About Neglect in the Nursing Home
People are placed into nursing homes mainly because they become incapable
of looking after themselves and need assistance with carrying out daily
tasks. Senior citizens or persons with disabilities are to these care
centers in order to receive regular attention and care around the clock,
though many residents suffer
abuse on a daily basis. Even though nursing homes receive assistance from the
federal government, they are still usually understaffed and the staff
is usually underpaid. This can lead facilities to hire unqualified workers
or cause overworked staff members to slack in the performance of their
duties, which directly affects how the nursing home residents are treated.
Is your loved one suffering neglect?
The biggest threat that comes with such neglect is that it often goes unnoticed.
The inability to actively complain about any mistreatment causes such
issues to go unnoticed. Most of these issues come into the limelight and
are noted only when major damage takes place. For instance if somebody
gets severely injured or repeatedly falls ill, you will probably recognize
that something is seriously wrong with the care your loved one is receiving.
When placing a loved one in the care of a nursing home, it is important
to do ample research to ensure that the best facility is chosen. Even
with the most thorough research, one can never be certain that it is indeed
the best decision made.
Fight for justice!
As a member of the International Academy of Trial Attorneys and International
Academy of Boutique Law Firms our lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson,
LLP know and understand the situation you are in. Our lawyers have worked
on numerous nursing home neglect cases and know how to deal with such
a situation. We can be extremely helpful in providing legal counsel and
can guide you towards your next step. Just because you or a loved one
cannot fight back do not be afraid. Our lawyers will fight on your behalf.
You may be eligible for monetary compensation and we will make sure you
get every penny of what you deserve.