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How can an attorney help me with nursing home abuse?

As our loved ones age, we are often faced with a difficult decision about how to deal with their continued care. Many families don’t have the skills, facilities, or qualifications necessary to provide adequate care for a loved one around the clock. Nursing homes often step in to deliver those vital needs.

When we place our loved ones in the professional care of others, we expect that they are receiving a level and quality of care that our family members deserve. This makes it all the more painful to discover that abuse has occurred. While most seniors are placed into capable and caring hands, there has been a growing and disturbing number of cases of abuse, including many here in New York.

The reality is that many nursing home facilities are understaffed, they employ people who are not properly trained or well-suited to this manner of work, or simply put profit over care. These shortcomings increase the odds that someone under their care will become the victim of abuse or neglect.

Suspecting or discovering evidence of abuse can be an extremely difficult experience, and it can be tough to know where or who to turn to in this moment of crisis. Speaking with an experienced and knowledgeable New York nursing home abuse attorney is one of the most important first steps you can make.

Greenberg & Stein employs a seasoned team of lawyers with experience in nursing home abuse cases.We give every nursing home abuse case the attention it needs in order to uncover the facts surrounding how an injury or abuse occurred and how to bring forth the strongest possible case. Once we’ve established the underlying facts, our attorneys can report the nursing home abuse to the proper authorities and take steps to ensure that the rights of the victim are protected in case the abuse report is lost or altered. Above all, it is important to thoroughly document all information relevant to the nursing home abuse at hand, as detailed and well-documented cases are more likely to prompt investigations. With our decades of experience handling nursing home abuse lawsuits, our attorneys know how to build strong cases and how to present legal claims against negligent facilities, employees, or both.

Our team has access to expert witnesses who can provide testimony as to how a victim’s injuries were linked to the abuse or neglect of a nursing home’s negligent conduct, which is often critical to garnering a successful outcome.

If you suspect your loved one is being abused or neglected while in the care of a nursing home, contact our nursing home abuse lawyers for a free consultation. The team at Greenberg & Stein has more than 75 years of combined legal experience and has a reputation for taking on and winning difficult cases. While every nursing home abuse case is different, you can be assured that we will fight to ensure that your loved one receives the justice they deserve.

We offer a free consultation and a 24-hour phone line, so don’t hesitate to call us if you suspect your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse in New York City. Call us today at 888-411-3966 to schedule your free legal consultation.