Nursing Home Abuse is a Big Problem
Nursing homes aren’t for the young and healthy; they’re for the elderly and often infirm, nearly all of whom require constant attention and care. Unfortunately, nursing homes are often overcrowded and understaffed, or, worse yet, staffed by inadequately trained and experienced medical professionals, which often results in serious injury or death to our loved ones.
What you consider abuse and what the law considers abuse are two totally different things. Fortunately, the legal definition of abuse encompasses much more than you might think. Essentially, nursing home abuse encompasses physical abuse, mental abuse, sexual abuse, lack of proper care, theft, fraud, and so many other ways in which a patient suffers injury while in the care of the nursing home. Some of the most common types of nursing home abuse include:
- Purposefully overmedicating (for sedation purposes)
- Inexcusable or inexplicable injuries
- Medication errors
- Bed sores and ulcers
- Physical abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Severe weight gain or loss
- Unnecessarily restraining patients
- And much, much more
Those Injured by Nursing Home Abuse May Have Multiple Claims
Depending on the specific facts of the case, those injured by nursing home abuse may have claims against multiple defendants, including the treating physicians and their staff, the treating nurses and their staff, the nursing home, any affiliated hospitals, and many others.
If you or a loved one have been injured by nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to compensation for past, present, and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much, much more. Our goal is not just to secure compensation for your immediate needs, but to ensure that your future needs are protected as well.
For more information, and a FREE case evaluation, please contact us today.