When a loved one becomes a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, their family may be able to file a legal claim against the elder care facility to recover compensation and to help put an end to the abuse. At the Law Office of Stephen H. Frankel, our firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of the elderly and holding assisted living facilities accountable when nursing home abuse or neglect leads to serious injuries. Our attorneys have successfully handled many cases involving catastrophic injuries and have the knowledge necessary to recover compensation on behalf of injured nursing home residents and their families.
The majority of nursing home abuse and neglect cases in New York result from problems within the facility itself. Examples of this can be a lack of supervision, poorly trained staff members and insufficient staffing may make nursing home residents more susceptible to nursing home abuse or neglect. In addition, when the facility fails to screen job applicants, it may make that specific facility more susceptible to instances of nursing home abuse than another.
Nursing home abuse can take the form of physical abuse, emotional abuse, mental abuse, sexual abuse or financial abuse. When a resident is subjected to any form of abuse in a New York nursing home, they may begin to exhibit unexplained signs or symptoms. Common signs of nursing home abuse in New York elder care facilities can include:
- Bruising, cuts or broken bones
- Poor hygiene
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Agitation or withdrawal
- Sudden changes in the resident’s bank account
- Unusual behavior, such as sucking, biting and rocking
- Unexpected death
Please call an experienced New York nursing home abuse attorney at the Law Office of Stephen H. Frankel for your free no obligation consultation.