It is not an easy step to take, but many Massachusetts residents have to make the decision of whether to place an aging loved one in a nursing home. With this decision come many concerns regarding their health, safety and livelihood. Our law firm understands that the safety and wellbeing of a loved one at a nursing facility is a major concern because, all too often, residents suffer harm and injuries due to falls, negligence and even abuse.
Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Joseph J. Cariglia, P.C. work hard to protect the rights of nursing home residents and help their loved ones understand their options in situations of elder abuse or neglect. It is important that residents and their loved ones are knowledgeable about the rights of nursing home residents and what can be done if these rights are not upheld.
Neglect and abuse can come in various forms. A resident could suffer from malnutrition, dehydration, bedsores, be injured in a fall, live in unsanitary condition, be misdiagnosed or suffer a prescription error. Moreover, the conditions of the facility, the quality of their staff and the availability of medical care and assistance could show signs of neglect. It is important when a loved one sees signs of abuse and neglect that they know what their legal options are.
Making a claim of nursing home abuse or negligence often means investigating the situation further to understand how it happened and who is at fault. This process can be emotionally tolling on a victim and their loved ones, and our attorneys can assist you at this and other phases of the process.
If you believe that you or a loved one at a nursing home facility is a victim of abuse or neglect, it is important to understand your legal rights and remedies. Our law firm’s nursing home neglect overview is a good starting point. It could help outline the situation and provide insight about possible legal actions available to you.