Fighting For Victims Of Nursing Home Abuse
When your loved one is under the care of a nursing home, you expect that they will be well tended and safe. But what if the unthinkable happens and your loved one is a victim of abuse or negligence? If you suspect a staff member or care facility of wrongdoing, we can help. At Silver & Kelmachter, we help the defenseless and their loved ones seek justice. With three decades of experience, we know how to spot abuse and fight back.
Protecting The Vulnerable
The New York City metro is home to countless nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Many of these have staff members who are underpaid and overworked, leading to negligent care. Unfortunately, victims often suffer in silence, because they are afraid to speak up. Instead, they may become depressed and withdrawn. Family members and loved ones should be alert for sudden behavioral changes.
Signs of neglect or intentional harm can include:
- Emotional withdrawal and detachment
- A sudden fear of physical contact
- Unexplained wounds or marks, including wounds in various stages of healing
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Untreated bedsores
- Poor hygiene
- Dirty bedding
- Excessive use of restraints
- Missed medication or unreasonable sedation
- Signs of sexual assault
Nursing homes and their insurance companies will spare no expense to fight these claims. Our attorneys know how to level the playing field, and they will not back down from these complex cases. Our firm has its own network of medical professionals who we can call on to build strong cases, and our lawyers know what it takes to win at trial.
End The Suffering By Contacting Us Today
No one should have to suffer abuse or neglect. If you suspect a nursing home of harming your loved one, we can help. To start your loved one’s injury claim, schedule a free consultation at our office in Tribeca by email or by calling 212-661-8400. Claims are handled on a contingency basis. This means you do not pay legal fees unless we win your case.