NY Nursing Home Lawyers for Neglect, Bedsores, & Abuse
We entrust the care of our loved ones to nursing homes and long-term care facilities during a very critical time of life. Tragically, many facilities fail to take adequate care of our loved ones, resulting in falls, choking, bed sores, and a variety of other preventable injuries.
Worse, some facilities may employ those who abuse our loved ones.
This must stop.
Our nursing home practice is focused on holding nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and caretakers responsible for their negligence, abuse, and neglect. We have created a separate website that provides a wealth of information on specific nursing home matters, including:
- Nursing Home Lies, Betrayal, and Negligence
- How to Spot Nursing Home Abuse
- How to Determine if a Legal Case Exists for Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse
- The Rights of Your Loved Ones in Nursing Home Facilities
- Nursing Home Regulation
- Common forms of Nursing Home Neglect, including:
- Bedsores and pressure sores
- Physical and sexual abuse
- Wandering and elopement
- Medication errors
- Bed rail suffocation
- Wrongful death
- Compensation for Damages, including Pain and Suffering
- Rights Provided to Nursing Home Residents Under New York State and Federal Law
We Invite You to Visit Our Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Website, and to Call Us so that We May Learn About Your Case
We offer a free consultation, and if we are to serve as your lawyers, there is no fee for us unless we recover compensation for you.
In December 2007, I was stunned and completely devastated with the loss of my Father. He had gone to a rehabilitation/nursing home for a scheduled 3 weeks to improve the strength in his legs after being ill. The plan was rehabilitation and then return to his home for his active life.
Dad left that facility in an ambulance and was dead 31 days after arriving there for basic rehabilitation. Refusal by the staff doctor to follow my Fathers hospital discharge orders, nurses and aids not following standard care procedures resulted in daily errors and problems. All of my requests for doctor consultation were ignored. The staff discarded daily notes from me.
How could this happen? Why?? After spending weeks of sleepless nights, I consulted a friend who gave me countless reasons to just accept my Fathers death and heal.
I couldn’t let it go. I heard my Dad’s painful screams from the skin being eaten off his legs due to poor hygiene from the Nurses. I saw the hopelessness in his eyes when I explained there were no other facility openings to transfer him. I watched his dignity and will to live diminish. NO ONE DESERVES that type of treatment.
I was then referred to Bill Friedlander Esq., Friedland & Friedlander Law Firm.. We met and after explaining how difficult it is to prove my allegations, Bill miraculously accepted the case. Bill discovered cover-ups, lies, corporate mishandlings, state regulation violations, ineptness – he just kept investigating even after their insurance company filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Every legal filing was delayed, counter filed, this case dragged on for years, with no remorse or acknowledgement. I was discouraged, but Bill and his associate Dave Hoey convinced me that the nursing home was trying to break me by dragging this out until I would just give up.
After a 13-day trial and hung jury, Bill continued fighting for my Father – He and Dave Hoey were relentless. Finally the Nursing Home and their Doctor caved (3 weeks prior to the next scheduled trial). William Friedlander Esq. and David Hoey, Esq. had won Justice for my Dad and the case was settled.
I will never be able to express my gratitude to these two Attorneys who fought so hard for my Dad. The passion and kindness shown to me during this 7-year ordeal will always be with me.
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