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Advances in medicine and technology have enabled people to live for longer. While we are happy to have our loved ones with us for longer, there comes a time when they require more specialized care than we are able to provide. There are over 1.5 million people living in nursing homes across the US. These nursing homes are meant to provide a safe and healthy environment for the elderly. However, there are instances when nursing home staff instead abuse residents. If you suspect that your elderly loved one has suffered abuse from a nursing home staff you should contact an experienced New York nursing home abuse lawyer. 

The attorneys at the Harrison Law Group P.C. are highly experienced in representing victims of nursing home abuse as well as their families. Our attorneys recognize the devastating impact that nursing home abuse can have on the victims as well as their families. When you choose our law firm to represent you, you gain the benefit of over 30 years of experience successfully representing victims of personal injuries. Our legal team will fight to recover maximum compensation on your behalf. 

What is Nursing Home Abuse? 

People place their elderly loved ones in nursing homes to ensure that they get the care they need. However, nursing homes don’t always meet their requirements. Nursing home abuse occurs when a staff member of a nursing home mistreats a person under their care. Nursing home abuse is a criminal violation that can result in criminal charges against the nursing home staff member. However, it is also possible to file a civil lawsuit against those responsible for the abuse. An experienced New York nursing home abuse lawyer from the Harrison Law Group, P.C. can help you pursue justice on behalf of your loved one. 

Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse can take various forms. Some of the most common types of nursing home abuse include: 

Physical abuse and neglect

Elderly residents who suffer physical abuse at the hands of nursing home staff members may have both criminal and civil claims. Some of the most common nursing home injuries suffered by elderly residents due to abuse and neglect include slip and fall injuries, malnutrition and dehydration, bedsores, sepsis and other serious infections, burn injuries, and more.

Psychological and emotional abuse

This is a common form of abuse in nursing homes. It may include verbal abuse, isolation of residents, humiliation, intimidation, and demeaning behavior towards the residents. Emotional abuse will not be obvious as there are no physical marks. However, loved ones may notice changes in behavior such as avoiding eye contact, heightened anxiety, and loss of self-esteem. It is important for families to look out for signs of emotional abuse and investigate further to identify cases of emotional abuse. 

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Sexual abuse 

This form of abuse involves any kind of unwanted sexual contact or conduct against a nursing home resident. The sexual act is carried out without the consent of the resident. This applies even to seniors that are unable to communicate their disapproval or consent. 

Sexual abuse often results in a change in the personality or attitude of the victim. It is therefore important for family members to take note of psychological changes in their loved ones that are not related to any health condition they may be suffering. They should look for physical signs of abuse. 

Financial abuse

This occurs when a trusted person such as a caregiver takes advantage of the nursing home resident for financial gain by taking their funds illegally. This form of abuse may include the nursing home worker forging the nursing home resident’s signature, cashing in on their checks without their permission, or even stealing their property or money. 

Technological advancements have made it more difficult to detect financial abuse. This form of abuse is particularly common and often goes unnoticed. It is important for family members to keep track of their loved one’s finances including their bank accounts, pension, and property. 

Contact the Harrison Law Group, P.C. to Consult with an Experienced New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer 

Have you or a loved one been the victim of nursing home abuse? Contact the Harrison Law Group, P.C., and schedule an appointment to consult with an experienced New York nursing home abuse lawyer. 

Our attorneys are experienced in representing victims of nursing home abuse and negligence.  We offer a free consultation for victims and their families to discuss their rights and options. We’ll provide you with the guidance you need to make informed decisions and ensure your loved one’s protection. 

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with an attorney from our law firm. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Nursing Home Abuse New York

Is it okay to use chemical or physical restraints on a nursing home resident? 

Restrains are anything used to impede a person’s abilities. Restraints may be physical or chemical. Physical restraints include any type of equipment used to hinder a person’s ability to move freely. These restraints may be used to keep a person in bed or in a wheelchair. Chemical restraints include any medication administered to sedate a person. These medications are not medically prescribed or required for the person to whom they are administered. 

Physical and chemical restraints are used with the sole purpose of gaining control over a person. They should never be used by nursing home staff on nursing home residents with the sole purpose of controlling the resident for the convenience of the staff. They should only be used when it is medically necessary e.g. when doctors need to sedate the resident for their own safety or the safety of other residents. 

If you’re loved one has been restrained and there was no medical reason to do so, you may be able to file a nursing home abuse claim. Contact the attorneys at The Harrison Law Group, P.C. for a free case review.

Who can file a nursing home abuse complaint?

Nursing home abuse complaints can be filed by a resident of the nursing home that has suffered or witnessed abuse. They can also be filed by a family member of a resident of a nursing home or even members of the community that suspects nursing home abuse. 

If you file a complaint against a nursing home, you have the right to remain anonymous. Investigations into the allegations against the nursing home will be carried out and an investigation report submitted. You have the right to obtain a copy of the investigation report. 

If you suspect nursing home abuse against a loved one or have been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact the Harrison Law Group, P.C.  to learn more about your rights and options. 

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What is Personal Injury?

If you’re injured as a result of a negligent third party, you may be entitled to compensation due to the damages you’ve experienced — either directly through the responsible party or their insurance company. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer will focus on tort law while seeking economic and non-economic damages for their clients — whether or not the target is a multi-million dollar award.

Personal injuries are classified as injuries to the body, mind, and emotions of an individual. When you suffer an injury because of another party, you experience turmoil, and your quality of life will change. Some victims experience loss of enjoyment of life, and even depression.

