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In New York City, the increasing need for nursing homes has brought to light the importance of quality care for our elderly loved ones. Unfortunately, instances of nursing home neglect and abuse are all too common, leaving families in search of trustworthy New York City nursing home abuse and injury lawyers. At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, we understand the gravity of discovering that your nursing home resident has been subjected to abuse or neglect within a care facility. Our dedicated legal team of attorneys is committed to holding at-fault parties accountable and securing justice for your family member’s suffering.

Understanding Nursing Home Laws in New York

New York State has specific federal and state laws designed to protect residents of nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and long-term care facilities. These laws set the standards for facility operations, nursing home staff members, and resident care. A key concern these laws aim to address is elder abuse, including its prevention and the legal recourse available for victims. However, even with stringent regulations, cases of abuse and neglect still occur, ranging from physical and emotional pain to financial exploitation and neglect. The process of addressing these issues typically involves an investigation, filing insurance claims, negotiation with the involved parties, and, if necessary, proceeding to trial to ensure the victim receives fair compensation and justice.

Why Choose a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb in New York City

At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, our team of nursing home abuse lawyers has a record of success in handling nursing home abuse and negligence cases that sets us apart. Our law firm is deeply familiar with New York’s legal landscape regarding elder care and abuse, allowing us to effectively navigate the entire process of these cases. We prioritize your loved one’s dignity and strive to achieve the compensation and justice they deserve for the harm they’ve endured.

Common Types of New York Nursing Home Injuries

In New York City, with its extensive network of healthcare facilities and nursing home facilities, the types of injuries and abuse encountered can vary widely. These may include physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial exploitation, neglect resulting in malnutrition, dehydration, bed sores, and even sexual abuse. Understanding the causes and types of nursing home injuries is crucial for families and lawyers alike to address and prevent further harm effectively.

Reporting and Acting on Nursing Home Abuse in New York

When faced with nursing home abuse or neglect, immediate action is crucial. New York State offers channels for reporting such cases, including the New York State Department of Health’s hotline. Additionally, individuals can contact the Nursing Home Complaint Hotline at 1-888-201-4563 as another resource for reporting abuse. However, navigating the aftermath—from reporting to pursuing a nursing home abuse lawsuit—requires expertise. At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, we guide our clients through each step, ensuring their loved ones are protected and their rights upheld. Our approach includes thorough investigation, gathering medical records, and relentless advocacy to secure the justice and financial compensation your family deserves during the process of a personal injury lawsuit.

If you’re confronting the reality of nursing home abuse or neglect, remember, you’re not alone. The New York City nursing home injury & abuse lawyers at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb are here to support you. Our commitment to justice and our deep understanding of New York’s legal system make us your ideal partner in this difficult time. Don’t hesitate to reach out for a free consultation at 800-PAIN-LAW . Together, we can hold negligent facilities accountable and work towards a safer environment for all our elderly loved ones.

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Working with Harris Keenan & Goldfarb

STEP 1Submit Your Case for a Free Evaluation

Provide us with the details of your situation for a comprehensive and free evaluation. It’s important for us to understand the specifics of your case thoroughly. While submission does not guarantee our representation, every case is reviewed meticulously to assess how we can offer our support.

STEP 2We Handle the Details, You Focus on Recovery

If we proceed with your case, our experienced legal team will manage every aspect of your case, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery. From rigorous investigations to handling all negotiations and paperwork, we ensure that every detail is covered with the utmost professionalism and dedication.

STEP 3Pursue Comprehensive Compensation

Should we represent you, our aim is to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. This includes covering medical bills, compensating for lost wages, and addressing pain and suffering. We commit to diligently advocating for your rights, striving for a resolution that supports your recovery and future well-being..

How a New York City Injury Lawyer Can Help:


Investigate your case and get the evidence needed to build a strong case


Help submit insurance claims


Make sure you get the medical treatment you need


Communicate and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf


File paperwork and make sure no deadlines are missed


Represent you in court, if necessary


Get full and fair compensation for your injuries and damages

Over $500 Million in Verdicts and Settlements

Our track record showcases over $500 million won for our clients. Each victory underlines our commitment to justice and client care. Explore our impact, case by case.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Mr. Vargas $17.5 million for the City of New York’s violation of his civil rights for failing to provide him medical care while in custody. The jury found that the police officers involved failed to provide the necessary medical treatment and awarded $17.5 million to Mr. Vargas.



