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Protection For The Elderly Victimized By Abuse And Neglect

When you trust a person or facility to supervise and care for your elderly family member, you and your loved one are entitled to expect that reasonable care will protect against injury. At Rutberg Breslow Personal Injury Law, we strive to maximize compensation for victims of abuse and neglect.

Negligent Supervision Of Disabled Persons

Rehabilitation facilities, day programs, residential facilities and home care providers are required by law to keep disabled persons and people with special needs reasonably safe at all times. Their legal obligation to care for disabled persons or people with special needs fails to do so responsibly, the law provides a remedy. Getting that remedy often requires the right lawyer.

At Rutberg Breslow Personal Injury Law, we work hard on behalf of disabled individuals and those with special needs who suffer injuries due to the negligence of the people responsible for their safety. We are experienced in cases of rehabilitation facility negligence and cases involving negligent injury to special needs individuals.

Nursing Home Neglect And Abuse

Elder care abuse and neglect can be accidental or intentional. Both can cause physical and emotional harm, loss of dignity and loss of self-respect for the victim. Losses and harms suffered by our elderly impact the whole community through loss of faith in who we are as people and loss of confidence in the ability of our society to provide meaningful care for an aging population.

Elder abuse has no boundaries. It does not limit itself to the inner city or rural communities. Elder abuse does not select its victims by race, gender or income. It hurts the vulnerable and their families left at the mercy of a facility that promises care and security that it fails to provide.

Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing home negligence is often difficult to prevent or discover because the guilty party is often in a unique position to cover up their wrongdoing. Concerned family members should look for any signs of abuse, which might include bruises, cuts, bedsores, dehydration, weight loss, vomiting, depression, broken bones and soiled clothing or bed sheets.

There are many types of abuse, neglect and negligence, including:

  • Inadequate supervision
  • Unsafe buildings or grounds
  • Physical neglect or abuse
  • Medical neglect
  • Psychological abuse

Contact Rutberg Breslow Personal Injury Law

We work hard on behalf of elderly and disabled citizens injured due to the negligence of others. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury from a facility’s failure to administer professional and compassionate care, we will help you or your loved one receive proper compensation. The protection and well-being of your family matters to us. We handle cases all over the state of New York. Contact us for a free consultation or call our office at 845-846-8120.