Long Island Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Nursing Home and Assisted Living AbuseAs our population grows older and older, more Long Islanders are being faced with the tough decision of choosing a nursing home or assisted living facility for their elderly parents. This vulnerable population is too often the target of abuse and neglect. No matter how diligently you do your homework and research to find the best possible place, abuse and neglect can occur at even the most reputable facilities. For that reason, you need to be on guard to ensure your loved one is receiving the utmost care and contact a Long Island nursing home abuse lawyer if any abuse occurs. An injury attorney can assist in recovering compensation on behalf of the abused or neglected party and work to hold those responsible accountable.

Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Both neglect and abuse can compromise the safety of patients and leave them vulnerable to illness, depression, and injuries. How can you tell if your loved one is the victim of abuse or neglect? Here are some warning signs that may warrant contact with a Long Island nursing home abuse attorney:

  • Unexplained injuries, such as cuts, bruises, and welts
  • Bedsores
  • Weight loss, malnutrition and/or dehydration
  • Poor hygiene
  • Dirty living environment and unsanitary condition
  • Untreated medical conditions
  • Untimely or unexplained death
  • Unauthorized use of physical or chemical restraints
  • Rope marks or bruises on the wrists
  • Medication errors or overdoses
  • Isolation
  • Changes in personality

Importance of a Long Island Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

If you have reason to believe that your loved one suffered abuse or neglect at a nursing home or assisted living facility, you have rights and can take legal action. Our experienced Long Island nursing home lawyers understand the emotional toll it can take to learn an elderly relative has been abused. We will work with you to protect their rights and help you get the compensation they deserve for any injuries, pain, and suffering. Contact us today for a free case consultation. We’ll discuss your case, answer all your questions, and let you know what to expect from the legal process—no obligation, no fee.

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