When you entrust a loved one to another’s care, you have a right to expect them to be well cared for. When this does not occur, it can be a devastating experience. Nursing homes, hospices, assisted living facilities, and other elder care providers have a legal responsibility to provide a sufficient level of care to those in their charge. The same applies to home health care aides. When negligence or intentional harm is caused, you have the right to pursue legal action. If you know or suspect that this is the case, consult with a New York City personal injury attorney immediately.
Nursing home abuse may occur in many forms. Some examples include the imposing of malnutrition and dehydration, over-medication, use of unnecessary restraints or confinement, or physical or sexual abuse. Failure to follow procedure or provide attentive care can result in such things as bedsores, lack of personal hygiene, untreated medical conditions or harmful falls. These are all grounds for a claim.
At Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we take seniors’ rights very seriously. They deserve respect and care and are often unable to fight for themselves. In cases of nursing home abuse, we pursue compensation to help the victim with any additional treatment they now need and to account for their pain and suffering. We want to assist them in being able to obtain the level of care they deserve. Additionally, such cases may prevent others from experiencing the same misfortune and serve to hold the elder care community to a vital standard. Our combined 75 years of experience allows us to approach your case with competence and a thorough understanding of the rights for which we are fighting.