Families place a high level of trust in the nursing homes and long-term care facilities they select for their elderly loved ones who are no longer able to live independently. They trust their loved ones will be well looked after and will receive a high-level of care. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Nursing home malpractice and elder abuse occurs frequently. It can take many different forms, ranging from caregivers who fail to follow doctors’ orders, to physical or sexual abuse, to facilities failing to provide adequate security.
Malpractice and elder abuse in a nursing home setting can be challenging to prove. Injuries can be masked as pressure sores or falls and, complicating the matter further, the victim may not be in a position to speak for himself or herself. For these reasons, it is extremely important that you work with a lawyer who is experienced in cases involving nursing home malpractice and abuse. Call us today.