Fighting Negligence In Nursing Facilities
It is a difficult decision to move a family member into a nursing home. But there comes a time when a nursing home is the best place for a loved one to receive the care he or she needs. We trust nursing homes to keep our loved ones as safe, secure and healthy as possible. But all too often, nursing home residents suffer serious injuries because of nursing home negligence.
We work to protect nursing home residents’ safety and well-being. Contact us today by calling 866-491-6561 with any questions or concerns regarding nursing home negligence and injuries.
We Are Here To Help You Ensure Your Senior Loved One’s Safety
At The Law Offices of Joseph J. Cariglia, P.C., our attorneys stand up and fight for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect, including those who have suffered due to:
- Malnutrition or dehydration — These conditions can result when a nursing home resident is not being provided adequate food or water intake or the intake is not being properly monitored and remedied.
- Bedsores — Any type of sore, including pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers and bedsores, can result from neglect. For these sores to form, a patient must be left in bed without being moved for an extended period of time.
- Falls — Many nursing home residents are unstable or cannot walk on their own. If not properly assisted or monitored, they may have a serious fall and become injured.
- Unsanitary conditions — If not kept clean, any nursing home facility or room can be hazardous to a resident, causing injuries and illnesses due to the unhealthy environment.
- Prescription errors and misdiagnosis — Overmedication and under medication, as well as the misdiagnosis of any illness or condition, can cause a resident unnecessary pain and suffering, and even death.
- Wandering or elopement — Some residents need to be kept in secure facilities to ensure their safety. If a facility is not properly locked or monitored, a resident may wander off the premises or elope, often resulting in serious injuries and even death.
- Inadequate staffing — When a nursing home facility is understaffed, the existing staff cannot safely monitor and care for residents, leaving some to become injured and ill or even perish.
- Failure to provide medical care — If a resident needs medical attention and does not receive it, the facility and caregivers should be held responsible for any injuries or wrongful death that occurs.
Building Strong Cases Against Negligent Nursing Homes
To build a strong case against a nursing home, we must show that its negligence caused the victim to suffer harm. Did your family member fall out of bed and break a hip because a nursing assistant forgot to pull the bed rails up? Did a bedsore develop because your loved one was not repositioned every two hours?
Nursing home negligence cases must be reviewed by a medical tribunal to determine whether an accepted standard of care was breached. Our experience has taught us what evidence a medical tribunal will look for to support a finding that accepted standards of care were breached. Once that determination is made, we will work to maximize the financial compensation our clients receive.
Dedicated To Helping Victims Of Nursing Home Neglect
We are committed to helping our clients secure justice in nursing home negligence cases. Further, we know that by pursuing individual nursing home negligence claims, we can help make nursing homes and other long-term care facilities safer for everyone.
To discuss your case, please email us or call a lawyer at our firm at 866-491-6561 for a free initial consultation and case evaluation. We represent clients in Worcester and throughout central Massachusetts.