From: Mindy Category: Nursing Home Abuse Date: 22 Oct 2008 Time: 16:02:12 -0400
If I suspect that someone is being abused in a nursing home, what is the first step that I should take. Is there a New York State agency that I can report it to. Will they retaliate by harming my loved one if I complain to the nursing home, and if so, who do I report it to at the nursing home?
Re: Nursing Home Abuse
From: Paul Ajlouny, Esq. Category: Nursing Home Abuse Date: 27 Oct 2008 Time: 16:37:12 -0500
Unfortunately, elder abuse is becoming far more common, in large part due to the growing number of people living longer and relying on residential care.
The nursing home is required to have an employee, specifically dedicated to receiving and investigating complaints of abuse. Nursing homes are also licenesed and regulated by various municipal agencies, including the state of New York.
There is a chance that the home will retaliate in response to your complaint, but the alternative of doing nothing, is not viable. You must act to protect your loved one, and as qualified New York personal injury attorneys, we can help you do that.
Please call our office at 1-800-535-5029 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the details of your case.
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