Many of us have to make the heart-wrenching decision to one day put a spouse, parent, or other family member into a nursing home. Fortunately, most nursing homes are bastions of professionalism. However, if you become aware of nursing home neglect in New York – specifically of your loved one – you do have rights.
Nursing home abuse and neglect is not unheard of, and in fact about one fourth of all nursing homes across the country face some sort of violation in this regard. However, even though nursing home abuse and neglect can be relatively common, it doesn’t mean you have to simply put up with it. First, of course, you have to get your loved one out of a bad situation and into one where he or she is truly safe. Once that is done, you don’t simply have to consider the matter finished. Instead, you may have a case whereby you can sue the nursing home for abuse and neglect of your loved one. Your New York nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys will be happy to represent you in your case.
It’s not just about the money
There can be far-reaching ramifications for this kind of abuse. You may now have to find another residential facility for your loved one, so that he or she is truly safe. That can cost money you may not have. If the injuries and/or emotional distress are particularly severe, those may require treatment that will result in medical expenses, too.
You and your loved one have both experienced the emotional trauma inherent in such a situation. For that, you deserve compensation for pain and suffering. New York nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys are experts in these kinds of cases; with proper representation, you will be able to place your loved one in a safe nursing home, and you will have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your loved one is well taken care of. A New York nursing home abuse and neglect attorney can be in invaluable ally in your quest to get the money you deserve, both as compensation for pain and suffering, and to make sure you now have the money to take care of medical expenses that may have come about, both as a result of the abuse.
Remember, if you see signs of abuse or neglect with your loved one, such as physical injuries, poor hygiene that shows your loved one is not receiving the care he or she deserves, a change in personality (uncharacteristic fear or trepidation), or a change in behavior such as unwarranted sleepiness (can be caused by inappropriate dosing of medications), contact nursing home administration right away to alert them of a possible problem. Then, contact New York nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers to discuss filing a lawsuit.
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