When your loved ones start aging and losing their ability to take care of themselves, you may be faced with the very difficult decision to put them in a nursing home. Putting an elderly parent or spouse in a nursing home is never an easy decision. It requires a level of trust in the professionalism and security of the nursing home facility. You want to believe that the nursing home will make the interests of your loved ones a priority and that they will keep them safe from harm. Your loved ones may be old and vulnerable, but they should be treated with dignity and respect. When your loved one is abused or neglected in a nursing home, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the nursing home facility. You will need the help of an experienced Rochester nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer. Dennis Herron & Associates can help you.
Dennis Herron & Associates is a team of personal injury lawyers helping families in the Rochester, New York area take action against nursing home facilities that have abused or neglected their loved ones.
For over 25 years, we have stood by our clients who have been injured by the wrongful acts of others to get them due compensation for their injury.
We have secured millions in verdicts and settlements for families whose loved ones have been injured.
If your loved one has suffered nursing home abuse and neglect and you need reliable and experienced legal representation, call Dennis Herron & Associates today at (585) 244-6000.
Duty to Report Signs of Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes
Nursing home facilities provide skilled and unskilled care to their residents. Some of the employees or contractors include administrators, physicians, physical therapists, nurses, social workers, and psychologists. They are required by law to uphold their duty of care to the residents of nursing home facilities. In addition to their duty to provide care according to the expected standard, they are also responsible for reporting suspected physical abuse, neglect, and mistreatment of nursing home residents to the appropriate authorities. If their failure to uphold their duty results in injury to any of their residents, they may be held financially responsible for the damages suffered by the victim.
Taking Legal Action Against a Nursing Home
If your loved one has suffered nursing home abuse and neglect, you may be facing an uphill battle trying to hold the facility accountable. To succeed in an action against a nursing home, you will need compelling evidence. Conducting an investigation to establish your case and gather evidence can be frustrating. The nursing home facility may not be cooperative and you may need the assistance of the courts to get to the bottom of what happened in your case. This is why you need a lawyer with experience helping others who have been the victim of nursing home abuse and neglect. A lawyer who understands the law and the legal process is your best weapon against a nursing home that has wronged you or your loved one.
Demanding Compensation for Your Family
If you or your loved one has suffered abuse and/or neglect at a nursing home, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the damages you suffered. Under the law, only the victim can file an action against the nursing home. However, if they lack the mental or physical capacity to sustain an action, an appointed legal representative can pursue an action on their behalf.
In New York, the time limit for filing a nursing home abuse and neglect claim is three years. The sooner you consult with a lawyer after you suspect any abuse or neglect, the more time you have to build a strong case against the nursing home.
Work With a Trusted Rochester New York Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer
If you want to talk to an experienced lawyer about nursing home abuse and neglect, we look forward to hearing from you. At Dennis Herron & Associates, you will find experienced and compassionate legal professionals who will diligently prosecute your case. Call us at (585) 244-6000 to speak with one of our Rochester nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers.