As loved ones get older, it may become increasingly difficult to secure the care needed to keep them healthy and safe at home, especially if they are living alone. Often times, this is why many families across the world choose to enroll their elderly loved ones in a nursing home; to ensure they get the guidance and safety needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
However, what happens if these nursing homes or long-term care facilities are not working up to their standards? What if you find out that your loved one is, in fact, at greater risk since moving into this facility? The sad and awful truth is that, in some cases, this does happen. Patients of long-term care facilities and nursing homes sometimes face abuse and neglect from staff members. It is important to understand that if your loved one has suffered from abuse or neglect from someone at the nursing home, you can take action on behalf of your family member. The nursing home negligence lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® can help you.
Have you or a family member suffered injuries while in the supervision of a long term care facility or nursing home? Such facilities are required to uphold the highest level of care that is feasible for its patients. Below is a list of injuries that, if spotted, should result in a thorough investigation of its onset:
- Dehydration and or malnutrition
- Chemical or physical restraints
- Sexual abuse
- Medication errors
- Unsanitary or unhygienic conditions
- Any injuries suffered as a result of entering/leaving a nursing home
- Wrongful death
If you or a loved one suffered any of the above complications as a result of being in the care of a long-term facility or nursing home, you may have a case. These are not just a part of the aging process; these are clear signs that abuse or neglect may be taking place. Call the Saratoga Springs, NY Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters® office at (518) 583-1010, or toll free at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010), for your free consultation or to direct any questions you may have relating to our nursing home negligence lawyers.
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