Physical Abuse


What are the warning signs?

Not all nursing home facilities provide safe environments for the residents who inhabit them. All too often, elderly individuals who reside in certain nursing home facilities in New York City are mistreated physically.

Physical abuse tends to be common in facilities that are understaffed, underpaid, and / or among staff members who are short-tempered. If you suspect that your loved one is being physically abused at his or her nursing home, you can look for the following warning signs to help confirm your suspicions.

  • Unexplained bruising
  • Bedsores
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Injuries from falls
  • Broken bones
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Signs of overmedication and / or over-sedation
  • Skin marks from restraints

Take legal action – Greenberg & Stein, P.C. can help!

Any nursing home staff member who physically abuses one or more patients at the facility can be held legally responsible for the resulting injury, illness, or death that occurs. Victims of physical abuse can seek financial compensation for their pain and suffering, and our New York City nursing home abuse lawyers are here to help in a legal pursuit of this nature.

In addition to involving Greenberg & Stein, P.C. in your case, you should also consider alerting other public authorities such as:

  • Local law enforcement
  • State department of social services
  • Elder protective services
  • Adult protective services

Greenberg & Stein, P.C. has a long history of success working in the field of personal injury law. Backed by more than 50 years of combined experience and millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, we stand ready to help with your claim or lawsuit.

We encourage you to call our office at 888-411-3966 to speak with an attorney about the details of your case. You can also complete the free case evaluation form on our site to get started on your case right away.

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