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Making the decision to move a loved one into a nursing home can be extremely difficult. Then there is the search to find the right nursing home, one you trust will give your loved one the best possible care. Finally, you choose what seems to be the right facility for your loved one. You’ve done the research, you’ve talked to the staff. It is still an emotional time, but you want to at least feel confident that your loved one will receive good care.

But sometimes, even in the best nursing homes, there can be neglect. Facilities can have budget problems and be short-staffed. We like to think that despite this, seniors are still getting the care they need. The nursing home negligence attorneys at Deratany & Kosner know that is not always the case. Most people understand that nursing home neglect is definitely irresponsible. But it’s more than that. Neglect in nursing homes can also be dangerous.

Seniors placed in nursing homes are often in frail health. They live in a nursing home because they can’t care for themselves. That’s now the job of the nursing home staff. But when staff members don’t do their jobs, the health of residents can suffer. Our nursing home negligence attorneys know that neglect can have very serious consequences. These include:

At Deratany & Kosner, we take cases of nursing home neglect very seriously. Seniors have the right to receive the medical care and attention they need-the care and attention that the nursing home is being paid to give. We’ve heard the stories about budget cuts and layoffs. We don’t accept excuses. The health of nursing home residents comes first. And when neglect puts their health at risk, we fight to protect their rights.


Our attorneys have more than 15 years of experience taking legal action against nursing homes and staff members who neglected the health of residents. We are passionate about helping seniors who have been treated poorly and holding negligent parties accountable. And we know what it takes to get results.

Relatives of nursing home residents often bring their concerns to the attention of management at the facility. And their concerns are often not taken seriously. Managers deny there is neglect. Or they promise to improve the level of care, but nothing changes. Relatives aren’t sure what to do next. That’s where we can help.

We listen to your concerns and look for the evidence that proves your loved one is being neglected. Our first goal is to make the neglect stop. Our next goal is to recover damages for what happened to your loved one. This may include compensation for medical expenses related to the neglect, as well as damages for pain and suffering and emotional distress.

Many times, we are able to negotiate a favorable settlement with insurance companies. If not, we will be prepared to fight them in court. Our attorneys are focused on getting the best possible outcome for you. And until we get results in your case, you owe us nothing. That’s because we work on a contingency fee.

If a loved one has suffered from the effects of nursing home neglect, contact one of our attorneys for a free case consultation. Call Deratany & Kosner at 800-529-7285 and learn your legal options.

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