Nursing Home Negligence Attorney Standing Up for the Elderly and Infirm
When you entrusted your elderly mother or father, your disabled husband or wife or any other family member to the care of a nursing home, you probably took the time to choose the facility carefully. You may have read reports or made personal visits before determining where your elderly or disabled loved one would live and be cared for. You most likely expected the nursing home to be diligent, caring and watchful over your family member’s well-being according to accepted standards of care.
How disappointing and perhaps even devastating, then, it must have been to learn that your mother, father, husband or wife was apparently neglected or abused in the long-term care facility.
Common Examples of Nursing Home Neglect
Your loved one may have been in a nursing home became of physical or mental impairment. Perhaps he or she needed help with meals, dressing and personal care. Or perhaps your family member was physically strong, but suffered from Alzheimer’s or any variety of dementia. You may have arrived at this website for any of the following reasons:
- The resident of the nursing home was malnourished or dehydrated.
- The resident was left unattended or allowed to wander off, resulting in a fall or other injury.
- The resident had developed bedsores (decubitus ulcers), which are almost always caused by not being turned often enough.
- The resident showed signs of having been physically abused or sexually assaulted.
Your loved one may have been seriously injured or may have died from these injuries. If you suspect this was an instance of nursing home negligence, lawyer analysis and advice is the next step toward compensation.
After a clear case of nursing home neglect or abuse, many families ask how they can protect future nursing home residents. At Adler Firm, PLLC, we can help. We provide comprehensive advice on aspects of lawsuits that will focus on remediation and reform as well as recovery of financial damages.
Talk to Us About Pursuing a Negligence Suit for Nursing Home Abuse
Please contact a lawyer at either our Detroit or Traverse City office today. Our personal injury attorneys have been representing injured people throughout southeast Michigan for more than 30 years. Your inquiry regarding a possible nursing home negligence case is welcome and will receive our prompt attention.