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When entrusting a beloved family member to the care of a nursing home, the expectation is one of safety and dignity. However, the grim reality is that abuse, particularly physical abuse, can occur within these supposed sanctuaries. At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, our New York nursing home abuse lawyers are dedicated to confronting this injustice head-on. We leverage our expertise to advocate for victims of physical abuse, ensuring accountability and striving for the protection of our most vulnerable citizens. If you suspect abuse, reach out to us at 800-PAIN-LAW for a confidential consultation.

H2: Understanding Nursing Home Abuse in New York

Physical abuse in nursing homes manifests in various forms, from slapping and kicking to more insidious acts that leave emotional scars. New York laws are stringent in protecting the elderly from such abuse, emphasizing the importance of recognizing signs early. The process of addressing this abuse involves not only identifying the perpetrator—be it staff or fellow residents—but also navigating the complexities of legal claims against nursing facilities. This journey entails gathering evidence, understanding the statute of limitations in New York, which sets a three-year deadline for filing a lawsuit, and seeking the rightful compensation for the physical and emotional toll inflicted.

H2: Why Choose a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb in New York

Choosing Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb means partnering with a firm that has a proven track record of advocating for nursing home abuse victims. Our experienced attorneys delve deep into each case, armed with the knowledge of New York’s legal landscape and a compassionate understanding of the trauma involved. We stand firm in our commitment to securing not just compensation, but also justice and dignity for the abused and their families. Our approach is comprehensive, considering every angle from medical expenses to emotional distress, ensuring that your loved one’s suffering is acknowledged and addressed.

H2: Common Types and Causes of Nursing Home Abuse

Abuse in nursing homes can arise from various sources, including inadequate staff training, insufficient background checks, and a lack of proper supervision. These deficiencies highlight the systemic issues within facilities that can lead to physical harm to residents. Recognizing the types and causes of abuse is critical in preventing future incidents and fostering a safer environment for our elders.

H2: Statute of Limitations and Legal Actions in New York

New York’s legal framework provides a three-year window to take action against nursing home abuse, a critical timeframe for families seeking justice. Navigating this legal path requires a keen understanding of the steps to take from the moment abuse is suspected. Immediate actions include ensuring the safety of the victim, documenting injuries, and seeking legal counsel without alerting potential defendants prematurely. Our team at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb specializes in these processes, offering guidance and support through each phase of your case.

H2: Seek Expert Guidance from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb

The revelation of a loved one suffering from physical abuse in a nursing home is a harrowing experience. Yet, with Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb by your side, you are not alone in this fight for justice. Our New York nursing home abuse lawyers bring their expertise and compassion to the forefront, guiding families through the legal maze and towards the restitution they deserve. For dedicated support and to take the first step in safeguarding your family member’s rights, call us at 800-PAIN-LAW for a free consultation.

In the heart of New York, landmarks like Central Park and the bustling streets of Manhattan stand in stark contrast to the silent struggles occurring within some nursing homes. It’s here that Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb commits to making a difference, ensuring that every resident’s dignity and safety are upheld.

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Working with Harris Keenan & Goldfarb

STEP 1

Submit 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 2

We 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 3

Pursue Comprehensive Compensation

Our aim, should we represent you, 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 wellbeing..

How a New York Injury Lawyer can help:

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

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Help submit insurance claims

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Make sure you get the medical treatment you need

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Communicate and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf

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File paperwork and make sure no deadlines are missed

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Represent you in court, if necessary

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Get full and fair compensation for you 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.

VERDICT

$17,500,000

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.

VERDICT

$4,730,398

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”).

VERDICT

$12,561,772

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.

VERDICT

$10,500,000

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.

VERDICT

$4,000,000

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.

VERDICT

$3,470,670

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.

VERDICT

$4,000,000

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.

VERDICT

$3,823,000

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.

VERDICT

$2,750,000

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.

VERDICT

$1,677,835

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.

VERDICT

$2,995,000

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.

VERDICT

$2,610,000

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.

VERDICT

$2,253,714

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.

VERDICT

$1,900,000

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.

VERDICT

$1,350,000

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 have to say

I am not a client. Just a commuter. What is your advertisement? Fire your marketing manager asap. “Yo, pain law, yo” what is that? 1 start for horrible marketing. Sorry. Job you do is serious and isn’t a joke.
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
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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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New York Physical Abuse Case FAQs

We understand that navigating the complexities of nursing home physical abuse can be overwhelming. Our goal is to provide a brief and general answer to orient those looking for legal assistance. If you or a loved one has experienced nursing home abuse, contacting a New York nursing home abuse lawyer from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb is crucial for a comprehensive case review. Call us at 800-PAIN-LAW for a free consultation.

  • What are the signs of physical abuse in nursing homes?

    Physical abuse in nursing homes can manifest in both visible injuries and behavioral changes. Look for unexplained bruises, cuts, or fractures, as well as psychological symptoms such as withdrawal from social activities, sudden fearfulness, or anxiety. It’s important to note that these signs can vary widely among individuals. If you notice any unusual changes in your loved one’s behavior or physical condition, it may be time to investigate further and consider reaching out to a lawyer for guidance.

  • How can I prove physical nursing home abuse?

  • What should I do if I suspect physical abuse in a nursing home?

  • Can a nursing home be held liable for physical abuse by its staff?

  • What compensation can victims of nursing home physical abuse receive?

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