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Growing older is a natural, and potentially beautiful, part of life. For many of our nation’s elderly, however, what should be their golden years become a nightmare of abuse and neglect. Nursing home abuse and other forms of elder abuse have become sadly prevalent in New York City, elsewhere in NY, and throughout the United States. At the NYC law firm of Proner & Proner, our personal injury attorneys are known for standing strong in support of innocent victims and their families against those responsible for their suffering.
If you have entrusted the care of a member of your family to a nursing home and suspect elder abuse, the Manhattan, New York law firm of Proner & Proner can help. Please contact our personal injury attorneys today to learn more about how you can protect the rights of your elderly loved one.
Nursing home abuse can take several different forms, including:
While many nursing homes are understaffed and overpopulated, there is no excuse for elder abuse in any form. Throughout New York City and the rest of the nation, thousands of people have trusted Proner & Proner to handle their cases, and our attorneys have risen to every legal challenge, no matter how complex. If your elderly loved one shows any sign of abuse, we invite you to turn to us for legal guidance you can trust.
Most healthcare professionals, both within and outside of the nursing home industry, are conscientious and competent. However, it is better to seek help if you suspect elder abuse than risk the health and welfare of your loved one. A nursing home worthy of a good reputation will withstand legal scrutiny, while those guilty of mistreating their inhabitants will be exposed and prohibited from inflicting further harm.
When you visit your elderly loved ones, it is important that you be mindful any potential warning signs of abuse, including:
Remember, it is better to report possible elder abuse and be proven incorrect than to remain silent and risk the well-being – and potentially the life – of your loved one.
If you would like to schedule an evaluation of your potential nursing home abuse case, or if you would simply like further information about elder abuse, please contact the New York City law firm of Proner & Proner today.
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