be eligible for noneconomic damages, including
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished quality of life
If your case involved financial abuse, we will fight to recover compensation for stolen property and services not received. If you had to move your family member to another care facility, we will seek compensation for those expenses as well.
If your loved one died from injuries they suffered in a nursing home, the Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. team will pursue a wrongful death action on your behalf. Contact us today at 516-932-0400.
Meet With a Westbury Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyer at No Cost
The personal injury lawyers of Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. understand the pain of watching a loved one suffer abuse or neglect while in the care of others. Since 1991, we have provided compassionate representation for the injured. We can help you get justice for your loved one and fight for the financial compensation you deserve.
Our multilingual team can assist you in English, Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada.
Begin seeking justice for your loved one today. Call us for your free consultation at 516-932-0400.