Dedicated Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys
According to the New York State Department of Health, nursing home residents are entitled to a number of rights, including a comfortable living environment, respect, and quality care without discrimination. When these rights are violated, Leav & Steinberg LLP will be there to step in and guide you through your nursing home negligence case.
New York Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers
One of our main goals is to pursue justice on the behalf of nursing home abuse and neglect victims. Whether you are the victim or a loved one standing in their stead, we will work diligently to help you receive compensation. Because the burden of proof is on the facility to prove that they did not cause the injuries, our main focus will be to present an effective counter-argument. Some of the common signs of neglect include bed sores, excessive weight loss, falls, fractures, infections, and medication errors.
Under New York Public Health Law section 2801-d, any nursing home or residential health care facility that deprives an individual of a right or benefit shall be responsible to that individual for the injuries they sustain. Additionally, one can recover punitive damages under this section if they show that the conduct is found to have been willful or in reckless disregard of the lawful rights of the patient.
Do You Have a Case?
To determine if a case is legitimate we will first investigate and analyze all of the facts. There are several things we must be able to prove in order for the case to move forward, including the following:
- The staff intentionally overlooked hazards or did not perform due diligence
- Employers failed to properly train and supervise staff members
- Residents were not properly supervised
- The staff failed to maintain sanitary conditions
- No medical care or substandard medical care was provided
To make the proper determinations, we will evaluate witness statements, photographs, and medical records. We may even solicit the opinions of expert witnesses to verify injury reports.
Why Choose Leav & Steinberg for Your Nursing Home Negligence Case?
Our attorneys are skilled, compassionate, and thorough in our approach. We believe in providing an open line of communication to our clients. Along with administering direct contact information, our lawyers are also available for in-home consultations. We are even open to visiting counselors and churches to help assist with family matters.
Since 1999, we have proudly served a countless number of clients throughout New York City, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and the surrounding tri-state area. In that time, we have successfully prosecuted a number of nursing home negligence cases, in addition to cases in related practice areas, including premises liability, general negligence, and wrongful death lawsuits.
If you are ready to pursue your case against a negligent nursing home or assisted living facility, call Leav & Steinberg at 212-766-5222 to request your free consultation with an attorney.