Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
While we would like to believe that no one would ever hurt or harm our loved ones under their care, it unfortunately does happen. Our elderly and the disabled are sometimes subjected to nursing home neglect and abuse, which leaves them and their loved ones shaken. Sometimes neglect and abuse in nursing homes is the direct result of facilities cutting back on trained physicians, nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals, leaving too few adequately trained people to properly care for a large amount of residents. Many nursing home residents and their families feel helpless at the hands of abusive or neglectful staff because they feel they have no other options. Sometimes, the resident is unwilling or unable to tell their relatives and loved ones about the abuse and neglect that is occurring.
At Lacy Katzen, our medical malpractice attorneys can be of assistance to you in taking any necessary legal action against a nursing home if your loved one has not received appropriate care. We have handled nursing home neglect and abuse cases involving:
- Failure to implement fall precautions
- General neglect
- Injuries from improper management of dementia
- Injuries and even death resulting from patients allowed to wander unsupervised