Did you know that over 3 million Americans rely on services provided by some 16,000 nursing homes nationwide? These homes provide the physical, emotional and social needs of their residents, however about 5-10% of patients are abused in some way while over 5,300 of these homes have been previously cited for abuse (about 1 in 3). The result of negligence may lead to a very severe injury for an elderly person because of a weakened immune system and the inability to recover as quickly as when he or she was younger. One of Manchester’s leading nursing home negligence attorneys at Martin, Harding Mazzotti, LLP® will be dedicated to seeking all legal possibilities for your inadequate care or negligence case.
Long-term care facilities, also often referred to as assisted living and nursing homes, are sometimes necessary to many busy families who can no longer aid the elderly members of their family in providing adequate care, medication and social life, among other needs. When admitting a loved one to a nursing home or assisted living facility, you are likely required to sign a contract stating what type of care and food that home will provide, rate of stay, among other aspects of daily life in the community. Abuse can result in any of the following:
- Sexual Abuse
- Chemical or Physical Restraints
- Medication Errors
- Unsanitary or Unhygienic Conditions
- Wrongful Death
Have you or a family member wandered in or strayed from a nursing home and suffered an injury as a result? If this is true, you are likely to have a case. If you or someone you love is harmed or abused and the results could have easily been prevented, contact the Manchester, VT nursing home negligence lawyers at Martin, Harding Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters® at (802) 241-8050. The initial consultation is free, don’t hesitate to call our toll-free number at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).