We Pursue Full Compensation In Nursing Home Abuse Cases
If an elderly individual is unable to care for himself or herself, family members often seek assistance from a nursing home facility. Unfortunately, the prevalence of negligence or abuse in these facilities is higher than many people realize until they are confronted with it.
Between 7 and 10 percent of participants in one recent nursing home facility study experienced some type of abuse in the previous year. A separate study estimates that only one in 14 cases of elder abuse ever comes to the attention of authorities.
At Mallilo & Grossman Attorneys at Law, our experienced and knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers represent victims and the families of victims of nursing home abuse and negligence. We work with clients in Queens, Brooklyn, and throughout Metropolitan New York and Long Island.
The Signs Of Neglect Or Abuse
Any action that results in harm or creates a risk of harm to a vulnerable elderly individual by a caregiver or person who is otherwise trusted by the elderly individual constitutes abuse. This includes failure to meet the elderly individual’s basic needs. Abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional and also includes financial exploitation. Sometimes, the at-fault party is a member of the family.
It is important to be watchful for signs of elderly abuse, which include:
- A rapid decline in personal hygiene
- Rapid or unhealthy weight loss and an accompanying change in appetite
- Unexplained bruises, broken bones, rashes or cuts
- A drastic change in the individual’s demeanor, including lack of communication
- A sudden and inexplicable death
Recover Compensation On Behalf Of Your Loved One
If you suspect an elderly family member is the victim of negligence or abuse by a facility that has been asked to care for the individual, our nursing home abuse attorneys can help. You may be able to recover compensation for past and future medical costs, any permanent scarring or disfigurement, pain and mental anguish, any economic damage that resulted from fraud and noneconomic damages. Money will not undo the unjust treatment your loved one endured, but it may cover important medical costs and, equally important, it hopefully prevents similar abuse from occurring at the same facility in the future.
We have the resources necessary to collect supporting evidence and build strong cases on our clients’ behalf. Contact us if you feel an elderly loved one is the victim of nursing home negligence or abuse. We will review the facts of the case and help you determine if legal action is warranted.
If we file a claim on your behalf, you will only pay an attorney fee if we obtain a recovery for you.