Nursing Home Abuse

Long Island Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect in New York City

Making the choice to place an elderly loved one in the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility is difficult enough; realizing that the facility you trusted to care for your loved one has not only failed to provide an acceptable level of treatment and care but has actually caused your loved one harm is devastating. Unfortunately, this is all too common. Nursing homes across the U.S., including in New York, frequently mistreat and neglect residents, leading to serious injuries and, in the worst cases, death.

If you suspect that your elderly loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, take immediate steps to ensure your loved one’s safety. If necessary, call 911 and have them removed from the facility. Then, reach out to the Long Island nursing home abuse attorney at the Law Office of Joseph J. Perrini, III. Since 1996, our firm has been fighting for victims of abuse and negligence throughout New York City and the surrounding areas. We are committed to seeking justice for you, your loved one, and your family, and we have recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for clients like you.

To get started with a free initial consultation, call (888) 246-2202 or contact us online today. We are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Because elderly individuals cannot always advocate for themselves, it is important that family members and loved ones know the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect. Remember, “nursing home abuse” is a catchall phrase that refers to several different types of abuse, including physical abuse, verbal abuse, mental abuse, emotional abuse, social abuse, sexual abuse, and financial abuse. Nursing home neglect also constitutes “abuse” and could serve as grounds for legal action.

Just as there are many types of nursing home abuse, there are many signs that nursing home abuse and neglect may be occurring. These signs can be physical in nature, but they may also appear as changes in mood or behavior, changes to a financial situation, and otherwise.

Some of the most common signs of nursing home abuse and neglect include:

  • Unexplained injuries, such as cuts, scrapes, or bruises
  • Bedsores, or pressure ulcers
  • Falls and other preventable accidents
  • Failure to provide medical treatment for injured residents
  • Inadequate or insufficient medical care
  • Medication errors
  • Unexplained death
  • Poor nutrition, malnutrition, or dehydration
  • Unusual changes in mood or behavior, such as increased crying or irritability
  • Apparent fear in the presence of certain caregivers
  • Unsanitary conditions, such as soiled clothing or bedsheets
  • Wandering
  • Elopement
  • Unexplained withdrawals from bank accounts
  • Changes to a will, trust, power of attorney, or similar document

If you notice any signs of abuse or neglect, and you believe your loved one may be in immediate danger, call 911 or contact local law enforcement right away. You can also report suspected abuse to the New York Bureau of Adult Services’ Adult Protective Services agency.

Common Forms of Nursing Home Abuse

  • Physicals abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Financial exploitation
  • Neglect

How an Attorney Can Help

At the Law Office of Joseph J. Perrini, III, we believe that the most vulnerable in our society deserve the greatest protection. Our Long Island nursing home abuse attorney is passionate about seeking justice on behalf of elderly individuals who have suffered tremendously at the hands of trusted caregivers. Along with our entire team, he is prepared to fight aggressively for the fair compensation you and your loved one deserve, including fair compensation for related medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and other damages.

While you focus on healing and moving forward, your attorney will be able to gather evidence, investigate the abuse, and negotiate a fair settlement. If the nursing home or its insurance provider refuse to settle your case, Attorney Joseph J. Perrini, III is prepared to advocate for you at trial. Not only does he seek to help individual victims of nursing home abuse and neglect, but he also works to ensure that similar acts are not committed against others, including future residents.

Compassionate, Personalized Legal Representation

When you trust your case to the Law Office of Joseph J. Perrini, III, we will handle every legal detail, all while providing you and your family with the compassionate, personalized, and attentive legal representation you deserve. We know that no two cases are exactly alike, which is why we tailor or strategies and services to meet each unique client’s individual needs. While we draw on nearly 30 years of experience, including past experience in insurance defense, we also develop innovative cases and utilize advanced technology to build the most powerful cases possible for our clients.

The Law Office of Joseph J. Perrini, III provides legal services on a contingency fee basis, so you do not owe any upfront or out-of-pocket expenses. Instead, we only collect legal fees if we recover a settlement or verdict for you. Our team is ready to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get in touch with us today to learn how we can help you and your family fight for the justice you are owed and the fair recovery you deserve.

Call us at (888) 246-2202 or contact us online using our free and secure submission form.


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Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • Car Accident $1,950,000

    $1,950,000.00 to plaintiff who sustained fractures to his lower extremity when involved in an intersection accident.

  • Bus Accident $1,875,000

    $1,875,000.00 to an administrative assistant who was struck in the rear by a bus and sustained cervical and lumbar herniations requiring surgery.

  • Car Accident $1,450,000

    $1,450,000.00 to a student that was injured in a Florida highway accident who sustained a lumbar herniated disc requiring surgical intervention.

  • Car Accident $1,150,000

    $1,150,000.00 to student who sustained herniated discs requiring surgery while a passenger in a van that was cut off by another motor vehicle.

  • Rear-End Accident $850,000

    $850,000.00 to a middle-aged plaintiff who was rear-ended while at a stoplight and sustained a shoulder tear and cervical disc herniation which required fusion surgery.

  • Van Accident $675,000

    $675,000.00 to a plaintiff who was struck by a van and sustained a herniated disc and extremity injuries.

  • Car Accident $675,000

    $675,000.00 to a woman involved in an automobile accident who claimed a herniated disc in her cervical spine and an aggravation of herniated and bulging discs in the cervical and lumbar spine requiring a cervical fusion surgery.

  • Pedestrian Accident $550,000

    $550,000.00 to a middle-aged plaintiff who was struck at an intersection and sustained knee injuries requiring two arthroscopic surgeries and a right shoulder tear.

  • Slip & Fall $470,000

    $470,000.00 to an 86 year old woman that tripped and fell on an uneven portion of asphalt in a parking lot who sustained a fractured left shoulder requiring a reverse arthroplasty.

  • Slip & Fall $450,000

    $450,000.00 to a middle-aged plaintiff who tripped and fell when she attempted to step over a plastic gate that was utilized to keep the defendant’s dog from gaining access to certain rooms in the defendant’s house (defendant offered $25,000.00 prior to obtaining the jury verdict).


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