We can only judge ourselves or our society based on how we treat our elderly. When you entrust a family member to a nursing home, the last thing that you would expect is that they would become injured or assaulted due to the negligence of the facility. Victims of nursing home negligence are usually elderly and frail. The patients may not be competent to complain of the injuries which they have sustained while in the care of a nursing home facility. It is also possible that a family member is aware of her injuries due to a nurse's or aide's negligence, but they are reluctant to come forward as they may have been threatened by a staff member of the nursing home.
I can provide counsel to the family of a victim of nursing home negligence, and can represent the patient against the nursing facility if there is a claim.
Nursing home negligence can take a variety of forms, including, but not limited to, failure to provide proper nutrition, failure to properly turn a patient resulting in decubitis ulcers, failure to properly transport or restrain the patient, resulting in an injury, such as a fractured arm or leg. Sometimes, the facility does not properly hire, supervise, or train its nurses and aides, resulting in a claim of sexual abuse or assault.
If you are a victim of nursing home negligence or are inquiring on behalf of a friend or family member who has suffered an injury due to the negligence of a nursing home or facility, contact my office to confidentially discuss the claim.
Call me today for a free initial consultation. 24 hours 858-505-8000. Again, the cost of a consultation is free and the benefits will be lasting.