Nursing Home Neglect And Abuse
Has A Loved One Been Hurt In A Nursing Home?
The purpose of nursing homes is to give elderly people who cannot care for themselves a comfortable and safe place to live, a place where they can get the care they need. While many homes are quite successful in fulfilling that purpose, others are not. Others cut corners. The end result is often neglect or even outright abuse.
At Brown Paindiris & Scott, our attorneys are willing to go to trial in order to hold nursing homes accountable for the injuries or illnesses their neglect or abuse caused. Not only does this lead to compensation for the victim and the victim’s family, but it also prevents future abuses at the same home and sends a message to other homes not to follow that path.
Nursing Homes Are Businesses
The unfortunate reality is that nursing homes are businesses, and most are run like businesses. They have to keep an eye on their bottom lines; however, they should never put their bottom lines before the needs of their residents. They should not under-staff their facilities. They should not hire staff that is not properly trained. If they do, and an accident results, we will hold them accountable.
Since 1977, we have held nursing homes accountable for negligence and abuse in all forms, including:
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Medication errors
- Broken bones and other injuries caused by falls
- Lack of adequate supervision and care
Claims Handled On A Contingency Basis
All nursing home claims are handled on a contingency basis. You are not required to pay any attorney fees unless we get compensation for you.