Nursing homes can be warm, comforting places for senior citizens and the elderly to live. However, they should not be a source of abuse. Unfortunately, residents of nursing homes are sometimes injured, humiliated, or suffer wrongful death through physical abuse or neglect by nursing home staff. Abuse may also be psychological, through the use of threats and verbal abuse. No one should have to suffer these traumatic hardships. Nursing home abuse may come in the form of physical violence imposed by nursing home staff or other residents, an injury suffered through neglect, or psychological trauma, such as the unnecessary restraining of residents or continuous verbal abuse.
When living in a nursing home, patients and their loved ones are paying for the care they expect to receive. Nursing home staff have a direct responsibility to provide this care. Unfortunate events such as falls from beds, wheelchairs, or stairwells may not only be unfortunate but negligent as well. Victims of these and other forms of nursing home neglect, like the ignored requests of patients, medication-related injuries, or burn and choking injuries, may be eligible for compensation.
People should feel safe when placing a loved one in a nursing home environment. It is therefore essential to find the right nursing home to fit the wants and needs of yourself or a loved one. However, if you think you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to nursing home abuse or neglect, you should find out if you have a legal claim.
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Parker | Scheer attorneys have represented scores of nursing home abuse and neglect victims. For more information on nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect or to find out if you have a case, contact us for a free confidential case review and receive a response within hours, or call (617) 886-0500. If you need a lawyer outside of Massachusetts, contact us for a referral.