Unfortunately, abuse in nursing homes is a problem that has been trending for a while now. New York nursing home abuse lawyers are present to help deal with cases once they have been presented, but first, allegations need to be made.
Those who come to us here at Futterman, Sirotkin, and Seinfeld with accusations of nursing home abuse are typically shocked to learn just how common this problem is. Yet what's even more shocking is how widespread the issue could potentially be. According to information gather by The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study, only one in every 25 cases of abuse is ever actually reported.
Many of the clients who visit us here at Futterman, Sirotkin, and Seinfeld following cases of elder abuse share the same story: they paid close attention to their loved ones’ conditions following their admissions to New York nursing homes, yet never noticed any physical signs of abuse. What they didn’t know is that the abuse caretakers were perpetuating against their family members or friends wasn’t to their bodies, but their bank accounts.