Nursing Home Abuse: You are Never Helpless
Many individuals who suffer from nursing home abuse believe they are helpless in the situation; this is not true. Regardless if a situation happened – or almost happened – you should still seek justice. If your loved one tells you about a situation that occurred while he or she was in a nursing home facility, the law may allow you to seek justice on their behalf.
There are a variety of reasons why you may believe you should seek justice against a nursing home facility. Some of those reasons include:
- Unlawful Practices
- Unprofessional Staff
- Physical Abuse
It’s difficult to talk about, but another reason why you may seek justice against a retirement facility is because of sexual abuse. This unlawful act does occur inside of nursing home facilities. Remember that any type of contact without the consent of an elderly individual is considered sexual elder abuse, and it is punishable by law. Many individuals do not understand that this type of abuse is not limited to physical sex acts. The type of material an elderly individual is shown could also be considered abuse, depending on what the material entails.
To learn more about your nursing home rights in New York, contact attorney Valerie Crown. She has years of experience providing legal assistance to clients in New City, NY, Rockland County, and the greater New York area.
Many acts of nursing home abuse occur in front a witness, but that witness may be afraid to speak out. An experienced attorney can help you track down witnesses who are credible. These witnesses can help determine what happened, and if something was going to happen before the employee was caught or sidetracked.
Call The Law Offices of Valerie Crown today if you believe nursing home abuse has taken place. She and her dedicated staff will provide you with a free consultation to determine what type of abuse has occurred, and what options are available to you.
You are never helpless.