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, wrongful 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 law firm in Long Island, NY 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.
What Are 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
- 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.
What Are the Most Common Forms of Nursing Home Abuse?
- Physicals abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial exploitation
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 refuses 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 our 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 the 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.