Nursing homes in New York City must follow state and federal guidelines. They have a duty to uphold accepted standards of care for their residents. This includes the right to a safe, violence-free environment.
While some nursing homes strive to make residents feel as comfortable and safe as possible, others do not. It is often a family member who notices odd actions on the part of the staff that alerts them to nursing home abuse or neglect.
If you notice unusual actions with your loved one’s staff, it may be time to call a lawyer. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm accepts many types of nursing home abuse and neglect cases.
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How Odd Actions Could Indicate Abuse or Neglect
Nursing home staff who abuse or neglect their frail and vulnerable residents do not advertise their violent or predatory behavior. That is why we encourage the spouse or adult child of a nursing home resident to be on the lookout for odd behavior.
Unusual actions can be a red flag for many types of physical, emotional, sexual, verbal, or financial abuse.
As lawyers for many nursing home plaintiffs, we urge you to notice such odd actions as:
- Staff who refuse to allow the resident to have visitors or accept phone calls.
- Staff who do not allow you to spend time with your loved one in private or if you are aware of someone listening to your phone call.
- Staff appears to be overmedicating or withholding medication.
- Staff does not notify you or explain bruises, welts, burns, or other injuries to your loved one.
- Staff becomes surly or hostile when you ask about your loved one.
- Staff appears to ignore or delay going to your loved one when they ask for help.
Please take immediate action if your loved one is in danger right now.
How a Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer Can Help
Our firm’s founding lawyers have more than 50 years of legal practice between them. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm accepts nursing home abuse and neglect cases to help victims and their loved ones recover compensation.
We also believe strongly that nursing homes who allow or contribute to the abuse or neglect of their elderly residents should be held accountable. Our lawyers want to help clients affected by abuse or neglect, and in so doing, we may be able to prevent others from suffering a similar fate.
A lawyer with our firm can:
- Obtain evidence of nursing home abuse and neglect.
- Identify all liable parties.
- Valuate damages such as medical care and pain and suffering.
- Pursue compensation through liability insurance claims or in a courtroom verdict.
- Protect and preserve the resident’s civil rights.
You do not have to face a potentially dangerous or negligent situation on your own. You may want to contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm for a free case evaluation with a member of our team.
For a free legal consultation with an odd actions on the part of the staff lawyer serving New York City, call (800) 794-0444
Types of Cases We Accept
Nursing home abuse and neglect is all too common. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, more than 50 percent of nursing home employees admitted to having mistreated residents through physical abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect.
The lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm accept cases that involve:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Financial abuse
- Neglect of basic needs
Our lawyers work on a contingency basis. You do not pay upfront costs. We are paid only from a portion of any compensation that we recover on your behalf.
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Wrongful Death Following Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
You also have legal options if you lost a loved one to intentional or reckless acts. Our firm may be able to help you recover compensation through a wrongful death claim or lawsuit.
Both personal injury lawsuits and wrongful death lawsuits are regulated by Sec. 214 of the New York Statutes. You have only a limited time to take legal action. A New York City odd actions on the part of the staff lawyer may be able to help you decide how to proceed.
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Compensatory Damages for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Nothing can erase the trauma of a loved one being abused by an unscrupulous or careless caregiver. What Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can do for you is carefully assess your loved one’s injuries and damages. We may be able to seek compensation on your behalf, which gives you time to devote to your loved one.
Potential Sources for Compensation
Nursing homes typically do not want the negative publicity of a trial. This makes it possible for you to be awarded compensation through a settlement. You also have the right to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Another option, if there is a group of plaintiffs who have been injured or wronged by the same entity, could be to file a class-action lawsuit.
What You Might Recover
The team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm knows that you want your loved one (and your family) to be made whole. We can determine your losses and help you recover compensation that might include:
- Medical care and attention
- Lifecare or domestic care
- Relocation expenses to another facility
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Other related out-of-pocket expenses
Funeral and burial expenses are usually included in a wrongful death lawsuit.
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If you notice anything odd about the staff actions and your loved one’s care in a nursing home, you may want to call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today. A member of our staff is ready to take your call and help you understand your legal options.