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Physical, Mental and
Emotional Abuse

Rockland County Nursing Home Lawyers

Fighting Against Physical, Mental and Emotional Abuse

At Adams Law Firm, P.C.,our Bronx County nursing home attorneys understand the horrible consequences of physical, mental and emotional abuse in New York nursing homes. Oftentimes, patients are unable to clearly or effectively communicate abuse to others, including family members, or they may be threatened or too intimidated to alert someone of the abuse.

We are dedicated to protecting the rights of nursing home abuse victims. Our legal team understands how emotional and mental abuse may be difficult to prove, as there may not be overt signs or evidence. Our diligence and thorough case preparation help us to determine and prove liability.

Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

Our elder law attorneys realize that many residents of nursing homes are unable to communicate due to physical or psychological conditions. This dynamic often puts many elderly patients at the mercy of their caregivers. Additionally, the side effects or evidence of abuse can be hard to recognize by family members.

Physical Abuse

Please consult with an attorney the moment you suspect your loved one is suffering physical abuse. Physical abuse typically is the easiest to detect due to possible bruising, welts and other signs. Our legal team can help you pursue proper compensation for injuries sustained due to:

  • Striking
  • Shaking
  • Hitting
  • Improper use of restraints

Mental and Emotional Abuse

While mental and emotional abuse can be difficult to detect, the consequences are no less severe. Our elder care attorneys determine and prove emotional and mental abuse involving repeated or abusive:

  • Verbal statements
  • Failure to replace soiled linens
  • Disrespect
  • Uncaring treatment

Diligent Case Work

At Adams Law Firm, P.C., we understand that nursing home neglect or abuse can be difficult to pursue, as residents may be too scared to report it or too ill to notice it. Our dedicated lawyers conduct thorough background work to help determine and prove physical, mental and emotional abuse.

We interview witnesses, including residents, family members and employees. We also consult with investigators and other experts, such as psychologists, psychiatrists and physicians. Their expert testimony can help illustrate the serious consequences of their treatment and prove liability. Additionally, we dig into the nursing home’s background to uncover other instances of abuse and showcase a pattern of neglect.

Attorneys with Adams Law Firm, P.C. understand the tough decision you had to make in order to place a loved one in a nursing home. You likely toured several facilities, asked countless questions and believed you selected the right home for your loved one.

Nursing homes are obligated to provide a specific standard of care and quality of life to their residents. Unfortunately, several factors including poor staffing, lax supervision and carelessness can all lead to senior citizen abuse and injuries.

Contact our Bronx County Nursing Home Attorney

Please call us toll free at 888.MY 911 LAW (888-699-1152) for a free and confidential consultation.

Our offices serve Bronx County, Westchester County, Orange County, Rockland County and the Greater NY Area, and Bergen County. We have traditional office hours, with after-hours by appointment. We will also take on-site meetings.