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Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

New York Elder Abuse Lawyer

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NYC law firm supporting victims of abuse and neglect in elder care and assisted living facilities

The attorneys at the Brooklyn-based law firm of Rubenstein & Rynecki have over three decades of experience helping clients seek justice when their loved ones suffer abuse or neglect in elder care or assisted living facilities.

Understanding nursing home neglect

Most people assume abuse involves physical violence. In reality, neglect is also a form of abuse, and it represents one of the most common forms of abuse, resulting in declining health and eventually death. Placing loved ones in nursing homes or assisted living facilities represents a difficult decision for most individuals, who make this choice to ensure their loved ones obtain the continuous care and professional attention they need. No matter how much research you do prior to selecting a facility, you need to remain watchful for signs such as the following:

  • Changes in the personality of the elder, or noticeable tension between the elder and a caregiver
  • Bed sores
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Weight loss or signs of dehydration
  • Unsanitary living conditions or lack of personal hygiene
  • Broken eyeglasses or damaged clothing
  • Medical bills that do not reflect actual rendered services
  • Refusal of a facility to permit visitation

What to do if you suspect elder abuse

If you believe a loved one suffers from abuse in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you need to take immediate action to stop further abuse.  New York City operates a 24-hour hotline at 800-621-4673, and the New York City Department for the Aging also provides extensive resources that can help.

The experienced attorneys at Rubenstein & Rynecki can also provide the advice you need to ensure the safety of your loved one, and we can help pursue compensation if your loved one suffers injury.

Seek support from an experienced lawyer

Even slight suspicion of elder abuse or neglect requires immediate attention. It costs nothing to schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer at Rubenstein & Rynecki to discuss your case and learn how we can help. Representing victims throughout NY since 1972, our firm has the experience, skills, and resources needed to help you pursue the monetary damages you deserve. No recovery, no fee. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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