When a loved one enters a nursing home, you expect that person to receive the absolute best in care and attention. That doesn’t always happen, and the effects of nursing home abuse or malpractice are devastating. At Feinberg & Alban, P.C. we focus on these tough issues, fighting for the rights of both elderly individuals in nursing homes and their friends and family members. And while we don’t take many general medical practice cases, we are happy to make referrals to firms we know and trust. If you need to take action after nursing home neglect impacts a loved one, turn to our compassionate Boston legal team.
As the U.S. population trends older, nursing homes have become a vital part of our society. These facilities are supposed to care for the elderly, but instead some of them provide inadequate care or outright abuse their residents. The most common form of this is negligence, when elderly individuals are ignored for long periods of time, are not given the right medication or suffer injuries due to falls, prescription errors or unsanitary conditions. These situations infuriated residents’ loved ones, and for good reason.
Unfortunately, negligence in nursing homes and long-term care facilities is becoming all too common. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, as many as one in 10 individuals in these facilities have experienced some form of abuse. The following are some common signs of nursing home neglect or malpractice:
A skilled lawyer knows how to properly investigate cases of nursing home neglect, starting with the Department of Health. At Feinberg & Alban, P.C., we work with officials to fully examine the alleged incident, while also looking to see if there have been any previous cases of neglect at the facility in question. We then question lay witnesses, including family members, staff and other residents. After that, we may bring in experts to analyze the case, including doctors, nurses and nursing home administrators who know the common signs of nursing home neglect or abuse.
If you’re dealing with a case of nursing home neglect or malpractice, don’t wait to take action. Speak with an experienced lawyer in Boston who can help you seek compensation for this abuse, while also ensuring it doesn’t happen to someone else’s loved one. To set up your free initial consultation, call 617-232-5950.
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