Harris Keenan & Goldfarb partners Seth Harris and Sheri Holland obtained a $4,730,398.00 jury verdict on behalf of our client who tripped and fell at a private apartment building in the Bronx, suffering a broken foot that developed a very painful, permanent neurological condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (“RSD”).



A Bronx jury awarded John Doe over $12 million for an accident on a construction site. John Doe was working when a piece of scaffold weighing 35 pounds fell, striking John Doe in the lower back. John Doe suffered a herniated disc requiring surgical removal of a portion of the disc and permanent nerve damage.



A Bronx jury awarded $10.5 million to the mother of Malcolm Ferguson, who was wrongfully shot and killed by the New York City Police Department. The police officer, Louis Rivera, also a defendant in the case, was found to have used excessive force in violation of Malcolm Ferguson’s civil rights as protected under the United States Constitution.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff William Cardoza $4 million for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Mr. Cardoza was pepper-sprayed and repeatedly hit with a police nightstick. As a result, Mr. Cardoza sustained injuries to his hand and finger.



The firm’s client, a 33-year-old teacher’s assistant, was scalded by an espresso machine that exploded while the defendant’s employee was demonstrating how the machine worked. The client was a customer at the defendant’s coffee shop on the date of the accident and suffered first-degree burns to her right (dominant) hand.



The firm represented the mother- decedent and her infant son. During the decedent’s admission to the defendant hospital, the defendant dispensed anesthesia during an epidural to the decedent in an inadequate manner. The mother-decedent suffered personal injuries and wrongful death due to the defendant’s failure to properly administer epidural anesthesia.



Mr.Brennan fell from approximately 25 feet while working on a construction project. He suffered a shattered bone in his right leg requiring surgery and hardware placement. Mr. Brennan also suffered two fractures in his facial bones, and a dislocated finger requiring surgical repair.



The firm’s client was a child with cerebral palsy who was injured as a result of medical malpractice. The firm’s clients claimed improper management of pregnancy, labor, and delivery resulting in brain damage, and received a Brooklyn personal injury settlement.



The firm’s client, a 63-year-old mentally incompetent man, slipped and fell in his own urine while attempting to walk to the bathroom at the defendant’s senior citizen home. The client fractured his hip and as a result is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The client claimed that the staff of the home failed to properly care for him, and the jury awarded $1,677,835.



The firm’s client, a 47-year-old male, slipped and fell on a public sidewalk in the Bronx. It had snowed four to five days prior to the date of the accident, and the sidewalk was covered with ice. The client suffered a lumbar fracture and a herniated disc. The jury found the city liable and awarded the client a $2,995,000 personal injury settlement in the Bronx.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Luis Molina $2.61 million for injuries sustained when he fell down a subway station stairway. Mr. Molina was caused to slip and fall as a result of a plastic bag that had blown onto the steps from a street opening. As a result of the fall, Mr. Molina suffered a herniated disc and a tear of his right shoulder’s rotator cuff. The jury found that the NYC Transit Authority was liable for the accident.



A Bronx jury awarded Ms. Colon $2.25 million for a trip and fall accident. Ms. Colon was caused to fall when she moved to the right to allow another pedestrian to pass, and her foot rolled to the outside due to the sidewalk being unlevel with the adjoining grass. The jury found the defendant liable and awarded Ms. Colon $2,253,714.00 for her pain and suffering.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Arvella Floyd $1.9 million for a fractured wrist which required multiple surgeries, including an open-reduction internal fixation and a carpal tunnel release. Ms. Floyd was injured when the hot water knob of the shower fell off after numerous complaints to the superintendent, and scalding water spewed toward her, causing her to
fall and break her wrist.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Juanita Young $1,350,000 for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Ms. Young, who is legally blind, was handcuffed from behind, with her children watching, and taken to the top of the stairs to exit the building. The officer proceeded to push her down the stairs multiple times.

