If your elderly loved one was subjected to abuse in their Long Beach nursing home, a lawyer from our firm can help you recover compensation. We are committed to recovering compensation for your loved one’s pain and suffering, medical bills, and other related expenses.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP has over 100 years of combined experience that we are excited to put to work for you.
We Offer Legal Help on a Contingency-Fee-Basis
You may have concerns about how you will pay for a nursing home abuse lawyer in Long Beach. However, with the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP on your side, that does not need to be a concern.
You do not:
- Pay us anything to get started on your case
- Have to keep track of how many hours we work for you
- Have to prioritize paying your bills over paying for a lawyer
We get paid out of the money we recover for you and your loved ones. You do not have to pay our attorney’s fees if we cannot secure damages on your behalf.
We Will Work to Recover Compensation for You and Your Loved One’s Losses
Here are some of the damages that we can recover through a nursing home abuse claim or lawsuit:
Your loved one may have needed extensive medical care due to the abuse they suffered. Our team can account for the cost of hospitalization, medications, and therapy in your case.
You may have needed to take significant time from work to care for your loved one. We can contact your employer to learn more about how much time you missed from your job.
The Cost of Moving to a New Facility
If your loved one was abused in their nursing home, it is reasonable to move them to a new care facility. We might be able to include the cost of moving them to a new nursing home in your case (if possible).
Pain and Suffering
Being abused at a care facility can be a traumatizing experience. Your loved one may be unable to live their previous quality of life after being mistreated. We can use the following factors to calculate the cost of your loved one’s pain and suffering:
- The severity of their injuries
- The details of their abuse
- How long they were abused
- The cost of your economic hardships
Wrongful Death Expenses
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) says that abused and neglected seniors are 300% more likely to prematurely pass away than their well-treated counterparts. You may have lost a loved one due to abuse in their nursing home.
You could recover the following losses:
- Funeral expenses, including burial, cremation, floral arrangements, and embalming
- End-of-life healthcare expenses
- Loss of consortium
Depending on the details of your nursing home abuse case, you could be entitled to other losses not on this list.
How Long You Have to File Your Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit
Per CVP §214, you could have three years to file your nursing home abuse lawsuit. The specific timeline in which you will have to take action depends on:
- When the instances of abuse took place
- Who was involved
- When you discovered the abuse
- Whether your loved one passed away
Your nursing home abuse lawyer in Long Beach can determine how long you have to take action under New York’s statute of limitations.
How Your Lawyer Can Help You Prove Your Case
Our legal team can investigate the circumstances of your loved one’s treatment to build your case. We can do this by:
Security Camera Footage
Your loved one’s maltreatment may have been captured on camera. Your lawyer can subpoena this footage and use it to prove that your loved one was abused.
We can speak to other nursing home abuse residents and caretakers to learn more about your case. We can even talk to your loved one’s healthcare providers to learn more about their injuries and mental state.
Reviewing the Nursing Home’s History
Some nursing homes have histories of abusing or neglecting their patients. We can look into the nursing home’s history to see if they have mistreated patients in the past.
We can visit your loved one’s care facility and take pictures of their living conditions. We can also take pictures of their bruises, scratches, or other injuries to prove that your loved one was hurt.
Your Loved One Has Legal Rights under New York Law
According to the New York State Department of Health, your loved one is entitled to respect, dignity, and safe living conditions during their nursing home residency.
Your loved one also has the right to:
- Live free of restraints
- Make independent decisions
- Be free from sexual, physical, mental, and verbal abuse
- See visitors whenever they want
- Have private communications
- Safeguard money and personal belongings
If any of these rights (and those not listed here) are violated, your loved one could have a case against their nursing home facility.
Call the Attorneys at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP for More Information
A nursing home abuse lawyer in Long Beach can help you recover damages for your loved one’s maltreatment. Because of how the statute of limitations affects your case, we encourage you to seek legal help at your earliest convenience. To discuss your options with a member of our team at no cost to you, call (516) 358-6900.
For a free legal consultation with a nursing home abuse lawyer serving Long Beach, call 516-358-6900