When Your Loved One is Injured as a Result of Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse in Massachusetts, Choose a Boston Law Firm with the Experience you Need. Choose Parker Scheer LLP.
As of 2015, there are nearly 16,000 nursing homes located in the United States. In the coming years, as baby boomers age, this number is expected to dramatically increase to support a growing older population. Unfortunately, this upswing raises the potential for a corresponding increase in nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Each year in Massachusetts, elderly nursing home residents suffer injuries, humiliation, and even death as a direct result of physical abuse or the harsh consequences of patient neglect.
Nursing home abuse is defined as the intentional injury, excessive confinement, intimidation, a lack of necessary care, or a punishment that results in physical harm, pain or mental anguish on the part of the patient. Examples of nursing home abuse include physical trauma inflicted by nursing home staff and fellow nursing home residents; psychological trauma, including threats of violence, the use of unwarranted restraints; and repeated verbal abuse. Parker Scheer LLP has extensive experience in resolving a wide variety of nursing homes abuse cases in Massachusetts, including the following:
- Elder Abuse
- Medicinal Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Financial Abuse
- Physical Assault and battery
- Sexual Assault
Another common source of nursing home-related injury is the result of patient neglect. This is the failure, whether intentional or not, to provide a resident with the care she or he requires in a timely fashion. Examples of patient neglect typically involve falls, including falls from beds, wheelchairs, or stairways, particularly when nursing home staff ignores physician orders calling for supervision, bedrails, radio monitors, or the use of restraints. Additional examples of neglect-related injuries include wandering from nursing home facilities due to dementia; choking caused by unsupervised eating; burns caused by patient contact with heated surfaces such as exposed radiators; medication-related injuries caused by unsupervised or negligent medication dispensing practices; and a host of other preventable causes. Parker Scheer attorneys have successfully represented patients and their families in cases involving:
- Physical Neglect
- Medical Neglect
- Failure to prevent dehydration malnutrition, falls and bed sores
- Withholding medication or intentionally over medicating
- Inadequate Physical hygiene
- Inadequate supervision
- Lack of water or food
Find Out if You or a Loved One Have a Nursing Home Abuse Case
Parker Scheer’s personal injury lawyers have successfully represented persons injured or killed as a result of nursing home abuse and neglect. Those interested in having their potential claim reviewed by one of our nursing home abuse attorneys are encouraged to contact us or telephone us toll free, seven days a week at 617-886-0500. There is never a charge for an initial consultation and all information supplied will be held in strict confidence.
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