It’s important to speak with mindful attorneys who have the wisdom to handle your case effectively. Personal injury suits are filed against individuals or entities that cause harm due to recklessness, negligence, misconduct, or liability.

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Our attorneys and staff are competent, compassionate, and committed to seeking the maximum fair and appropriate compensation for all of our clients. We fight to win, not to quickly settle and move on to the next case. Our firm will make sure that you are properly advised of all of your options while giving you the proper legal advice to make the right decision for yourself and your family. We are willing to go above and beyond to meet your expectations, whether it’s meeting with you after hours, on the weekends, at your home, in the hospital, or at the office. We will make ourselves available for you 24/7.

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We understand the immediate concerns you will have, which include paying your bills, traveling to and from work and doctors’ appointments, and taking care of your daily responsibilities. We want you to know that here at The Harrison Law Group we understand and can help. We will take immediate action on your case and begin to work as soon as we are retained.

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Our reputation is built on a record of attentiveness and diligence in pursuit of our clients’ interests. We fight hard for all of our clients with outstanding creative approaches and individualized solutions in personal injury and accident cases to seek the maximum fair and appropriate compensation. Time after time, The Harrison Law Group, P.C. has taken cases that other attorneys either wanted to drop or would have settled for small amounts, and we turned them into million-dollar cases. We have been dedicated to Personal Injury and helping our clients pursue justice for over 30 years.

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Our office sets itself apart because we do not only return phone calls; we call our clients at least every 30 days to provide a status update on your case — and if there is no update, we call to see how you are doing. Happy clients are informed clients, and we are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. We are available 24/7 to all of our clients via email, text, or phone to answer questions and give updates. While we have a big firm reputation, we have a small firm dedication to each client.

Types of Personal Injury

Personal injuries can refer to injuries sustained due to dental malpractice, product liability, or assault claims, but they more commonly involve the following types of injuries:

Car Accidents

When your vehicle collides with another vehicle, a pedestrian, an animal, debris, or another stationary obstruction such as a tree, pole, or building, you may face significant injuries and expenses that often include medical treatment and vehicle repairs. Following a car accident that was no fault of your own, it is important to immediately begin working with a New York personal injury lawyer to seek fair and appropriate compensation.

Truck Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents involving a truck or tractor-trailer and caused by the recklessness of others will present additional complex factors that are not present in a regular car accident case. You can be certain that there will be attorneys representing the truck driver, which is why you should partner with a New York personal injury lawyer at our law office immediately.

Motorcycle Accidents

When your motorcycle is involved in a motor vehicle accident at no fault of your own, you will need help in your fight to be fairly compensated in your case. As a client of our law firm, you can be confident that we are bringing the fight to the insurance company.

Premises Liability

An injury from an accident caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property often involves a fall on a slippery or uneven surface. Other types of negligence or dangerous circumstances may also lead to an injury or death. In some cases, your accident could amount to a multi-million dollar settlement. Our law office of NY accident attorneys will be happy to guide you through this process as our client.

Dog Bite

Dog owners are generally determined to be liable if their dog hurts you or anyone else. New York personal injury law in this situation provides a means to seek compensation for your medical expenses, your pain and suffering, & much more.

Slip and Fall

A property owner could be liable for damages if you slip, trip, and fall on their property due to their negligence. Working with a qualified New York personal injury lawyer in this situation is important because the Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County, or Long Island property owner that you file a claim against will certainly be represented by law firms who are trying to dismiss or settle your case for as little as possible.

Construction Accidents

An injury sustained due to working on a construction site can be life-changing or deadly. In many cases, such an injury will prevent your ability to continue working for some duration of time. Workers’ compensation is available for these types of accidents. Depending on the details of your case, you may also be able to file a lawsuit.

Wrongful Death

Death caused by negligence or intentional actions of another party is known as wrongful death. The NY accident attorneys at our law office are experienced in these cases and are ready to help you fight for the money you need.

Medical Malpractice

When you work with a licensed medical professional, you have every right to expect that they will take prudent and cautious steps to help you work towards a successful recovery. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The New York personal injury attorneys at our law firm are ready to help you fight for fair compensation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

What types of compensation can be received in a personal injury case?

There are several types of compensable damages that can be received including money for lost wages and career change, property damage compensation, health aids, and home rehabilitation to accommodate for the injuries sustained.

What is the difference between a “personal injury claim” and “personal injury lawsuit”?

A personal injury claim is when you or the law firm you have retained and the at fault party’s insurance company try to come up with a settlement to resolve your claim. Most cases generally do settle out of court. If a settlement can not be reached, a law firm will go ahead and commence a personal injury lawsuit, which simply means taking the at fault party to court.

How much is my case worth?

The value of your case depends on multiple factors such as liability, injuries, insurance coverage, venue, medical bills and etc. Here at The Harrison Law Group, P.C., we will evaluate your case and give you the most comprehensive answer as far as what you can expect regarding compensation.

What should you do after a personal injury accident?

Seek medical attention. Take photos of your injuries, defects and property damage. Keep track of everyone you speak with, take the names, phone numbers and addresses of all witnesses, as this will be useful information for when you hire an attorney. Finally, call The Harrison Law Group, P.C. to see how we can help.

What if I am part responsible for the accident?

Even if you are partially responsible for the accident you may still be entitled to compensation and you should not wait and speak to an attorney right away.

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