Abusive or neglectful practices at nursing homes have become an increasing cause of injuries to the elderly. Nursing home abuse includes physical abuse, sexual, emotional or psychological abuse, and neglect. Unfortunately, many of these cases go unreported. When we place our loved ones in the care of a nursing home, we expect that their needs will be met. Regrettably, this does not always occur. In fact, gross violations of the standard of acceptable care occur every day in nursing homes all of the country. With the “baby boom” generation reaching its golden years – understaffing, inadequate funding and overcrowding of nursing homes is a real threat to the health and safety of our loved ones.
Nursing home abuse and negligence comes in many different forms. We represent injured nursing home residents and the families of those wrongfully killed in cases involving medication errors, bed sores, pressure sore and ulcers, burns, malnutrition and dehydration, assault, verbal assault and abuse, improper or inadequate staffing, sepsis and falls.
If you believe that a loved one may be the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, you should take action quickly and contact us online or call us at 800-828-5828 to set up a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.