Nursing Home Abuse/Negligence
Nursing homes are growing rapidly and many families trust these facilities to sufficiently care for their elderly loved ones. Unfortunately, what goes on behind closed doors is not always as it seems. Abuse manifests itself in a variety of ways, from physical and psychological to financial and emotional. If you suspect that your loved one is being abused or neglected, you can do something about it. With our help, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the responsible parties.
Who is legally responsible for nursing home abuse?
As you and your attorney pursue your case, the first step involves gathering evidence. Your loved one's medical history, as well as witness accounts from other individuals, can all be essential to the eventual lawsuit. It is also important to determine who is responsible for the abuse.
The following questions may help pinpoint legal liability:
- Was the facility understaffed?
- Were staff members trained appropriately?
- Was there a breach of statutory regulations?
- Did medication errors occur?
- Were the residents given proper privacy?
Nursing homes are often part of a complex chain of public and private entities, often making it difficult to actually hold anyone accountable. This is why it is critical to establish specific instances of abuse, mistreatment, or neglect. If you aren't yet sure that your loved one is being abused, look for patterns of problematic behavior. Consistent and recurring physical injuries may point to a more serious problem.
As devastating as it is to see your loved one experience mistreatment, it is equally distressing when you realize you are unequipped to take action on your own. That is why we're here. With over 30 years of experience and a history of success, we are more than qualified to handle the heavy lifting.
Nursing home abuse has been a problem for far too long, but Patel Law, PC is committed to doing our part in stopping it and making the nursing home pay for their actions. Get in touch with our firm for client-centered service and compassionate counsel.