Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Law Firm

Nursing homes can be the answer that many families are searching for during a hard time. However, the stories and nightmares of residents in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities can scare anyone away. The ugly truth is that residents can suffer severe injuries as the result of neglect, negligence, or even abuse. The nursing home negligence attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® of Schenectady, New York is dedicated to upholding the quality of care in our long-term care institutions by defending the rights and seeking compensation for residents who are injured by neglect or inadequate care.

Long-term care facilities such as nursing homes are required to provide adequate care to maintain and attain the highest practicable level of physical and mental well-being for their residents. Anything less is a violation of New York State and Federal regulations and statutes. That being said, have you or your family member suffered from bedsores, falls, dehydration, malnutrition, chemical or physical restraints, sexual abuse, medication errors or unsanitary or unhygienic conditions? Has a family member wandered in or strayed from a nursing home and suffered an injury as a result? If so, you or your family member may have a case.

The above injuries are not the natural result of the aging process, and can be prevented. If you or a loved one has suffered abuse, neglect, or wrongful death in a nursing home or other long term care facility, please contact the nursing home negligence lawyers of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® at our local Schenectady office. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case we will work on a contingent fee basis.

Let the nursing home negligence lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters® of Schenectady help if you or a loved one has suffered abuse, neglect, or wrongful death in a nursing home or other long term care facility by calling us at (518) 862-1200, or toll free at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).


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Wrongful Death

If someone is injured as a result of negligence and dies as a result of those injuries, the Administrator or Executor of the Estate may bring a claim for wrongful death on behalf of those family members who would be entitled to inherit from the Estate. New York law allows a recovery for the economic loss that is incurred as a result of the death, as well as a recovery for the conscious pain and suffering experienced by the deceased.

When determining the amount of damages to award to the Estate, the jury takes several variables into account.  The character, habits and ability of the deceased, the services the deceased would have performed, the portion of the deceased’s earnings that would have been spent to care for and support the family, and the intellectual, moral and physical training, guidance and assistance that the deceased would have given any children are all important factors that work together to determine the final amount awarded to those who will be inheriting.

If you need assistance from a team of experienced wrongful death lawyers in making a wrongful death claim, please contact the wrongful death law firm of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters® at our local Schenectady, NY office at (518) 862-1200, or call toll free at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).

We have the experience to assist you through this difficult time.