Nursing Home Abuse

Do you have a loved one in a nursing home? It’s estimated that there are over 3.2 million residents in nursing homes across the US today, and that number is growing. We entrust these facilities to deliver proper care to our loved ones. Sadly, that doesn’t always happen. And when it doesn’t, nursing homes should be held accountable.

We seek to build trust with our clients and make it our number one mission to be honest, responsible, and caring. As ethical nursing home abuse attorneys, we will never make outlandish promises that we cannot keep.

Understanding Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home neglect, or nursing home abuse as it is also known, refers to the physical or emotional mistreatment and/or negligent care of residents living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities or rehabilitation centers. This mistreatment or neglect leads to injuries or even worse, can result in death.

Nursing Home Negligence Statute of Limitations

If you believe you have a nursing home neglect case, one of the most important things to consider is that time is limited. In the State of New York, you have up to three years from the date of the accident or injury to file a case.

If you suspect someone you love is a victim of nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse, then time is of the essence when it comes to consulting with a nursing home neglect attorney.

Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse

The following is a list of general categories, but nursing home abuse might not be strictly limited to these items alone:

  • Bedsores
  • Dehydration
  • Improper Diabetic Care
  • Falls and Fractures
  • Infection
  • Lack of Care
  • Malnutrition
  • Poor Hygiene
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Violent Crime – Assault, Battery and more
  • Wrong Medication

Wrongful Death from Nursing Home Abuse

Because nursing home residents are often elderly and frail, the above types of abuse can result in wrongful death. If you believe a loved one or someone you know has suffered a wrongful death due to abuse while living in a nursing home or similar caregiving facility, you should contact a nursing home neglect lawyer immediately.

What to Expect When You Call Our Office

  • We will listen carefully and compassionately to your situation to determine if we can be of assistance.
  • If we determine that we can be of service, you will meet personally with Timothy Hiller, Esq.—our nursing home neglect specialist.
  • Hiller will gather more information, explain the next steps, and answer any questions or concerns you might have.
  • We will carefully investigate your case and consult with a medical expert to get to the bottom of what happened to you or your loved one.
  • When this initial investigation is complete, you will be brought back in to meet with Mr. Hiller for personal advice on how to proceed.
  • Hiller will continue to handle your case personally.

Do You Have a Nursing Home Neglect Case?

Please do not hesitate to call us at 716-564-3288. Do not delay! The law imposes strict time limits for bringing medical malpractice cases.