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Nursing Home Neglect Archives

Legal assistance for compensation after nursing home abuse

For Massachusetts residents who make the difficult decision to put an elderly loved one in a nursing home, the end goal is that the person will be cared for and treated well. This is for the benefit of the elderly person and the family that might not have the capacity to care for someone who needs professional assistance and medical care. It is an unfortunate reality that some nursing homes do not provide the proper type of care to these older people. When there is a belief that a person was abused, became ill or died due to nursing home abuse, a lawsuit can help to receive compensation for that mistreatment.

Many incidents of nursing home abuse go unreported

Worcester families who decide that they must place a loved one in a nursing home so the person can receive proper care will expect that there be a certain standard applied. Unfortunately, it is disturbingly common for there to be allegations of nursing home abuse or negligence against nursing home staff. These acts can range from theft to intimidation to physical, emotional and sexual abuse and more. Those who have a loved one who has been mistreated or abused have the right to seek compensation in a personal injury case.

Medication errors can be fatal in nursing homes

Though we don't like to think about it, when we hear the terms nursing home neglect or abuse, we think of inadequate staffing or failure to supervise patients. As uneasy as it makes us feel that nursing homes in Massachusetts are negligently taking care of our loved ones, the reality is that it is very common and can take many forms, including medication errors.

Proof of loss in nursing home negligence

One of the biggest decisions family members in Massachusetts may make is choosing to move a loved one into a nursing home. When the choice is made, it is often done so with a lot of planning and consideration. However, no matter the amount of planning that goes into it, there can still be instances where medical professionals working in nursing homes act negligently. Nursing home negligence can have devastating consequences and can result in injuries. In the worst-case scenarios, fatal injuries may occur. When this happens, victims and their families have rights.

What legal rights do nursing home residents in Worcester have?

Making the decision to move a family member into a nursing home is not always easy. However, it is sometimes the best choice available. When this decision is made, family members often trust that their loved ones will be kept as safe, secure, happy and healthy as possible. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes, nursing home residents suffer serious injuries due to nursing home negligence. Victims in these cases have rights.

Nursing home require residents to sign arbitration agreements

Deciding to move into or place a loved one in a nursing home is often not an easy choice to make. This is especially true with the ongoing discussions aboutnursing home abuse and neglect occurring in Massachusetts and other states across the nation. Even though most nursing home facilities are safe and perfectly adequate to reside at, many have concerns about what they would do if they believe they are a victim of abuse or neglect.

How can you spot the red flags of nursing home neglect?

Placing a loved one in a nursing home is never an easy step to take. However, many individuals in Massachusetts must take this step to help aging loved ones recover from an injury or a surgery or even obtain the necessary daily care and needs. No matter the reason for placing an elderly family member in a nursing home facility or the length of time he or she will spend there, it is important to gain a full and accurate picture of the care they will receive and the environment they will live in. While most places are more than adequate, some do not only fail to meet the health and safety needs of the residents but also result in serious incidents of abuse and neglect.

Government should take on larger role against nursing home abuse

Residents in Massachusetts and other states cannot help but think about the future. Whether they are planning for themselves or a loved one, long-term care facilities are often thought about as individuals and family members age. While nursing home facilities are an effective way to ensure elderly loved ones obtain the care they require, they are also institutions where negligence and abuse are known to occur.

Who is likely to cause nursing home abuse?

Placing a loved one in a nursing home is likely a major decision that didn't come easy. And whether it is a short-term or long-term stay, it is likely that many concerns are going through the minds of loved ones. Will they get enough attention? What if they miss a medication? Is the facility adequate enough? What if they are hurt or become ill?

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