When my 84 year old father went into a long term care facility here in New York City, it was very difficult for all of his children and grandchildren to visit him and witness his deterioration at the hands of the medical staff. The nursing home doctors and nurses did not perform many of the basic treatments that one would expect in a facility that cares for the elderly and infirm. Simple things like keeping him hydrated, feeding him, changing his diaper and keeping him clean, taking his temperature - these things often went overlooked. He developed an infection and ultimately died a painful death of sepsis over the course of several months. The nursing home staff negligently delayed transferring him to a hospital so that when he finally arrived at one, his condition was hopeless.
We hired Sinel & Associates, PLLC to handle the case. The insurance company for the nursing home refused to offer even one dollar in settlement. Elliot Sinel was our trial attorney and our whole family watched the jury trial unfold for two weeks. Watching our lawyer cross exam the defendant doctors and nurses and exposing their neglect in the care for our father gave us all a great sense of satisfaction. The jury awarded us a tremendous sum of money and we all felt vindicated. Although my father lost his life and suffered a great deal, we all know he had his dignity restored so he can now rest in peace.Terrence Higginson, New York City