Nursing homes are supposed to provide safe haven for the elderly and other residents unable to care for themselves. Sadly, nursing home negligence is all too common — and nursing home abuse or neglect can result in serious injury or the death of a loved one.
At Goldberg Sager & Associates in Brooklyn, we are skilled in personal injury and wrongful death matters. For more than 25 years, we have stood by the side of nursing home negligence victims and their families to help them obtain just compensation.
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We offer personal injury clients prompt, responsive service. We take pride in affording our clients the attentive service they deserve. At Goldberg Sager & Associates, our dedicated staff and lawyers work diligently to bring you peace of mind and the results you deserve for loved ones in long-term care facilities.
Following are examples of nursing home and elder abuse cases we commonly handle:
- Physical abuse: If someone you love suffers harm at a nursing home, our firm can help you build a case against the facility. Physical abuse can range from striking patients to depriving them of food, water or needed medicine.
- Neglect: Nursing home staffers have a duty to care for patients. Doctors and nurses can cause injury and death by failing to tend to their elderly patients.
- Emotional or psychological abuse: You have a right to take legal action against a hospital, nurse or doctor if your loved one suffers psychological harm or trauma while under their care.
- Sexual abuse: In some cases, nursing home abuse may involve sexual assault. We fight vigorously on behalf of such victims.
Staff members in nursing homes are sometimes inadequately or wrongly trained. They may provide little or no monitoring of patients, cause patients to elope from the facility or leave elderly or incompetent residents to fall out of bed, acquire bedsores (ulcers), starve due to improper nutrition or go without the proper medication. Severe negligence can even result in death. If someone you love passes away because of a negligent nursing home doctor, nurse or aide, please talk to us.
Elder abuse and nursing home neglect are serious problems. Attorney Karen Goldberg Sager is ready to provide your family with sound advice and aggressive representation. To speak with an experienced nursing home/elder abuse attorney or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today.