Nursing Home Abuse


In the Bronx, New York City and beyond, families rely on nursing homes to care for their elderly loved ones. Yet many of these beloved relatives end up mistreated or abused. Others find themselves the victim of nursing neglect, suffering from serious injuries and illness that could have been prevented. Many of these cases also border on criminal, particularly in cases where the senior is neglected for an extended period or suffers serious injuries as a result of abuse.

While most nursing homes are professionally operated, the National Center on Elder Abuse reports that 36 percent of America’s nursing homes have reportedly violated elder abuse laws. Ultimately, many instances of abuse are the result of poor staff training, understaffing, other practices that place profits before patients. When abuse happens, we’re here to help.

The Bronx nursing home abuse attorneys with the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin serve clients throughout New York City, including the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and beyond. When you turn to a top nursing abuse lawyer, you can rest easy knowing that we will work hard to help you and your loved one to get the justice and the compensation they deserve. Call the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin at 718-829-7400 or toll free at 800-394-4216.


When the residents of nursing homes are neglected, abused or when someone takes advantage of them, the Bronx personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin can be diligent advocates on their behalf. For thirty years, we have worked for clients who are the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. Abuse in a nursing home facility can include:

  • Failure to monitor residents;
  • Neglect leading to malnutrition, dehydration, or medical deterioration;
  • Physical misuse causing pain, fear, humiliation, or injury;
  • Sexual abuse such as coerced nudity, unwanted touching, and sexual battery;
  • Emotional misuse including verbal misuse: Verbal misuse includes threatening, demeaning, embarrassing, or harassing an elderly patient. Ignoring or isolating a resident is also emotional abuse; and
  • Financial exploitation such as theft, forgery, or any use of a patient’s assets without permission.


We never charge a client until you receive the award or settlement you deserve. If your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse and neglect in the Bronx, Brooklyn, or anywhere in New York State, our law firm can help. Speak with an experienced Bronx nursing home abuse lawyer at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin by calling 718-829-7400 or toll free at 800-394-4216, or fill out the form on our Contact Page. Don’t wait to call. Your family deserves justice.

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