Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in NYC
Elder abuse happens in New York more often than you think
As our elderly population grows, more and more of our family members and loved ones enter nursing homes or elder care programs. We place our loved ones into professional settings so they can receive the care and medical services we cannot provide. We place our loved ones there to ensure around-the-clock protection. We place our loved ones there because we want them to live out the rest of their lives in safety and dignity.
The sad, unfortunate truth is that studies show more than 30 percent of nursing homes in America have been cited for some form of resident abuse. This is an alarming statistic, even more so when you learn that only 20 percent of nursing home abuse is reported. If your loved one tells you he or she is being abused, listen — and contact a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible.
Warning signs of nursing home abuse
Nursing home abuse can occur in many forms, including physical, emotional, financial, and neglect. Knowing what signs to look for can help stop abuse before it becomes tragic. Our New York personal injury attorneys compiled the following list of possible symptoms of abuse.
- Physical: Unexplained bruises, cuts, broken bones, welts, sprains, burns
- Emotional: Withdrawal, agitation, fear, isolation, unusual behavior
- Financial: Missing money or valuables, forged signatures on documents, suspicious credit card activity
- Neglect: Unsanitary living conditions, bedsores, malnutrition or dehydration, infections, weight loss, lack of medical care
If you suspect a friend or family member is a victim of nursing home abuse, you should speak to a New York nursing home abuse lawyer immediately. Nursing homes in New York State are required by law to provide the highest practical level of care and services for their residents. Violations occur if these standards are not met.
Your loved one does not deserve to suffer. If you suspect someone you love is a victim of nursing home abuse, schedule a free consultation with a NY elder abuse attorney at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson. Call 888.746.8212 or contact us online.