What Our Clients Say About Us

00:47 22 Jun 24
I contacted Burns and Harris, this company which is renamed now, about two years ago about my injury. I even had an in person meeting with Stephen LaRocca.I had to chase him for a year just to sign something, in the end I just gave up. Pretty appalling company and even worse than people have written. I can only imagine the people who haven’t taken the time to write your review. Don’t bother with them.
Cole ColdwaterCole Coldwater
19:36 20 Jun 24
My experience with Harris Keenan and Goldfarb was wonderful. My legal representative, Steven LaRocca with Samantha Walton always made me feel well defended and cared for, in a way that went beyond professional representation and into the realm of caring about me on a personal level. Steven, Samantha and Seth Harris got me a great outcome and I can’t thank them enough!
Elizabeth SantosElizabeth Santos
00:32 20 Jun 24
If I could give them a zero Star I would 0
Jennifer RosarioJennifer Rosario
14:16 05 Jun 24
The best law firm I have ever went with thank you so much
Angelo Del GuercioAngelo Del Guercio
20:03 11 May 24
Horrible people. I lost complete confidence in this firm. Attorneys dragged their feet for 4 years and my mom died before a settlement could be reached. I advised them several times that my mom was sick to put fire under their feet but the effort was to no avail.
david Santiagodavid Santiago
18:05 21 Mar 24
Maria RoqueMaria Roque
20:49 15 Mar 24
Excellent person, very Professional, they assist you in any language, your call is always answered. I recommend you for any case of support you have, your refund is satisfactory. and fast
14:09 02 Mar 24
I am completely satisfied, and recommend Harris Keenan & Goldfarb as Attorneys to represent anyone. Their care for me physically, and overall helped me stay strong in spite of my injuries. Always available to answer questions, and inform.They got me Justice, and achieved a substantial outcome for my case.I am very impressed, and thankful for their outstanding performance on my behalf.I am very pleased, and significantly satisfied with their representation.‐-Sherylon Wilkins
Robert LennonRobert Lennon
15:26 21 Feb 24
Patient and diligence is how I describe the effort of HKG the work was thorough, honest and fair, I have no complaints. Special thanks to attorney Blake and his paralegal Thierry.
Gene Matos (fanboye)Gene Matos (fanboye)
18:48 15 Jan 24
I first crossed paths with Seth Harris when serving jury duty many years ago. He was so professional and personable, that when my mom was seeking legal counsel for medical malpractice, I told her she had to reach out to his firm. We had meetings with a few different firms, but Harris Keenan & Goldfarb was the only firm that did not try to get us to sign paperwork before even meeting. They took the time to listen and understand our situation before we signed anything, and they were transparent and responsive the whole time. I would like to give special thanks to Samantha Walton, Marla Stein, Val Wallace and Seth Harris for helping my mom through this tough time. They were honest and upfront, and even though Seth Harris wasn't personally on the case, he took the time to meet with us and give us his thoughts on it.
Solange IsaacSolange Isaac
17:52 08 Jan 24
I am pleased with the services provided by Ms Sheri on my case. The team at Harris, Keenan, & Goldfarb were very nice and explained everything to me. Everything that I had questions on they answered without frustration and were prompt and knowledgeable.6 years ago I had a slip and fall accident at my employers place of business. I reached out to them because I knew that I was being wrongfully treated. They took care of the case, restored my self confidence, and brought so much peace to my problem riddled life.I can recommend without a shadow of a doubt the services of Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb to anyone who is in need of someone who will have your back!
Brittany DempseyBrittany Dempsey
16:02 08 Jan 24
My mother had an accident with her ankle back in 2019. I immediately contacted Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb on the day of the accident. They were extremely prompt and helpful. They attended to my mother's case beautifully and she's been recovering well. I'd like to thank you for being so diligent, kind and above all professional. I'd recommend this law firm to anyone who are injured and in need of legal assistance. My mother, Andrea, and I thank you for everything.
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Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse in nursing homes can be as harmful as physical abuse, often leaving deep psychological scars on the elderly. At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, we recognize the devastating impact that verbal assaults, threats, isolation, and other forms of emotional abuse can have on a vulnerable senior’s well-being. Our New York nursing home injury & abuse lawyers are dedicated to providing a voice for those who may feel voiceless, ensuring their experiences are heard and validated in the pursuit of justice.

