Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers AttorneysNursing Home Negligence

As loved ones get older, the natural course of action for many people is to move into assisted living. Nursing homes ensure the guidance and safety needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle. These facilities can be found across the country, so there is high demand for quality employees that will take good care of residents. Finding experienced employees for these care positions can be difficult and mistakes can be made.

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 their onset:

  • 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

These are not just a part of aging; these are clear signs that abuse or neglect may be taking place. It is important to understand that if your loved one has suffered from abuse or neglect from someone at the nursing home, you can take action on behalf of your family member.

Call the Troy, NY Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters® office at (518) 273-1010, or toll free at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010), for your free consultation or to direct any questions you may have relating to our nursing home negligence lawyers.

 


Wrongful Death

Dealing with an untimely death is very difficult for any family. This is why at Martin, Harding, & Mazzotti, LLP®, we believe that you should not have to worry about the legal aspects of a wrongful death case. Our lawyers are experienced in wrongful death cases, and want to help you move to a legal settlement as quickly as possible.

In regards to claiming a wrongful death case, the Administrator or Executor of the specified Estate may file a claim if someone has been injured as a result of negligence, and later dies with this injury as the cause. New York State law permits a recovery for any economic loss that is a result of a wrongful death.

Also taken into account is a recovery for conscious pain and suffering experienced from the deceased. Since the jury requires an understanding of just how much economic loss the Estate can fairly claim, when determining a specific dollar amount several different variables are taken into account:

  • 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

This is a difficult process but contains a very important mix of information that will all work together to determine just how much money will be given to those in line to receive inheritance. If you need any guidance in making a claim, the wrongful death law firm of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters® is here to help. Call our local Troy, NY office at (518) 273-1010. For extended hours and a toll-free line, call 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).