Nursing Home Abuse in the Bronx

If you have a loved one in a nursing home facility in the Bronx and are concerned about their safety and well-being, it is a good idea to learn more about signs of nursing home abuse and neglect.There are five basic types of nursing home abuse: physical abuse, verbal and emotional abuse, sexual abuse, personal property abuse (exploitation) and neglect (physical and medical).Who is at risk? The more vulnerable a resident’s physical and mental health is, the higher the probability that some form of abuse may occur. Residents who have little or no contact with the outside world from visitors have a higher probability of being abused and neglected.In numerous studies, the Bronx, compared to the other boroughs, had the largest number of nursing home deficiencies where residents were harmed or in immediate jeopardy of being harmed.Nursing home facilities should be accountable for the quality of life of their residents, but all too often abuse and neglect goes unreported and undetected. If you suspect that someone you love is a victim of nursing home abuse and neglect, contact our experienced and knowledgeable nursing home abuse attorneys today. Our nursing home abuse lawyers have decades of experience in handling nursing home abuse claims.

Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP