Many times, we entrust the responsibility of caring for elderly relatives to nursing homes and personal care homes. Many of these homes focus on and properly care for their residents; however, there are also many that administer extremely poor care. When a parent or grandparent is seriously injured or has died in long-term care because of negligence, we give a voice to the families. Through experienced, compassionate, and dedicated representation, we obtain optimal compensation for those families. We want each settlement or verdict we obtain to impress upon the nursing or personal care home the importance of improving and taking better care of their residents.
There are many types of nursing home negligence claims, but here are some we see most frequently:
- Rapid decline
- Wrongful death
- Malnutrition, starvation, dehydration
- Pressure sores (bedsores)
- Broken bones and fractures
- Assaults and physical abuse, sexual abuse
- Falls due to inadequate assistance or dangerous conditions
It is estimated that each year 2,000 elderly individuals die in long-term care facilitates from injuries related to falls. The real number is unknown because so many falls are unreported.
If you have family or a friend in a nursing home or personal care home and you see any of these signs, they may be subject to nursing home abuse and/or neglect:
- Unexplained or unexpected death of the resident
- Rapid, unexplained decline in the resident's health
- Frequent Illness or falls
- Cardiac Arrest
- Wrongful Death
- Bed Sores or Pressure Sores
- Renal Failure
- Kidney Failure
- Cardiovascular Disease Due to Lack of Diabetic Care
- Poor hygiene
Other red flags that could signal abuse are staff refusing to allow visitors to see the resident, delays in allowing visitors to see the resident, not allowing visitors to be alone with the resident, or frequent arguments or tension between the caregiver and your loved one living at the facility.
Nursing home abuse and elder abuse cases demand justice. Residents of these care homes are defenseless and deserve to live in the best and healthiest environment possible. We are devoted to seeking justice for your loved one's death or injury.