Respected Albany Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
One’s lifetime is usually filled with experiences and contributions to loved ones, a profession, and the community. Toward the end of life, time and declining health takes its toll and often requires our loved ones needing help to navigate day-to-day living. This could mean daily in-home care by healthcare aides and even family members. Eventually, it may even require your loved one to leave their home and live in a nursing home or assisted living facility where they can receive the care they need to live comfortably and safely.
Albany, New York, situated in New York’s Capital Region, is home to many elderly and infirm residents as well as quite a few nursing homes. Most are exemplary. Some are mediocre. Some are worse. Not every nursing home is properly equipped or staffed to provide the care our loved ones deserve. In the worst cases, someone we love could become a victim of injury or death due to negligence or mistreatment. These situations are unforgivable and must not be taken lightly. Your loved one and your family have rights and we are here to help guide you through the process. When nursing home abuse occurs, you can fight back. Get in touch with our Albany nursing home abuse lawyers to discuss your concerns.
Not all nursing home abuse is active. Nursing home staff are obligated not only to refrain from harming their patients but also to diligently assist them. Failure to properly care for a patient constitutes nursing home neglect, which is a form of abuse. Bedsores, also known as decubitus ulcers, are a warning sign of nursing home abuse because they arise when your loved one lies in bed or sits for long periods without changing position. Fortunately, the presence of bedsores can be used as evidence of nursing home abuse. Let a trusted Albany nursing home abuse attorney at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy help you.
Elderly Abuse, Neglect, and Nursing Home Abuse Settlements and Jury Verdicts
If you believe a loved one is a victim of abuse or neglect by a caregiver or at a nursing home, the laws in New York State provide legal means for you to hold those responsible and pursue compensation for injury or death due to neglect or failure to meet standards of care.
Standards of Care for Elderly in Long Term Care or at Nursing Homes
Nursing homes and long-term care facilities that receive federal funds are responsible for providing quality of care, and compliance with New York State and Federal regulations and laws.
Unfortunately, far too many facilities serving the needs of the elderly fail to meet standards of care, and/or comply with federal and state regulations and laws designed to protect patients at long-term care facilities and nursing homes.
Rights of Nursing Home Residents in New York State
New York State mandates that every nursing home resident is entitled to:
- Quality of care and treatment, without discrimination
- Privacy in communications
- Dignity, respect in a comfortable living environment
- Safeguard of personal property and money
- Freedom of choice to make their own, independent decisions
- Safeguards in admission transfer and discharge to and from the nursing home
- Participation in organizations and activities of one’s choice
- Access to easy to use and responsive complaint procedures
- The ability to exercise all of one’s rights without fear of reprisal
Any action to prevent or deny a resident of long term care or nursing home facility requires action. Not only for the benefit of one patient, but also because infractions will also occur against other residents.
Our Nursing Home Abuse Practice Group
Our nursing home abuse practice is headed by Attorney John F. Harwick, Esq. John is licensed to practice in New York, before both state and federal courts. His stellar trial record is well-known. This will make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. Even if your case never goes to trial.
Of course, most clients prefer settlement to trial – and so do most lawyers. But does your lawyer prefer settlement because he is afraid of going to trial, or does the other side prefer settlement because they are afraid to face your lawyer in court? With the attorneys at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, the answer is never in doubt, because we are always ready to fight and win, either at the settlement table or, if necessary, in court.
Considering a nursing home or elderly abuse lawsuit?
Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case.
Compassionate – Aggressive Legal Representation
In addition to nursing home abuse claims, we also handle the following related claims:
At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, we admit we are two-faced: compassionate and supportive to our clients, and tough as nails towards any opposing party who dares try to take advantage of them. Our courtroom record is so successful that, ironically, we don’t go to court as often as we used to – opposing parties usually prefer to negotiate a settlement instead. When someone you love has been hurt, you need more than a good lawyer. You need a compassionate Albany nursing home abuse lawyer that is experienced and prepared to protect the rights of you and your loved one.
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy also represents clients with the following injury cases:
- Auto Vehicle Accident
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Jet Ski Accidents
- Snowmobile/ATV Accidents
- Pedestrian Injuries
- Trip and Fall
- Worker Compensation
- Disability Insurance
- Wrongful Death
- Defective Products
- Construction and Workplace Accidents
- Dog Attack
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Medical Negligence and Malpractice
We are proud to always offer free in-person consultations with one of our experienced Albany nursing home abuse attorneys. In order to better serve you, we are able to meet at your home, hospital, or at one of our four office locations:
- Albany Law Office
- Schenectady Law Office
- Troy Law Office
- Saratoga Springs Law Office
- Colonie Law Office
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Firm – Serving the Capital Region With Excellence.