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Concerned New York Attorneys Fight Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Enforcing elders’ rights throughout the five boroughs

When you make the difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home, you should be able to rely on the facility to provide professional, compassionate care. Unfortunately, too many nursing home residents are neglected or abused by staff while management ignores complaints. If you suspect your elder loved one is in danger due to abuse or neglect, The Tacopina Injury Firm is ready to help. Drawing on more than 80 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys investigate the circumstances and take decisive steps to deliver relief. Throughout the greater New York area, we have been able to end abusive practices and win full, fair compensation for injured seniors.

Evidence of nursing home abuse and neglect

It’s important to remember that you are the first line of defense for your elder loved one. You should visit the nursing facility as often as possible, at different times and on different days, to observe how your loved one is being treated. Signs that indicate abuse or neglect include:

  • Anxiety
  • Bedsores/pressure ulcers
  • Body odor
  • Bruising
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Falls
  • Infection
  • Poor hygiene
  • Mood changes
  • Use of restraints
  • Weight loss

Nursing home providers will often dismiss these signs as a general “failure to thrive” and will attribute physical and psychological problems to the inevitable decline of old age. As an advocate for your elder loved one, you should retain legal counsel to investigate and take decisive steps to remedy the situation.

Holding providers accountable for abusive or negligent staff

Under the long-established legal principle of respondeat superior, companies must answer for the negligent actions of their employees in the course of employment. Nursing home facilities can also be liable for abuse by their employees under a theory of negligent supervision, negligent hiring, and substandard training. As your elder’s legal representatives, we fight aggressively to end abusive and negligent treatment and to recover full and fair compensation for past wrongs.

Contact our compassionate attorneys to fight nursing home abuse and neglect

If your elder loved one is being subjected to abuse or neglect in a New York nursing home, let The Tacopina Injury Firm fight for you. We pursue a variety of remedies to end mistreatment and recover full and fair compensation.  To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation, call us today at 347-246-5102 or contact our Manhattan office online.