Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Every year thousands of elderly patients are abused, neglected, or mistreated in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and rehabilitation centers. Many of these patients are sick, frail, and incapacitated to the extent they rely completely on the nursing staff for both health care and activities of daily living. These patients are particularly susceptible to abuse, neglect and malpractice. These facilities are often overburdened with significant need patients and understaffed with trained nursing personnel. Many patient neglect problems can be traced to poor training, lack of supervision, and understaffed facilities. We used to represent nursing homes in cases in serious illness, amputation, and death cases and know how these cases are defended. We use that expertise to help the families affected by nursing home abuse. Some types of nursing home cases we handle include:
- Pressure sores, decubitus ulcers
- Undiagnosed or untreated Infections (such as pneumonia and sepsis)
- Physical Abuse
- Repeated falls
- Unexplained death
It is important to remember if your loved one was seriously injured or died at a nursing home it was not your fault. It may not have even been the fault of the facility. Often patients become ill or die even with the best medical care. We carefully evaluate every nursing home case to determine whether medical malpractice, abuse, or neglect has occurred. We thoroughly review the medical records and consult with qualified expert doctors and nurses to determine whether a case should be pursued.