Nursing homes provide for the physical, emotional and social needs of its residents. Approximately 3 million Americans, or about 3% of the population, rely on the services provided by the roughly 16,000 homes. The scary statistics, however, are that 5-10% of these nursing home residents are abused, of which only 1 in 14 of these cases are properly reported, and perhaps the most frightening, 1 in 3 homes have been cited for abuse. Assisted living and nursing homes, also called long-term care facilities, may be the only option for many families who may no longer be able to provide sufficient help for their elderly family members. With scary statistics like the ones stated above, how could you not be fearful of some type of abuse or mistreatment for you or a loved one? Dehydration, falls, sexual abuse, bedsores, malnutrition, chemical or physical restraints, medication errors or unsanitary or unhygienic conditions can all be symptoms of such abuse. The result of abuse and neglect can lead to very severe injuries sustained by the elderly who oftentimes have weakened immune systems and cannot recover as quickly as they could have earlier in life.
The personal injury law office of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® in Burlington, VT is committed to seeking positive legal outcomes for long-term care patients who have been injured as the result of inadequate care or negligence.
Have you or a family member resided in a nursing home and suffered an injury as a result? If this is so, you are likely to have a case; contact our dedicated team of nursing home negligence lawyers today.
Please call the nursing home negligence attorneys of Martin, Harding Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters®, if you know someone that has suffered abuse, neglect or even wrongful death in a nursing home or other long-term care facility. Our Burlington, VT office can be reached at (802) 505-2000, or call us toll free, 24/7 at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010). As always, the initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to move forward with your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis.