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Bronx Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Bronx Nursing Home Abuse LawyerWere you or a family member abused or neglected in a nursing home in the Bronx, NY? Contact Oresky & Associates, PLLC, for legal assistance today.

You may be entitled to significant compensation. An experienced Bronx nursing home abuse lawyer can help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and more.

Our lawyers have over 30 years of experience representing personal injury victims in NYC.

Since we founded our law firm, we’ve recovered over $400 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients.

To learn more about our team, contact our law offices in the Bronx, New York, to schedule a free consultation today.

Contact us at (718) 993-9999.

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How Can Oresky & Associates, PLLC, Help If My Loved One Was a Victim of Nursing Home Abuse in the Bronx?

How Can Oresky & Associates, PLLC, Help If My Loved One Was a Victim of Nursing Home Abuse in the Bronx?Nursing homes are responsible for providing residents with a safe environment. In addition to receiving proper care and supervision, residents are also entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. When someone you love is abused at the hands of a trusted caregiver, an experienced Bronx personal injury lawyer can help you fight for justice.

When you hire Oresky & Associates, PLLC, you’ll have a lawyer to:

  • Investigate to determine who is responsible for paying your damages
  • Gather strong evidence to support your claim
  • Calculate your case value 
  • Work with top-rated experts who can help prove your case
  • Identify all sources of insurance coverage
  • Negotiate with the insurance companies and defense lawyers 

Our founding attorney has been rated by Super Lawyers and included in New York Magazine’s “New York’s Leading Personal Injury Lawyers.” You can count on our Bronx personal injury attorneys to do everything possible to help your family recover the compensation you need to move on. Just give us a call today to schedule your free initial consultation.

How Common Is Nursing Home Abuse?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one out of every six older adults has admitted to being abused in an assisted living facility. Shockingly, two out of every three nursing home staff members admitted to committing acts of abuse in the prior year.

There are at least 612 registered nursing homes in New York State. According to some studies, at least 260,000 nursing home residents were subject to some type of abuse in the prior year.

If you or a loved one were a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, our lawyers in the Bronx are here to fight for you. Contact Oresky & Associates, PLLC, to learn more about your legal options. We offer a free case review, so don’t hesitate to call our Bronx nursing home abuse attorneys today.

Our Lawyers Handle All Types of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Cases

There are many different types of nursing home and elder abuse.

Our lawyers handle all types of nursing home abuse cases, including those involving:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Financial exploitation
  • Nursing home neglect or negligence

Any form of nursing home abuse can be devastating for the victim. If you suspect that your loved one is being abused in a long-term care facility, contact our law firm in the Bronx right away. We’ll do everything we can to help you stop the abuse and hold the responsible parties liable.

How Much Compensation Can I Recover By Filing a Nursing Home Abuse Claim in the Bronx?

The value of your case can depend on many different factors.

When our lawyers are building our case, we will evaluate:

  • The cost of your medical treatment and expenses incurred due to the abuse
  • The nature of the at-fault party’s actions
  • How the abuse impacted your loved one’s physical and emotional health
  • How the abuse will impact your loved one’s quality of life

No two personal injury claims are exactly the same. Our lawyers will carefully review your case and bring in experts as needed to prove your damages.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Victims of Nursing Home Abuse in the Bronx?

In New York, victims of nursing home abuse can be held responsible for their economic damages and non-economic damages.

Economic damages compensate for the financial losses you suffer due to the abuse, such as:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • The cost of moving your loved one to a safe nursing home
  • Your lost wages while you assist your family member
  • Rehabilitation
  • Restitution in cases involving financial abuse

Non-economic damages make up for the “invisible” losses your family has suffered because of the abuse.

Examples of non-economic damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • PTSD
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Embarrassment and humiliation 
  • Reduced life expectancy

It’s also possible that the abusive party or the nursing home may be held responsible for punitive damages. These damages are awarded only to punish the defendant. While they’re rarely available, they may be appropriate if the defendant is guilty of intentional wrongdoing or gross negligence.

Who Is Responsible for Paying My Damages?

Anyone who committed the abuse or allowed the abuse to occur can be held financially responsible for nursing home abuse.

Examples of the parties who may share liability include:

  • Nursing home administrators and staff members
  • Certified nursing aides (CNAs)
  • The nursing home itself
  • Doctors, nurses, and healthcare providers
  • Government agencies responsible for licensing or oversight

Multiple parties can be held responsible for the same harm. It’s important to remember that someone other than the person committing the abuse can be held responsible for the abusive party’s actions.

For example, nursing homes can be held liable for the actions of their employees. That’s because it is the nursing home itself that is responsible for ensuring their property is safe for residents. Nursing homes that ignore safety regulations and fail to provide proper oversight can be held accountable for their actions.

What Are the Most Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?

The signs and signals of nursing home abuse can vary depending on the type of abuse involved.

Some of the most common signals that your loved one is being abused include:

  • Unexplained physical injuries, including fractures and wounds
  • Bruising, bedsores, and pressure ulcers
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Dehydration or malnutrition
  • Sudden illness or disease
  • Genital infections, STDs, or bruising
  • Rocking, self-hugging, and other regressive behaviors
  • Refusal to speak with or see family members
  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • Depression or withdrawal
  • Fear of being left alone with nursing home staff
  • Nursing home staff who refuse to leave you alone with your loved one
  • Unexplained financial transactions, missing checks, or new credit cards
  • Untreated medical conditions
  • Unsanitary conditions in the nursing home itself

Nursing home residents are often reluctant to report abuse. Abuse and neglect can be especially difficult to detect in residents who suffer from memory disorders, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. 

Nursing Home Abuse Can Cause Devastating Harm

The harm caused by nursing home abuse can haunt your family for years to come.

Some of the most common long-term consequences of abuse include:

  • Development of additional medical conditions
  • Severe depression
  • Bed sores and infections
  • Financial insecurity
  • Reduced life expectancy
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Wrongful death of your loved one

The severity of these consequences should not be ignored. Our lawyers are here to help you fight to recover the maximum compensation possible. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help build your case.

What Are the Leading Causes of Nursing Home Abuse in the Bronx, New York?

Nursing home abuse and neglect occur for many different reasons.

Some of the most common causes of nursing home abuse in the Bronx include:

  • Negligent hiring practices, or failure to properly screen staff members before hiring
  • Failure to properly train and supervise staff members
  • Understaffing and overworked staff
  • Unsanitary conditions and outdated medical equipment
  • Failure to transfer nursing home residents to a hospital or medical facility when necessary
  • Medical malpractice
  • Failure to closely supervise nursing home residents with cognitive disabilities
  • Negligent security, which can allow criminal acts to occur
  • Ignoring the laws and regulations governing nursing home safety

It’s important to understand the factors that allow abuse in assisted living facilities to occur. Once we know why the nursing home abuse occurred, we can work to hold all responsible parties accountable for your family’s losses.

If you would like an experienced lawyer to review your case, contact our Bronx nursing home abuse attorneys for a free case evaluation today.

How Long Do I Have To File a Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit in New York?

Under New York law, injured parties have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. This three-year statute of limitations generally starts to run on the date you discovered the harm or reasonably should have known about the abuse. Once three years pass, you lose your right to sue for damages.

Contact a Bronx Nursing Home Abuse Attorney for a Free Case Review

If you or a family member have been abused in a long-term care setting, contact Oresky & Associates, PLLC, today. An experienced Bronx nursing home abuse lawyer can help you fight to hold the responsible parties accountable.

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