A Common Problem: Resident-On-Resident Abuse

25-Aug-2015
If you have made the difficult decision to place your loved one in a nursing home, one of your greatest fears is your loved one suffering abuse at the hands of a caregiver. Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse often comes from staff members who work at a nursing home or assisted living facility. ...
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Making the decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility is rarely taken lightly and is usually made to ensure that they can receive the level of attention and care they need. Unfortunately, some nursing homes provide substandard care and some caregivers are actually abusive or negligent in their treatment of elderly residents and patients. In these matters, it is crucial to find a competent attorney who can help you take legal action.

This website was created as a resource to help individuals and families across the U.S. find and compare nursing home abuse attorneys who can help them seek justice for their or their loved ones' injuries. You can also learn more about elder abuse in our Nursing Home Abuse Information Center and can read articles and blogs written by the lawyers in our directory. Armed with information and legal counsel, you can fight back against nursing home abuse and negligence.

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Firm Spotlight

Witnessing or experiencing the traumatic effects of nursing home abuse can change a person. Whether it is physical abuse, emotional abuse or neglect, an elderly patient may suffer from serious injuries and emotional trauma as well. Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP is committed to helping victims of nursing home abuse and negligence across New York. With a long history of representing the injured and elderly, the firm is dedicated to exposing acts of abuse in order to increase awareness of these dangerous practices and seek justice on behalf of the wronged.

The attorneys at Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP have negotiated and won more than $3 billion in settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients since 2000. Exclusively representing plaintiffs in injury-related claims and lawsuits, the firm does not defend those who have harmed others through negligence or wrongdoing. The firm maintains an ongoing AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell® and has earned admittance to the invitation-only Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® for securing a number of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients. The firm's attorneys have more than 150 years of combined legal experience and appear regularly in state and federal courtrooms across the country, ever honing their skills and fighting for the rights of their clients.

If you have recognized the signs of nursing home abuse and are not sure what to do next, consider discussing your options with a New York nursing home abuse lawyer at Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik. Unexplained injuries, depression, weight loss, withdrawal and prolonged illness may be indicators that your loved one is being abused or receiving substandard care. Protect your elderly loved one's health and happiness by stopping abuse in its tracks. Hold the at-fault party accountable and experience peace of mind in knowing that justice has been served. Recover compensation and begin rebuilding and moving on with your life.

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