Our approach to emotional abuse cases is rooted in compassion and a deep understanding of the psychological trauma inflicted on victims. We work tirelessly to hold abusers accountable, advocating for the dignity and respect every elderly individual deserves. By seeking comprehensive compensation for emotional distress, Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb aims to facilitate healing and recovery for the victims and their families.

Emotional Abuse

Financial Abuse

Financial abuse in nursing homes represents a breach of trust that can rob elderly residents of their life savings and financial security. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb is committed to fighting against the exploitation of vulnerable seniors, whether through theft, fraud, or coercion. Our skilled attorneys understand the complexities of financial abuse cases and are adept at uncovering evidence and building strong cases to protect our clients’ assets and rights.

Taking action against financial abuse not only addresses the immediate financial losses but also serves as a deterrent against future exploitation. The legal team at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb is determined to ensure that perpetrators are held responsible for their actions, restoring peace of mind to victims and their families. We strive to secure restitution and implement safeguards to prevent further financial harm to our clients and the wider elderly community.

Financial Abuse

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse in nursing homes is an egregious violation of the trust placed in caregiving institutions. At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, we stand up for the rights of those who have been subjected to physical harm, whether through intentional violence, rough handling, or inappropriate use of restraints. Our attorneys are passionate about bringing justice to victims, and meticulously investigating claims to hold abusers and negligent facilities accountable.

We recognize the courage it takes for victims and their families to come forward, and we provide unwavering support throughout the legal process. By pursuing compensation for medical expenses, pain, suffering, and punitive damages, Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb aims to send a clear message that physical abuse of the elderly will not be tolerated, advocating for safer, more compassionate care environments for all.


Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse in nursing homes is a particularly heinous form of mistreatment that can leave lasting emotional and physical trauma. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb is dedicated to providing compassionate and confidential legal assistance to survivors of such abuse, ensuring they are treated with the utmost respect and sensitivity. Our experienced attorneys work diligently to create a safe space for survivors to share their stories, all the while building strong cases to secure justice and compensation for the unimaginable harm inflicted.

Addressing sexual abuse in nursing homes requires not only legal expertise but also a deep commitment to changing the culture of care facilities to ensure the safety and dignity of all residents. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb is at the forefront of this fight, advocating for stringent safeguarding measures and accountability to prevent future incidents of abuse, ensuring no other individual has to endure such violations of their personal rights and safety.

Sexual Abuse

New York Nursing Home Injury & Abuse FAQs

Understanding the complexities of nursing home injury and abuse personal injury cases can be overwhelming. At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help guide you through the initial stages of seeking legal assistance for nursing home abuse or neglect in New York, including what constitutes a nursing home abuse case and how to pursue a lawsuit. If you have more specific concerns or need detailed advice, our New York City nursing home injury & abuse lawyers are here to provide a free case review. Contact us at 800-PAIN-LAW for personalized assistance.

  • What constitutes nursing home abuse or neglect?

    Nursing home abuse and neglect encompass a range of harmful behaviors and inadequate care practices that can significantly affect nursing home patients, resulting in physical, emotional, and financial harm or neglect of basic needs. Abuse can include physical violence, emotional manipulation, sexual abuse, and financial exploitation. Neglect, on the other hand, might manifest through inadequate medical care, poor hygiene, malnutrition, or failure to provide a safe living facility. Recognizing the warning signs of abuse and neglect is the first step towards taking action to protect your loved one. Under New York law, nursing home residents are entitled to a higher level of care and attention, including specific protections for their rights and well-being, and compensation for any suffered abuse or negligence.

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  • What are the signs of nursing home abuse or neglect?

  • Can Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb help me if I live outside of New York but my loved one is in a New York nursing home?

  • What compensation can be sought in nursing home abuse cases?

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