Has Your Loved One Suffered Nursing Home Abuse?
Central New York Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Many of us experience a role reversal later in life when an aging parent’s decreased mental faculties or physical limitations necessitate our taking care of the people who spent our entire lives protecting us. If the assistance our loved one needs increases beyond our abilities, we have to consider placing them in a nursing home or other assisted living facility.
We push aside guilty feelings of deserting our folks and entrust them to the home’s staff, believing our loved ones will be safe and happy with these caregivers. Unfortunately, our experience as personal injury lawyers at Nicholas, Perot, Smith, Welch & Smith has shown us otherwise.
Nursing home and elder abuse occurs regularly across the country, including Syracuse and the greater Central New York region. Research indicates it happens in 1 out of 3 nursing homes. Older people make easier targets because they’re often unable to fight back or even report the mistreatment.
The abuse may be physical, verbal, mental or even financial, committed through deliberate acts or negligent treatment. Most often it comes from victims’ caregivers, including family members looking after a relative.
The elder abuse attorneys at Nicholas, Perot, Smith, Welch & Smith have helped clients win cases that involved:
- Verbal abuse
- Medication errors
- Physical abuse
- Failure to give medical attention
- Maintaining a dangerous environment
- Failure to give adequate nutrition
- Failure to help with bathing and bathroom necessities
- Failure to provide proper shelter
- Wrongful death
The initial shock and concern we feel when the abuse comes to light, gives way to anger and sorrow. We failed in our duty to protect our loved one. The trust we placed in the caregivers and other staff was betrayed. We want those responsible punished, and justice for our loved ones.
If you think your loved one has been harmed in a nursing home or other facility, hire the legal team at Nicholas, Perot, Smith, Welch & Smith to help you and your family get justice. Allegations of abuse can lead to cover-up attempts by the perpetrators and administration. Our elder abuse attorneys will investigate, find proof of the abuse and who did it, then demand compensation for your loved ones.
As injury attorneys working in Central New York, we have seen too many instances of supposed caregivers taking advantage of their charges. We file civil lawsuits against the abusers, their supervisors and employers, and demand monetary damages appropriate to what your loved one suffered.
Call our personal injury attorneys in Syracuse, NY, or other areas that we serve to schedule a free consultation and help keep your family and others from harm.
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