Why You Need Our Brooklyn Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Has your loved one been injured in a nursing home? Do you think abuse or neglect by a nursing home played a role in the death of someone you love?
Our nursing Brooklyn home abuse lawyers understand that discovering someone you love has been injured by the very institution entrusted with their care can be devastating. Sometimes, abuse or neglect leads to injuries and illnesses that are fatal. Shouldn’t the nursing home be held accountable when its employees or policies cause harm to residents?
If you suspect abuse or neglect, contacting our lawyers right away can make a difference in your claim for damages, should you decide to pursue one. We can preserve your legal rights, put a stop to the abuse, and ensure the safety of your loved one.
At the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C., our lawyers offer free consultations to people who think their loved ones have been abused or neglected in a nursing home. There are a lot of nursing homes in Brooklyn. Was someone you love abused or neglected in one of these facilities?
- Atlantis Rehab and Residential HCF
- Atrium Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
- Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Bensonhurst Center for Rehab and Healthcare
- Bishop Henry B Hucles Episcopal Nursing Home
- Boro Park Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
- Brooklyn Center for Rehab and Residential Health Care
- Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home
- Brooklyn United Methodist Church Home
- Buena Vida Continuing Care
- Bushwick Center for Rehab and Health Care
- Cabs Nursing Home Company
- Caton Park Nursing Home
- Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation SNF
- Cobble Hill Health Center
- Concord Nursing Home
- Crown Heights Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation
- Crown Nursing and Rehab Center
- Ditmas Park Care Center
- Dr. Susan Smith Mckinney Nursing and Rehab Center
- Four Seasons Nursing and Rehab
- Hamilton Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Haym Solomon Home for the Aged
- Heritage Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
- Hopkins Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
- King David Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Linden Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Lutheran Christian Home & Health Center
- Marcus Garvey Nursing Home
- Menorah Home and Hospital for Aged and Infirm
- New Carlton Rehab & Nursing Center
- Norwegian Christian Home & Health Center
- NY Congregational Nursing Center
- Oxford Nursing Home
- Palm Gardens Care Center
- Phoenix Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
- River Manor Care Center
- Rutland Nursing Home Co
- Saints Joachim & Anne Nursing and Rehab Center
- Schulman and Schachne Institute for Nursing & Rehab
- Sea Crest Health Care Center
- Seagate Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
- Sephardic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Sheepshead Nursing and Rehab Center
- Shore View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
- Shore View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Spring Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center
If your loved one suffered abuse or neglect in one of these nursing homes in Brooklyn, call the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C. today at 800-560-0214 to schedule your free consultation.
What Can Our Lawyers Do to Help You Pursue a Claim Against a Brooklyn Nursing Home?
There are many things our lawyers can do to help you and your loved one. For example, we can report the abuse to the proper authorities and secure evidence related to the integrity of your allegations. We can also ensure that anything you file is complete and detailed and preserves all of your rights to pursue legal claims if negligence caused your loved one’s injuries or death.
Our lawyers can notify the nursing home of abuse allegations and help you navigate their response. Nursing homes have lawyers representing their interests, and you should have lawyers too. You are already dealing with a difficult situation if someone you love has been abused in a nursing home; our lawyers can ensure that you aren’t pressured into withdrawing your allegations or settling your claims for a lowball amount of compensation.
Of course, should you wish to take your claim to court, our lawyers do not shy away from litigation. We have all of the resources and experience needed to successfully litigate nursing home abuse and neglect claims in Brooklyn.
After making sure your loved one is safe, schedule a free consultation with our Brooklyn nursing home and abuse lawyers. There is a time limit to file nursing home abuse claims, and we want to make sure you still have time. Call the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C. today to protect your legal right to collect compensation from a negligent nursing home in Brooklyn.
What is Nursing Home Abuse?
Lawsuits for negligence against nursing homes stem from a wide variety of actions and non-actions that could be forms of abuse.
Abuse in nursing homes usually falls into one of the following categories, some of which can overlap:
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Financial Abuse
Let’s look at them each a bit more closely.
