Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Law Firm

Most families across the country will, at one time or another, have a family member living in a nursing home or assisted-living facility. When the time arises to put a parent or grandparent into assisted living, much thought is put into where this person will be the happiest. Unfortunately, after all of the effort put into choosing the right home, your loved ones may still end up being mistreated or abused.

Have you or a family member suffered injuries while in the supervision of a long-term care facility or nursing home? Such facilities are required to uphold the highest level of care that is feasible for its patients. Below is a list of injuries that, if spotted, should result in a thorough investigation of its cause:

  • Bedsores
  • Falls
  • Dehydration and/or malnutrition
  • Chemical or physical restraints
  • Sexual abuse
  • Medication errors
  • Unsanitary or unhygienic conditions
  • Any injuries suffered as a result of entering/leaving a nursing home
  • Wrongful death

 

We hope your family never experiences these tell-tale signs of neglect and abuse. However, keeping an eye out for these indicators can make the difference in uncovering mistreatment. It is important to understand that if your loved one has suffered from abuse or neglect at a nursing home, you are able to take action on their behalf. Do not wait to take action, contact our Syracuse nursing home negligence lawyers today for a free case consultation. Call us at our Syracuse, NY location by dialing (315) 529-1010, or reach us 24/7 at our toll-free number, 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).

 

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Wrongful Death

Suddenly losing a loved one is one of the hardest things a family may have to endure. Unfortunately it happens all too often and there is no easy way to recover. Our wrongful death attorneys have dealt with many cases and understand what your family is going through. We are here to help take care of the legal issues so you can spend more time with your family. Contact us at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP for a free case consultation on how we may be able to assist you.

Because of its nature, wrongful death law is complex in New York State; we have a team in Syracuse dedicated to understanding the details of these lawsuits. The following variables are taken into consideration by the jury when evaluating a wrongful death case in court:

  • Character, habits and ability of the deceased
  • Services the deceased would have performed
  • Portion of the deceased’s earnings that would have been spent to care for and support the family
  • The intellectual, moral and physical training guidance and assistance of the deceased that would have been passed down to future generations
  • Loss of companionship and love
  • Loss of support

New York Statute of Limitations states the administrator/executor of the estate has up to two years from their initial knowledge of the death to file a wrongful death claim. In some wrongful death cases, compensation may also include punitive damages if a certain level of negligence or reckless conduct was associated with the death.

Our wrongful death lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP are dedicated to assisting families who are mourning the loss of a loved one. Please do not rush to a decision, take time to talk with a wrongful death attorney to see what options you have. You can contact the wrongful death law firm of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP at our Syracuse location by dialing (315) 529-1010 or reach us toll-free at 1800LAW1010 (1.800.529.1010).