The Benefits of Partnering with Our Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys in Holtsville
Nursing home abuse cases can be complex. While you can seek justice for your loved one on your own, it can be challenging if you are unfamiliar with the laws protecting nursing home residents. Many families prefer to work with attorneys who have experience handling these cases.
We can serve you by:
Investigating Allegations of Nursing Home Abuse
Your lawyer will look for evidence to substantiate your claims of nursing home abuse. They will take pictures of your family member’s injuries, interview staff members and other residents, gather medical records, and more.
Estimating the Value of Your Loved One’s Damages
Your lawyer will use evidence such as medical bills, interviews with your loved one, and testimony from field experts to estimate the value of your loved one’s damages––including the value of their pain and suffering.
Negotiating a Settlement
Your lawyer will attempt to negotiate a settlement with the nursing home’s legal team. We will not settle your case without your permission. You get the final say as to whether a settlement offer works for you.
Filing a Civil Lawsuit
If necessary, your lawyer will pursue damages through litigation by filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party. To advance your lawsuit, they will take depositions, present your case’s evidence, and establish the trauma of your loved one’s treatment.
What Constitutes Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse is elder abuse that takes place in a nursing home. It can include physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, active neglect, passive neglect, and financial exploitation.
Here is more information on the types of elder abuse in nursing homes:
- Physical abuse. This includes inflicting bodily injury, pain, or impairment through the intentional use of force, such as slapping, burning, cutting, bruising, or improperly restraining residents.
- Sexual abuse. This includes non-consensual sexual contact of any type, including rape, forced exposure, and groping.
- Emotional abuse: This is the use of threats, humiliation, or intimidation to cause mental or emotional anguish.
- Active neglect. This is the intentional failure to provide caregiving services, such as deprivation of food, water, heat, clean clothes, clean bedding, eyeglasses, dentures, or health-related services.
- Passive neglect. This is the unintentional failure to provide the caregiving services mentioned above.
- Financial exploitation. This is the improper use of the resident’s funds, property, or resources by means of forgery, embezzlement, fraud, denial of access to funds, or coerced property transfers.
Explaining the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
Nursing home residents cannot always speak up for themselves. Some residents lack the mental awareness to realize that they are suffering from abuse. Here are some signs of nursing home abuse that family members should look for:
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Unexplained injuries
- Untreated bedsores
- Frequent visits to the emergency room
- Changes in personality
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Missing money or belongings
Your loved one may be hesitant to speak about their treatment due to feelings of fear or helplessness. They need you to serve as their advocate, and as such, you should always report any suspicions to the authorities.
Reach Out to Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse
Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help if you suspect your family member is a victim of nursing home abuse. Our nursing home abuse attorneys serving Holtsville can offer legal guidance to protect your loved one and help you seek compensation.
Call (631) 451-7900 today for a free case review. We work on contingency, so we collect no payment unless we win your case. We can assist you in Spanish or English, depending on your preference.