New York Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
You trusted a New York nursing home to take care of an aging family member. They betrayed that trust and someone you love got hurt. You may have the right to demand compensation for the harm they’ve caused. The experienced New York nursing home abuse attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC can help.
For more than 40 years, our firm has been fiercely committed to helping injured nursing home residents in New York City. If someone you love has been neglected or abused, we’ll do everything we can to hold them accountable. Our family will go above and beyond to help your family during this very difficult time.
Contact our New York City law office to schedule a free consultation. We’re always available to take your call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Why Should I Call a New York City Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer?
Nursing homes are supposed to look after their residents, not abuse or neglect them. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is far too common across the country and in New York. Every year, 260,000 adults in the state are the victim of elder abuse. Some of this abuse is done by family members and caretakers. The majority of these cases, however, occur in licensed nursing facilities.
It can be devastating when someone you love gets hurt on someone else’s watch. In New York, the law permits family members to hold abusive and/or negligent nursing homes financially responsible for harm they’ve inflicted on elderly residents.
However, it can be challenging to get the money your family deserves. Evidence can be hard to come by, especially if the nursing home is actively trying to hide its abusive practices. Anyone involved in the alleged abuse or neglect will deny responsibility and point fingers. Insurance companies will do everything they can to deny or drive down the value of your claim.
The best thing you can do is to enlist the help of a New York personal injury lawyer. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC, our attorneys have more than 200 years of combined experience litigating these challenging and emotional cases. We know the lengths to which nursing homes and insurers will go to prevent you from getting the money your family deserves.
When you turn to us for help, you can benefit from our decades of experience and proven record of success. You can rest assured knowing that we’ll do everything we can to hold the nursing home accountable and secure a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
You need to spend time with your aging loved one. Let us handle your nursing home abuse case and pursue compensation on your behalf. We’ll make the process as easy as we possibly can for you. All you have to do is call and ask for our help.
What is Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse involves the mistreatment of aging or disabled residents in a nursing facility. Abuse can take many different shapes and forms.
Physical Abuse: Physical abuse involves the “non-accidental use of force” against nursing home and assisted living facility residents, resulting in injury, pain or disability. Examples include hitting, slapping, pushing, hair pulling, burning, or restraining improperly.
Emotional Abuse: All abuse isn’t physical. Emotional abuse can be just as debilitating. Emotional abuse involves the “willful infliction of mental or emotional anguish,” often through threats, intimidation, or humiliation.
Sexual Abuse: Unfortunately, many nursing home residents are sexually abused by their caretakers. This can involve any “non-consensual contact of any kind,” including forced improper touching of a caretaker.
Active Neglect: Abuse doesn’t have to involve actions. It can also involve a failure to act or neglect. Active neglect occurs when a caretaker intentionally fails to execute their responsibilities and take care of a resident. This might include withholding food or water, depriving a resident of medical care, or abandonment.
Passive Neglect: Nursing homes are required to monitor residents regularly and provide necessary care. Passive neglect involves “non-willful failure” to perform caretaking responsibilities. This could include forgetting to give a resident medicine or failing to bathe a resident, as needed.
Financial Exploitation: The elderly are disproportionately targeted for financial exploitation. Financial abuse can involve stealing, forgery, falsifying records, or even transferring a resident’s property.
Who Can I Hold Responsible For Nursing Home Abuse in NYC?
Anyone charged with your loved one’s care, even remotely, could potentially be liable for injuries or harm sustained in a New York nursing facility. This might include:
- Doctors, nurses, or other healthcare professionals guilty of medical malpractice
- Assisted living facility
- Nursing home administration, or
- Government agencies responsible for oversight, permitting, and licensing.
Elder abuse doesn’t just occur in nursing homes. There are times when family members, friends, or at-home caretakers will abuse aging New Yorkers. In these cases, you may also have a legitimate claim against these parties.
Nursing Home Abuse Can Cause Severe, Debilitating Injuries
As New Yorkers age, they often require more care than families can provide on their own. We turn to nursing homes to do a job that we cannot. We trust that they’ll treat our family members like their own. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Too many elderly nursing home residents are abused, neglected, and ultimately injured.
These injuries can be devastating. At Mirman, Markovits and Landau, PC, we’re here to help you fight to recover compensation for all of your loved one’s injuries, including:
- Cuts, lacerations, and scrapes
- Bruises, sprains, strains, and other soft tissue injuries
- Broken bones resulting from falls or improper restraints
- Bedsores and resulting infections
- Head injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses, and
- Spinal cord damage.
Unfortunately, not all nursing home residents survive their injuries. If someone you love has died because they’ve been abused or neglected in a New York nursing home, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim. Give our compassionate legal team a call to discuss your case and find out how we can help.
What Compensation Can I Get If a Family Member Has Been Abused in a Nursing Home?
There is no excuse for nursing home abuse and neglect. If someone you love has been victimized, our nursing home abuse attorneys will fight to hold the nursing facility responsible. We’ll aggressively pursue compensation on your family’s behalf, including money for:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Restitution for financial exploitation
- The cost of moving to a new nursing facility
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
We want to make sure that your family gets all of the money you deserve. That’s why we’ve worked so hard to built relationships with some of the most respected nursing home abuse experts in the tri-state area.
These experts can provide valuable insight as we investigate and build your case. They can help us understand your loved one’s injuries and how those injuries might affect them in the future. As a result, we’ll be able to better identify your damages and, ultimately, what your case is worth.
Call Our New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers For Help
Has someone you love been injured because of nursing home negligence or abuse? Contact Mirman, Markovits and Landau, PC for immediate legal assistance. You might be entitled to compensation, and we can help you maximize your award.
You have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit, so it’s important to act quickly. Your first consultation with our skilled attorneys is free, so call our NYC law office to schedule yours today.