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 end this mistreatment. We will get your loved one the justice 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 families must make to trust a nursing home caring for an elderly family member is tough. When making this important decision, you expect your loved ones to receive the professional care and medical attention they need and deserve. Millions of senior citizens across the United States find comfort and companionship in nursing homes. There is no reason to accept anything less than their happiness in a new facility. Nursing homes are often the best choice for families who cannot provide the daily help and necessary care that their elderly loved ones need.
Nursing Home Neglect is an Alarming Trend
New regulations have been passed into law in recent years to ensure that nursing home residents are safe and protected from neglect. However, Hach & Rose, LLP is approached yearly by concerned families who have discovered that shocking and horrible events have befallen their loved ones while in nursing homes. This alarming trend deeply saddens us. 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. They may be entitled to significant financial compensation for being forced to deal with an abusive situation.
Nursing homes are expected to provide their residents with genuine care and support. Distress, anguish, and guilt can adversely affect 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. Our attorneys 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. That 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 occurs 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 in a similar position by filing claims against negligent nursing homes. We convinced the court to award money for damages. Our success record proves 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 the 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 know 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, you must contact an attorney immediately for help. Your attorney can help you alert the proper authorities and take immediate action to protect the victim. Then, they will investigate the extent and duration of your negligence claim and 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. To successfully win such a claim, you will need to prove the following:
- The nursing home didn’t provide 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 properly uphold its duty to care for the resident. 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 subjected to a nursing home’s negligent actions. 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 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 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.