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Brooklyn Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
If you have an elderly relative who’s been abused, your family deserves to be compensated. Get the help you need by working with a Brooklyn nursing home abuse lawyer.
Many people understand the struggle of taking care of a loved one once the elderly family member has reached a certain age. While you want your family member well cared for, if you know you don’t have the time available yourself, you turn to a nursing home for help.
While in many cases this is a great idea and can help both you and your loved one, sometimes things go wrong. Nursing home abuse and neglect is a very serious matter, and one that needs to be addressed as soon as you become aware of it.
By hiring a Brooklyn nursing home abuse lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP you can rest assured that it will be. Furthermore, your attorney will fight for maximum compensation to assist you and your elderly family member in coping with the aftermath of the abuse or neglect.
Types of Abuse in Nursing Homes
When it comes to nursing home abuse, many people immediately think about actual physical violence, but there are actually many different forms that can victimize elderly residents:
- Sexual Abuse – Physically assaulting a resident or making him or her perform sexual acts
- Medical Abuse – Giving too little or too much medication
- Nutritional Abuse – Leaving patients malnourished and underfed
- General Neglect – Everything from not maintaining a resident’s personal hygiene to leaving high-risk or special-needs patients alone for too long
With any of these types of abuse, our attorneys usually find that multiple people are at fault. Your Brooklyn nursing home abuse lawyer will investigate everyone involved, including administrative staff, medical staff, and other residents to determine when the abuse started and who should be held accountable. Once these investigations are completed by your attorney, the next step is to determine compensation for your family.
Compensation for Elderly Abuse
We understand the costs associated with keeping your loved one in in a nursing home. We also understand that once the abuse has been reported, you’ll be in a difficult situation, and we want to help.
Your nursing home abuse lawyer can ensure that all of the costs involved with treating the effects of the abuse and moving your elderly family member to a new home are accounted for. These are just a few of the damages that might result from elderly abuse or neglect:
- Medical costs of the loved one
- Rehabilitation, if needed
- Pain and suffering
- Relocation costs
- Emotional distress of the resident
- Loss of consortium
Connect with a Brooklyn Elderly Abuse Lawyer
Nursing home abuse should never happen, but it affects many people—emotionally and physically—every year. When you’ve placed your loved one under nursing care, you expect them to be protected, and when they’re not, the responsible party should be held responsible.
We want to help you and your family fight for justice, so contact a Brooklyn nursing home abuse lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP by completing the form below or by giving us a call at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462).