New York Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one has been the victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home or elder care facility, you have the right to take legal action and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. The New York personal injury attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP are here to help put an end to this mistreatment and get your loved one the justice that they deserve.
As our family members age, it sometimes becomes clear that they will need assistance to continue living a happy and healthy life. The decision that families must make in trusting a nursing home with the care of an elderly family member is tough. When making this important decision, you have an expectation that your loved ones will receive the professional care and medical attention that they need and deserve. Millions of senior citizens across the United States find comfort and companionship in nursing homes, and there is no reason to accept anything less than their complete happiness in a new facility. Nursing homes are often the best choice for families who are not able to provide the daily help and necessary care that their elderly loved ones need.
In recent years, new regulations have been passed into law to ensure that nursing home residents are safe and protected from neglect. However, Hach & Rose, LLP is approached every year by concerned families who have discovered that shocking and horrible events have befallen their loved ones while under the care of nursing homes. This alarming trend deeply saddens us, and we have dedicated our careers to holding caretakers responsible for negligent actions toward the elderly. If your loved one has suffered at the hands of an abusive guardian, you should strongly consider pursuing legal action to protect their rights. The law is on your loved one’s side, and they may be entitled to significant financial compensation for being forced to deal with an abusive situation.
Nursing homes are expected to provide all of their residents with genuine care and support. Distress, anguish, and guilt can adversely affect the nursing home residents and their families when the facilities fail to meet their responsibilities. We understand what your loved one and your family are going through, and we can help you make things right. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, our team of attorneys is eager to fight aggressively on your behalf. Our firm operates under a contingency-fee policy, which means that you won’t owe us anything unless we secure compensation for the negligent actions of the nursing home. Call our firm today at (212) 779-0057 to speak with a New York nursing home neglect attorney or contact us through our website.
Why You Need Legal Representation
Nursing homes are trusted medical facilities that specialize in caring for elderly patients. The doctors and staff are highly trained, and they understand the importance of their duties. When negligence takes place in the nursing home, it is often due to carelessness, ignorance, and a callous disregard for another person’s life. Your family should not have to suffer because the nursing home neglected to uphold their obligations and adequately care for your loved one. These types of actions are unforgivable and inexcusable.
Hach & Rose, LLP has helped many families who were in a similar position by filing claims against negligent nursing homes and convincing the court to award money for damages. Our record of success is proof that we have the knowledge, experience, and dedication it takes to hold these reckless caretakers accountable for their terrible actions. By bringing forth a lawsuit, you may help prevent other families from having to experience consequences of a negligent nursing home’s actions.
Nursing Home Neglect Cases We Handle
When you spend time researching and inspecting nursing homes to find a safe, happy, and sterile environment for a loved one, you expect these facilities to be free from instances of negligence. Nursing homes should be held responsible if they fail to meet the minimum legal standards that have been put in place to protect the elderly. Neglect can lead to misery, avoidable sickness, and, in extreme cases, the early loss of life. We at Hach & Rose, LLP are familiar with how negligent nursing homes try to escape justice. We have represented families who noticed a loved one suffering from one or more of the following while under the care of a nursing home:
- Insufficient nutrition
- Sudden weight loss
- Frequent infections
- Injuries from falls
- Poor hygiene
- Soiled clothes and bedding
- Withdrawn behavior
- Failure to maintain friendly or positive interactions
If you notice any of the above signs of negligence or other signs that your loved one is not being cared for properly, it is critical that you contact an attorney immediately for help. Your attorney can help you alert the proper authorities and take immediate action to get the victim to safety. Then, they will investigate the extent and duration of your negligence claim and will help you hold the facility accountable for the mistreatment.
How Can I Prove the Nursing Home is Guilty of Negligence?
If you have noticed warning signs that indicate your loved one is being neglected, you should seek legal counsel immediately. Your attorney will know the best way to present the evidence and may be able to convince the court to award damages to your family. In order to successfully win such a claim, you will need to prove the following:
- The nursing home was responsible for providing the necessary attention and care to your elderly family member. We can prove this by presenting the care contract as evidence.
- The nursing home failed to uphold their duty to care for the resident properly. This is proven by what the nursing home did or did not do to cause the negligence. Our experienced attorneys will have the resources to collect ample amounts of evidence to prove this point.
- The patient suffered harm after the nursing home neglected to provide the proper care.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed and confused about what to do when a loved one is being subjected to the negligent actions of a nursing home. If your family is not sure where to turn for help, you should contact Hach & Rose, LLP for a free consultation. We can help you answer any questions you have regarding the unfortunate circumstances you are dealing with.
Contact Hach & Rose, LLP
We trust nursing homes to care for our loved ones when they are in the vulnerable stages of their lives. When that trust is broken through negligence, inadequate care, or abuse toward an elderly resident, Hach & Rose, LLP believes that the nursing home should be held responsible. You do not have to find a solution to nursing home negligence by yourself. More importantly, you do not have to accept the circumstances that caused your loved one to suffer. You deserve to find peace through justice, and we are ready to assist you through the process. Contact Hach & Rose, LLP today by calling (212) 779-0057 or filling out a contact form on our site. With Hach & Rose, LLP on your side, you will know you have taken the first step toward justice for your loved one.