The elderly are some of society’s most vulnerable members, and when declining health requires increased care and attention, nursing homes are there to assist them.
We entrust nursing home staff with the responsibility of tending to patients’ many medical, physical, and emotional needs, but all too often elderly residents are neglected or abused, suffer needlessly, though not always able to observe and report problems with their care or even their own symptoms.
Medical and professional negligence in a nursing home can take the form of:
- Unsanitary conditions leading to infections
- Nutritional neglect resulting in sudden weight loss and malnutrition
- Neglect of medical symptoms
- Failure to recognize and properly treat bed sores
- Failure to properly administer medications
- Falls resulting in fractured hips or legs
- Sexual abuse
- Nursing home negligence claims
Evaluating and pursuing a nursing home negligence claim requires an experienced team of professionals, including accomplished yet compassionate medical malpractice attorneys and nurse consultants – precisely the team you’ll find at Sommers Schwartz.
If nursing home negligence has injured a loved one, the first step is to contact us and schedule an initial consultation. We’ll provide you with general information about nursing home neglect and abuse, answer your questions, and investigate your case by thoroughly assessing the facts and working with qualified medical experts to review the medical records. If we determine that your case has merit, we’ll vigorously pursue the best possible outcome and recover the compensation that you and your loved one deserve.
Contact a Sommers Schwartz attorney today to confidentially discuss your case and learn how we can help.