Nursing Home Liability & Abuse
Nursing homes are residences where people who require constant nursing care and have significant deficiencies can live and receive 24/7 care. Whether an elderly or young adult with physical and mental disabilities, as long as an eligible individual is 18 or older, they can receive physical, occupational and other rehabilitative therapies.
The cost of nursing homes may be paid for by Medicare or Medicaid, making them appear all the more pleasing. However nursing homes are not exempt from mistakes or negligence, due to unhappy and/or underpaid employees and many other concerns. There are many warning signs of nursing home abuse:
- Unexplained injuries/bruises
- Over or under medication
- Visible cuts, bruises, welts
- Rapid weight gain/loss
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Broken bones
- Sudden death
The elderly and disabled should not be subjected to neglect or abuse, they will have a constant fear of being neglected or abused again, and may resist additional efforts family members may take to get them the care they need and deserve.
Having a competent attorney on your side to help you navigate the often confusing and overwhelming issues that arise after questionable nursing home practices occur is vitally important. An attorney will serve as your advocate and can assist you in getting medical expenses paid by the proper party, helping you with insurance issues and, if necessary, filing a lawsuit to compensate you for your losses due to the incident.
For strong representation from a lawyer dedicated to maximizing your benefits, call Stobierski & Connor now at 413-774-2867. There is no obligation to hire, and we collect no fees unless we make a recovery or settlement on your behalf.