Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
In recent decades, many families have increasingly had to rely on nursing homes, long-term care facilities, assisted living, and personal care homes to help care for our loved ones.
The elderly are often unable to move or walk independently. Many cannot even speak for themselves or make their own decisions. Their medical and age-related conditions require specialized care. They are among the most vulnerable of all populations.
Deciding to place a loved one in a nursing home or other long-term care facility is a difficult process. We trust these facilities will follow the law and give the care and supervision they promised to provide.
When the nursing home or long-term care facility fails to properly care for our loved ones, it feels like a betrayal of the trust we placed in them. If this has happened to you or a loved one, having an experienced and compassionate personal injury lawyer by your side can make all the difference.
Nursing home neglect incidents can include:
- Development of bedsores and decubitus ulcers
- Falls in the facility
- Failing to monitor weight and nutritional status
- Giving the wrong diet, or without proper assistance and supervision
- Failing to use a sufficient number of staff when transferring or lifting a patient
- Not having proper staffing to provide the care needed
- Giving the wrong medication or in the wrong dosage
- Allowing a resident to elope from the facility
- Failing to answer call bells
- Not following orders of a doctor
- Administering the wrong medications, or in the wrong dosage
- Neglecting to check a resident’s neurological status after a fall or other incident
Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo protects patients
If a family member is harmed by neglect at a nursing home or other care facility, your first priority is of course that they get the medical treatment and care needed for their injuries. As much as possible, keep a list or documentation of injuries, medical providers and dates.
Sadly, neglect or abuse in nursing home and long-term care facilities can often lead to serious injuries, including:
- Bedsores, decubitus ulcers and skin wounds, often requiring debridement and removal of damages tissue, muscle and even bone
- Broken bones such as fractured femur or hips, many times requiring surgery with hardware or prosthetic joint placement
- Respiratory complications
- Brain bleeds
- Infection and sepsis
- Weight loss, anemia and failure to thrive
We Obtain Relief
Over more than five decades of combined experience in personal injury cases, we have obtained many significant recoveries for clients harmed by the neglect of nursing home and long-term care facilities. These recoveries are generally subject to confidentiality agreements, which do not allow us to disclose the details of the cases or settlements.
We fight for a maximum recovery
If you or a loved one has suffered injury due to neglect or abuse by a nursing home or long-term care facility, we are here to ensure maximum recovery.
Victims injured by nursing home neglect may be entitled to compensation for:
- Physical pain
- Past and future medical bills
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Future medical and life care expenses
- Spousal losses from the patient’s injuries
- Familial losses resulting from the patient’s death
Over our more than 50 years of combined experience, we have recovered many thousands of awards and settlements for our personal injury clients.
Our firm is experienced in handling these cases from the very beginning all the way through jury trial. We are prepared to present and win our clients’ cases with medical, nursing, geriatric, wound care, and economic experts.
Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo offers free consultations to families of loved ones injured by nursing home and long-term care facility neglect. We pride ourselves on fighting for each client’s rights, and in handling each case with dedication and care.
What Our Clients Have To Say
I cannot begin to express my gratitude for the care provided to me by Mr. Mark Altemose and Mimi Zancofsky. When I was seriously injured in an auto accident, everyday was a struggle. But, I had to worry about nothing other than my treatment and recovery while they managed every detail about my claim. Mark is very confident, professional, smart and responsive–thinking 100 steps ahead. Thank you so much, Mark Altemose, for being an exceptional lawyer. Mimi Zancofsky was awesome, she went above and beyond to make sure I was taken care of, she kept me updated and walked me through all all the steps for my case. You’ve been an incredible help with my case. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS LAW OFFICE.
On the basis of Mark Altemose’s handling of my personal injury case, I give him my highest recommendation. You simply can’t do better. I was involved in a bicycle accident in a section of the road undergoing construction. My case was complicated for many reasons, and because of the strength of the case that Mark established, the insurance company settled for a monetary amount very close to what Mark predicted. A couple of other reasons for recommending Mark: 1) Mark pursued every possible direction to obtain information providing me with the best likelihood of a positive outcome. 2) Mark could recall extensive knowledge of my case without notes, including a better knowledge of my past medical history than I had. I have no doubt he would have been an incredible trial lawyer if the need had arisen. 3) He, in fact, has won awards from his professional associations for his professional accomplishments; and also “gives back” by serving his professional organizations in a variety of official capacities and by mentoring up-and-coming younger lawyers. He clearly is a leader in his field. 4) It was obvious to me that Mark also has the highest ethical standards.
I cannot begin to express my gratitude for the level of care provided to me by Mr. Altemose and Mrs. Zancofsky. My case was long and daunting but Mr. Altemose was incredibly thorough and extremely knowledgeable in personal injury law. Mrs. Zancofsky kept me updated and walked me through all the steps necessary for my case. I would highly recommend Mr. Altemose and his team to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer.