Attorneys Providing Representation for Victims of Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse
Fighting for elderly and infirm victims and their families
With people living longer than ever, long-term care is a booming industry in New York and throughout the United States. Unfortunately, this means that some facilities are all too willing to cut corners when it comes to resources and personnel. The resulting elder abuse and neglect can have tragic consequences for residents and their families. At Burke, Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP, we hold long-term care facilities accountable for their negligent actions and inactions. We thoroughly investigate allegations of abuse and aggressively pursue the compensation that families of abuse victims need in order to place their loved ones in a safe environment and increase their overall quality of life.
Signs of elder abuse and neglect
Nursing home negligence is such an insidious problem because the victims often cannot effectively communicate that they are being subjected to harm. Therefore, it is important for family members who have concerns about the treatment their loved ones are receiving to look out for several common signs of abuse and neglect:
- Unexplained bruises or injuries
There can be legitimate medical reasons for these symptoms, so it is important not to jump to conclusions too quickly, but if the nursing home doctors or staff cannot provide a satisfactory explanation, it may be time to consult an experienced personal injury attorney for help.
With over 38 years of experience in litigation and discovery, our team at Burke, Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP knows how to get answers when doctors and staff are less than forthcoming. We quickly get to work gathering documents, identifying witnesses and aggressively pursuing those responsible for neglecting or abusing your aged or incapacitated relative.
How you can help your loved one
Those who suspect elder abuse or neglect often do not know where to turn. Many want to remove their loved ones from these questionable environments but simply cannot take care of their loved ones on their own or afford to move them to a better facility. It is important to know that victims of this type of abuse may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering they experience. This money can help their families place them in higher-quality facilities or possibly even help cover the cost of in-home care.
Contact Burke, Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP today
The attorneys at Burke, Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP will work tirelessly to hold long-term care facilities in the Hudson Valley area accountable for the abuse and neglect they cause or allow. If you suspect your elderly loved one has been the victim of abuse or neglect, call our firm today at 845-294-4080 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We offer evening and weekend hours by appointment and are easily accessible by public transportation. We also service Poughkeepsie and Peekskill.