Physical abuse can involve physical contact such as hitting, kicking, pushing, slapping, or pinching. It can also include sexual abuse such as unwanted touching or rape. Physical abuse can also involve using force on nursing home residents to feed, wash, move, or give them their medication. Excessively using chemical or physical restraints are also types of physical abuse that often occur in nursing homes.
Emotional abuse in nursing homes often includes making comments that humiliate, threaten, insult, degrade, or shame residents. Manipulation is another form of emotional abuse that occurs frequently.
Nursing home employees may instill fear in patients by threatening to withhold food, water, or other care. Isolating patients from other residents or loved ones is another way that nursing homes commit emotional abuse. Nursing home residents rely on their caregivers for so much, making them extremely vulnerable to emotional abuse. Fear of reprisal can make it very difficult for someone to speak up when they are emotionally abused.
Financial abuse also occurs in nursing homes. This can occur when a nursing home visitor, resident, or employee steals valuables, forges checks, or other signatures. It can also occur when a nursing home resident is manipulated or deceived into “turning over” property, co-signing contracts, or giving money to someone.
Neglect occurs when caregivers fail to provide a reasonable standard of care. Nursing home neglect often involves failing to provide necessities like food, water, bathing, and medication. It can also involve failing to move patients to avoid bedsores or provide adequate supervision. The failure to address symptoms or complaints of illness or infection can also be neglect.
Ignoring a patient’s needs, refusing to speak to them, or take them to activities, can be some of the cruelest forms of neglect.
What Are Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?
The responsibility of detecting and reporting nursing home abuse almost often falls on visitors and family members. Why?
Because many signs of nursing home abuse are dismissed as part of growing old or signs of dementia, sometimes, elderly residents have trouble articulating the facts of what is going on or are afraid to speak up for fear of reprisal.
Family members and other visitors must know the signs of abuse and neglect so they can ensure the safety and well-being of their loved ones. Here are some common signs that your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home:
- Sudden changes in medication
- New or frequent injuries
- Severe lethargy
- Agitation, silence, or changes in demeanor/behavior around staff members
- Emotional and/or physical withdrawal
- Genital discomfort, bruising, or infection
- Missing money, checks, credit cards, or objects
- Unpaid bills
Nursing home residents are often ashamed or embarrassed to speak up, or they aren’t even able to. What can be worse is when they do, and no one believes them. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you must be on the lookout for the above signs and ask questions.
Be sure to seek legal counsel if you believe that abuse may have taken place.
Our Brooklyn Lawyers Hold Nursing Homes Accountable for Abuse and Neglect
Be eligible to collect compensation. Damages in nursing home abuse claims can include money to cover medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.
The facts of individual nursing home abuse lawsuits vary, but many involve some of the following situations:
- Negligent hiring
- Negligent supervision
- Inadequate training
- Medication errors
- Violations of safety regulations
- Breach of statutory rights
- Third-party negligence (another resident, visitor, or vendor)
- Inadequate security
Nursing homes must provide reasonable care to their residents. This can include the responsibility to vet staff members, train them, and make sure they do their jobs correctly. They must also implement enough security and supervision to provide adequate safety to residents in their care. Nursing homes must take steps to see that they receive respect, sufficient attention, food, water, social interaction, medication, and are not experiencing abuse or neglect.
When a nursing home or someone under the nursing home’s control acts negligently and causes injury to a resident, the nursing home may be liable and owe compensation to the victim.
Is There a Time Limit to File Nursing Home Abuse Claims in Brooklyn?
The statute of limitations for a personal injury case in New York is three years. Many nursing abuse cases fall into this category. If your loved one died in a nursing home, you might be able to file a wrongful death claim which has a shorter time limit. There are various time limits depending on the cause of action you can pursue.
We can’t tell you exactly how much time you have until we hear the facts of your nursing home abuse case.
Call the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C. if You Suspect a Nursing Home has Abused Your Loved One.
If your loved one has been abused or neglected in one of Brooklyn’s many nursing homes, call our lawyers today to protect your legal rights.
Set up your free nursing home abuse consultation by calling the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C. today at (800) 560-0214. We can help you collect the compensation you deserve when nursing home negligence harms someone you love.