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Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse in New York​

Sending a loved one to be cared for in a nursing home is usually a difficult decision, and one that happens after all other caring alternatives fail to work.

This is done with the expectation that they will be treated with dignity and proper care.

You Deserve Compensation.

Unfortunately, the care expected isn’t always offered, as nursing home neglect and abuse is common in New York and other states. 

Fortunately, you can seek legal help if your loved one has been neglected or abused in a nursing home. 

Symptoms of Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

  • Bed or pressure Sores
  • Malnutrition and Dehydration
  • Broken Bones and Fractures
  • Facial and Dental Injuries
  • Bruises, Burns, and Welts on the Skin
  • Cuts, Lacerations & Skin Tears
  • Unexplainable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Poor Hygiene
  • Infections that turn into sepsis
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Changes to financial accounts and documents
  • Suspect changes to the person’s will
  • Fraudulent signatures on financial documents
  • Unpaid Bills
  • Withdrawal from activities they used to enjoy
  • Difficulty in Communication
  • Aggressive behavior  like biting
  • Unusual changes in sleep or behavior
  • Increased or unreasonable fear or anxiety
  • Lack of medical aids

In severe cases, nursing home abuse and neglect may result in wrongful death and other serious injuries.

Determining Liability for Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities owe residents a certain level of reasonable care in accordance with medical and nursing home industry standards. Determining liability for neglect in a nursing home involves proving that they breached the duty of care owed, resulting in distress, injury or death. 

 The specific employee(s) who caused the abuse, and the employing facility can be both held liable for neglect and abuse of nursing home residents.

The nursing home can be held liable for:

  • Negligent training of staff
  • Negligent hiring of staff, such as a failure to perform adequate background checks
  • Negligence in properly monitor staff
  • Failure to provide adequate security
  • Failure to provide for the daily necessities of living, such as food and water
  • Medical neglect, such as failing to address medical needs or provide medication
  • Failure to protect from residents from health and safety hazards
  • Imposition of unreasonable or dangerous physical restraints, and
  • Intentional abuse by staff members.
  • Financial abuse by staff members

Steps to Take After Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse


If the nursing home doesn’t address the abuse or neglect, get in touch with the agency in your state that regulates nursing homes and actively works to prevent elder abuse. 


If the situation is an emergency, immediately contact the authorities. Also ensure the loved one receives emergency medical attention, and keep the medical paper trail. 


If there is no response from nursing home management don’t wait until things get worse. Move your loved ones to a safer home to protect them from further abuse.


If you suspect abuse but you aren’t sure, it could be helpful to conduct an investigation. Take pictures of injuries, keep medical records and talk to other residents and caregivers in the nursing home. A personal injury lawyer will definitely come in handy for this.


Before filing a lawsuit, you might want to contact the nursing homes insurance company and file a claim with it. However, if the insurance carrier offers a low settlement, decline it and initiate a lawsuit.


These lawyers have a wealth of experience and knowledge help you get adequately compensated for the pain and suffering.  They will also help you file a lawsuit if the insurance company doesn’t offer a favourable out of court settlement.

How Long Do You Have to File a Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse Claim?

We represent nursing home abuse victims in New York and surrounding states of …. Each of these states has mandated deadlines by which you should file a claim for compensation. Make sure you speak to an attorney as soon as possible so that they understand and file your case against the appropriate deadlines.

What Type of Compensation Can I Recover?

There are certain types of damages that you can try to get compensation for in a nursing home neglect & abuse case. These include:

  • Refunds of Nursing Home Payments
  • Medical Care To Treat Injuries
  • Replacement Of Any Stolen Property
  • Refunds For Any Money Stolen
  • Appropriate Mental Health Care
  • Physical And Emotional Pain And Suffering
  • Hospital Stays
  • Other Expenses That Stem From The Abuse
  • Funeral Costs In Very Severe Cases Of Abuse

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