One of the most unfortunate realities of our world today is the presence of physical, emotional, and even sexual abuse in New York nursing homes. We expect our loved ones to be held in professional, attentive care while residing in a nursing home, and all too often, this is not what our loved ones receive. We have dedicated our practice to protecting these victims and fighting for what they deserve.
For 20 years, the attorneys at the Clinesmith Law Firm have been taking on cases dealing exclusively with nursing home abuse, fighting for the compensation they and their families deserve both in the courtroom and at the settlement table. The personalized, compassionate attention our firm applies to your case, in tandem with our extensive legal experience, promotes the best possible outcome for your case.
Nursing home abuse comes in a variety of forms, but they can be divided by attitude or intention by the individuals who commit. Some forms occur as a result of neglect or carelessness, and some occur as a result of direct attention to cause harm to the patient. Each are fought against vigorously by our firm.
Common examples of nursing home abuse include:
These are all examples of how negligence manifests into an easily avoidable health concern or discomfort for your loved one in the nursing home. For example, bedsores are caused only when medical professionals neglect to move the patient from a certain position or to check for signs of them.
Depending on the current state of the patient, it may be difficult to tell when something is going wrong with their care. Many of these signs coincide with the known effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, conditions very common in elderly nursing home patients. But, signs can still be seen.
Look for the following if you suspect potential abuse:
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"Curtis and his firm are great at what they do. They've been representing clients in abuse and neglect cases for years; his team is smart, hardworking, and they truly care about their clients. Curtis is the utmost professional and will do whatever is needed for his clients to obtain the justice they deserve."