Most nursing homes offer effective round-the-clock medical assistance in a compassionate, wholesome environment. When that care turns to abuse, however, the consequences can be devastating. Unethical nursing home staff prey upon the vulnerable and the frail. Compounding the problem, some patients have no family to witness the abuse or they suffer from ailments that prevent them from speaking out. The Menicucci Law Group helps victims of nursing home abuse obtain safe, effective healthcare and receive compensation for injuries suffered at the hands of negligent or malevolent nursing home staff.
The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA) established a minimum standard of care for all patients receiving care in nursing home facilities. Prior to passage of this landmark legislation, nursing facilities and care were largely unregulated. Unfortunately, abuse still continues. NHRA states that each resident should enjoy these basic rights while living in a nursing home facility:
Michael Menicucci does not tolerate violation of patients’ rights. Michael Menicucci demands compensation for their injuries, their movement to a safe place, punishment of individuals who are engaging in abuse and the immediate remedy of violations at the nursing home facility.
If you or a loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse, it is vital that you report it. One incident of abuse usually represents a pattern of abusive behavior. If one patient is being victimized, most likely others are too. By exposing abuse you can help other vulnerable patients while protecting yourself and your loved ones.
"I consulted Mr. Menicucci after my husband was badly hurt when he fell down a dangerous stairway. The premises owner's insurance company ignored me when all my husband and I were asking them to do was reimburse us for the cost of my hotel room where I had to stay for a few days while my husband was in the hospital. Mr. Menicucci represented my husband in his case against the premises owner who at first denied responsibility forcing us to file a lawsuit. Mr. Menicucci always kept us informed of the developments in the case and gave us sound legal advice. He worked very hard on my husband's behalf and it showed. The same insurance company, which ignored our request for a few hundred dollars, had to pay a substantial six-figure amount." - Carrie.
"Mr. Menicucci has represented me in two separate personal injury matters. Whenever I called Mr. Menicucci, he always took as much time as necessary to answer all of my questions and he thoroughly explained the legal process to me every step of the way. If he were not available to take my phone call, he returned the call in a timely manner. I also really appreciated that he copied me on letters he sent to the insurance companies, which allowed me to know what was going on and feel engaged in the process. The way he explained his strategies and what the other side would do or how they would probably react to our positions made it very easy for me to make decisions about my cases. I was very happy with the outcomes in each case and will not hesitate to contact Mr. Menicucci in the future if the need arises. I should add that whenever I have called Mr. Menicucci for legal advice he has always been very transparent about helping me whether I need legal representation or not." - Steve.