Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer

When Nursing Home Neglect Results in Injury or Death

The State has taken a special interest in the care and safety of vulnerable residents of long-term care facilities. The  Department of Health provides detailed rules and regulations pertaining to the operation of nursing homes.

If your loved one was seriously injured or passed away in a nursing home as a result of any of the following, contact an attorney.  Our personal injury law firm offers free initial consultations.

Rules and Regulations for Nursing Home Operation

Among the rules for nursing home operation described in  Administrative Rules Chapter 4658 are the following:

“A nursing home must operate and provide services in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and codes, and with accepted professional standards and principles that apply to professionals providing services in a nursing home.”

Nursing home administrators are responsible for reporting to the family “a significant change in the resident’s physical, mental, or psychosocial status, for example, a deterioration in health, mental, or psychosocial status.”

Nursing homes must provide to their residents:

adequate care and kind and considerate treatment

clean skin, freedom from odors

checking of incontinent residents every two hours

clean linens or clothing each time the bed or closing is soiled

a shampoo at least weekly

assistance with oral and dental care

changing of bed linens weekly or more often as needed

Experienced  Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Lawyers

Our law firm has successfully tried a number of cases involving nursing home neglect. Our clients or their family members had suffered serious injury, harm or death involving the following ailments and accidents:

Bedsores or decubitus ulcers (pressure ulcers)

Death or serious injury as a result of staff dropping the resident

Medication errors

Preventive Measures

Perhaps your mother, father, husband, wife or other family member has not yet entered a long-term care facility and you wonder how to prevent such injuries. Among other precautions, we urge you to record the long-term care facility resident’s skin condition and general state of health upon entry into the facility — and careful monitoring throughout the course of your loved one’s stay in a nursing home.

 

Personal Injury Attorneys

After more than three decades of law practice, our personal injury lawyers receive most new business by word of mouth. Our law firm has earned a strong reputation over the years for honest, zealous and effective advocacy of people who have been seriously injured and those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents.

Dedicated Representation in All Types of Injury Cases

Our injury lawyers handle claims arising from all types of injury cases, including auto accidents and accidents involving pedestrians and bicycles. We also handle a variety of medical malpractice claims, including birth injuries and surgical errors. Whether you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury, we are prepared to fight to get you the full and fair compensation that you deserve.

Why Choose Our Law Firm?

Past clients and other lawyers alike recommend the legal services of  for many reasons, including:

They appreciate the way we work on our clients’ cases personally — not farming the work out to paralegals or junior attorneys.

They know that we give our clients very personal service — even sharing our cellphone and home phone numbers in order to stay accessible and ready to communicate with clients as needs arise during a case.

They know we are dependable and have a proven track record of successful outcomes for more than 35 years.

They know that we stay up to date and available by the latest communication media, including text messaging.

Our clients’ large settlements and verdicts are well known.

Unlike many other personal injury law firms, we welcome medical malpractice cases, including complex and challenging claims, and lawsuits involving medical negligence.

In addition to handling sophisticated and complex injury and malpractice cases, we are also honest in telling people directly when they do not have a strong case. With our years of experience, we are confident that we can recognize a nonviable injury claim when we see one. Our potential clients always appreciate our candor and the knowledge behind the honest case evaluations.