Rockland County
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

We expect loved ones to be safe in nursing homes and place enormous trust in these facilities. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. If your loved one was abused or injured (due to someone’s negligence), you will need a lawyer experienced in this area of law to obtain compensation for your family’s suffering. The attorneys at Mitchell J. Schroeder P.C. are here to help you. Contact our Rockland County nursing home abuse lawyers today so we can get started working on your case and fighting for the justice you deserve.

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers | Fighting for Justice

Any nursing home facility that mistreats its residents should be held responsible for injuries if they were caused by inadequate care. Compensation may be obtainable if the injury could have been avoided with proper care of the nursing home facility and its staff. Our experienced New York injury lawyers handle nursing home negligence cases throughout the New York metropolitan area. We are ready to help your loved ones get the legal attention they need.

Common Examples and Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

Though nobody ever wants to imagine that their loved one has been made a victim of neglect or abuse in a nursing home, there are certain signs of physical, sexual, emotional, and financial abuse that you should look out for.

  • Unexplained bruises, burns, scars, or fractures
  • Signs of restraint, such as wrist injuries
  • Open wounds, cuts, or punctures
  • Sprains, dislocations, or internal injuries
  • Bedsores
  • Inadequate hygiene
  • Constant complaints of hunger or thirst, or sudden weight loss
  • Symptoms of overmedication, such as being drowsy or confused
  • Bruises or bleeding in private areas
  • Difficulty walking or sitting
  • Depression, confusion, withdrawal, fearfulness, or any other sudden personality changes
  • Lack of interest in activities or relationships
  • Unexplained changes in bank accounts or spending patterns
  • Missing money or belongings

Keeping an eye out for any of these signs can potentially save a life. If you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you should take several steps to document the incident and get them to safety. If they’re in immediate danger, call 911. You should also take pictures of any evidence of abuse, including poor nursing home conditions or injuries to your loved one. You should also notify nursing home management. Finally, you should speak with a competent nursing home abuse lawyer who can fight to hold the nursing home accountable.

Nursing Home Facilities in Rockland County

There are many nursing homes throughout Rockland County. Just some of the nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Rockland County where we handle cases involving abuse or neglect include:

  • Nyack Ridge
  • Friedwald Center For Rehab And Nursing LLC
  • Pine Valley Center For Rehab and Nursing
  • The Willows at Ramapo
  • Northern Metropolitan Residential Healthcare Facility
  • Tolstoy Foundation Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
  • Assisted Living at Northern Riverview
  • Northern Manor Geriatric Center
  • Helen Hayes Hospital
  • Helen Hayes Hospital TCU
  • Loeb House Inc. Adult Home

If you or a loved one has been neglected or abused in any of these facilities, please don’t hesitate to speak with our firm. We also handle cases of abuse or neglect that occur in nursing homes in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, and Orange Counties as well.

Statute of Limitations

Please keep in mind that nursing home negligence claims have to be filed within three years of the occurrence. That said, there are instances of medical malpractice, within these facilities, and those claims have to be filed within 2.5 years of the occurrence. These statutory deadlines could be extended under specific circumstances. However, you must contact an attorney immediately.

Contact Our Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Today

We are here to get your loved one to safety. We are here to combat the rampant mistreatment of residents in nursing home facilities. We are here to fight for justice. Contact Mitchell J. Schroeder P.C. to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm today.

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