Placing a loved one in the care of a nursing home is not an easy decision for families to make. When choosing a facility, family members put trust in the nursing home and their staff to provide a safe and compassionate environment that meets the needs of their residents.
Sadly, nursing home injuries are becoming more and more common in America. These injuries are often a result of negligence in the form of inadequate equipment maintenance, failure to implement or enforce safety procedures, and abusive staff. Signs and symptoms of nursing home injuries can include:
- Unexplained physical injuries
- Emotional abuse
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Poor nutrition
- Improper administration of medication
- Financial exploitation and/or identity theft
All too often, nursing home neglect and abuse will go unreported. In many cases, victims are unable to communicate the neglect they are experiencing or are afraid to report it. Residents of nursing homes are often in a very vulnerable state both physically and emotionally, and when abuse or neglect goes unreported, their physical condition can quickly escalate to circumstances that are more severe or even fatal.
If you suspect that a loved one is living in unacceptable conditions or is subject to physical or emotional abuse, contact a nursing home injury lawyer at the Bourassa Law Firm immediately. Our personal injury attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation of the facility to determine the cause of injury and the abuse or negligence that could be taking place. We will fight to protect the rights of your loved one, ensure fair compensation is received, and will work hard to ensure that the facility, their staff and their administrators are held responsible.