Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers
Attorneys dedicated to helping elderly victims and their families.
As the population continues to age and live longer than ever, more seniors will end up in assisted living and nursing homes. While many facilities are great alternatives to having aging relatives live in-home, some seem to put profits above care and offer substandard care.
If you suspect your loved one is being neglected, call Osborne & Francis. Our nursing home negligence lawyers have years of experience helping our elderly loved ones get the treatment and compensation they deserve. We believe in giving back and strengthening our communities one case at a time.
What Is Nursing Home Negligence?
Nursing home negligence is a type of abuse against elderly loved ones in assisted living facilities. Older members of the community are among the most vulnerable to abuse and neglect.
In nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, our elderly loved ones are at the mercy of nurses, doctors, and staff members. As we age, our bodies require more attention. We develop brittle bones, have more trouble moving, and can develop bedsores if left in the same position for extended hours.
We are largely dependent on the compassion of staff members. However, when they fail to uphold the standard of care owed to your loved one, the consequences can be debilitating.
How Much Is a Nursing Home Negligence Case Worth?
Our elderly loved ones deserve a safe place to call home. If you suspect your loved one has been neglected or abused by a nursing home staff member or volunteer, our nursing home negligence attorneys have the skills and dedication to secure the damages you and your family deserve, including:
We have the resources and knowledge necessary to help you prove your case and navigate the complexities of nursing home negligence law.
Can You Sue a Care Home for Neglect?
Yes, you can sue a care home for neglect. Our talented legal team has extensive experience helping families protect their elderly loved ones. Some common care home facilities include:
If your senior loved one has suffered injuries due to negligent care, you must report it to the nursing home staff immediately. If the situation does not improve, another report can be made to the administration. Creating a paper trail to show that you made the facility and the administrators aware of the neglect is critical to your case. Establishing negligence will significantly depend on proving the staff was informed of the injuries your loved one endured. If the abuse or neglect continues, the next step is to file a police report.
Next, be sure to have your loved one physically and mentally evaluated by a doctor outside the facility. To prepare a nursing home negligence claim, detailed medical records will be needed to show the extent of the neglect.
Choose an experienced and dedicated nursing home negligence lawyer to help your case and accurately evaluate your claim.
What Is Considered Negligence in a Nursing Home?
Nursing home negligence can be challenging to uncover. Due to their advanced age, an occasional bedsore or bruise may be expected and not considered neglect. It can be especially difficult to uncover negligence if your elderly loved one has dementia. It is vital to recognize repeating signs of abuse and file a report with the facility.
Nursing home negligence can take many forms. The most common types of elder neglect are as follows:
Nursing home negligence can hurt a resident’s emotional well-being and physical health.
Are There Warning Signs of Nursing Home Negligence?
Nursing home neglect occurs when a medical provider fails to provide a patient the level of care that they require. It is essentially failing to provide a standard of care consistent with their individual needs but includes basic hygiene, assistance with meals, and help with mobility.
Nursing home neglect can take many forms. Look for the following warning signs if you suspect your loved one is being mistreated:
Some signs of neglect are easier to catch. If your elderly loved one shows signs of neglect, abuse, or mistreatment, they are not alone. New studies are revealing elder neglect to be a grossly underreported violation.
How Pervasive Is Nursing Home Negligence?
Nursing home negligence is widely under-reported and under-researched. Several surveys have been pulled together over the years, revealing startling facts about the prevalence of neglect.
Currently, there are over 2.5 million elders living in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Government Reform released a report that found:
Projections from analysts cite cases of neglect will continue to trend upwards as the largest population segment continues to age.
Recently, elder abuse and neglect have received more attention. Studies from the National Center on Elder Abuse report negligence and elder abuse statistics together:
It seems unfair that we will depend so heavily on others at one of the most vulnerable times of our lives. Our elderly loved ones deserve to be cared for with dignity and respect.
Why Choose to Work With Osborne & Francis?
Attorneys Joseph Osborne and Gregorio Francis founded their personal injury firm on the belief, “justice for all.” Our nationally recognized legal team stands for the rights of the underrepresented and marginalized. No matter their socioeconomic or racial background, every client should be treated with respect, dignity, and significance.
Our clients are more than a high settlement or verdict. If you have been harmed by dangerous drugs, you deserve more than compensation. Our work can impact the policies and laws of our community. Whether a pharmacist or a multi-million pharmaceutical company is responsible for your suffering, we will hold the negligent party accountable and help deter others from being hurt similarly.
The nursing home negligence attorneys of Osborne & Francis will put your needs first and fight on your behalf. Call (561) 293-2600 to discuss the details of your case and how our award-winning team can help.
Nursing Home Negligence FAQs
Nursing home staff and third parties can be held liable for nursing home negligence. For example, residents may suffer neglect due to:
- The negligent training of staff members
- A failure to provide sufficient security from an outside provider
- The failure to address medical needs or provide medication
If your elderly loved one is showing signs of neglect, alert the proper authorities. You should speak to an experienced nursing home negligence attorney to discuss the best course of action to protect your loved one.
A bedsore lawsuit can cover damages ranging from medical bills, treamtments and medications, and pain and suffering. The value of any personal injury case largely depends on the extent of the physical injuries and the pain and suffering of the victim. When preventable bedsores lead to severe infections and hospitalization, your elderly loved one deserves fair compensation.
The filing deadline for nursing home negligence lawsuits is two years from the date of your injuries. If you suspect your elderly loved one has suffered from neglect, it is important that you act with urgency.
Protect your loved ones and help prevent the elderly in our community from the same pain. Reach out to an experienced nursing home negligence attorney and hold the responsible parties accountable.
Nursing home negligence cases can take several months to a few years. Each negligence claim is unique and can vary considerably based on the circumstances of the case.
At Osborne & Francis, our nursing home negligence attorneys have years of experience. We can discuss the details of your claim and give you an individualized estimate of the length of your case.