Nursing Home Negligence Attorney in Morristown
How Prevalent Is Elder Abuse in Nursing Facilities?
The World Health Organization estimates that almost one in six residents of nursing homes aged 60 or older have been abused or neglected in the last year. These incidents are likely to increase as the world’s population continues to age. Almost one in three nursing homes in the United States have received citations for patient abuse or neglect.
If you have a family member in a nursing home, these statistics may frighten you. At the Di Lauri & Hewitt Law Group, we offer practical and positive solutions to take on nursing homes that fail to live up to their obligations. Our legal team can provide the right support to hold negligent or abusive staff members and the facilities that employ them accountable for their actions.
Are Bed Sores a Sign of Neglect?
Bed sores are wounds that result from patients being left in one position for a prolonged period of time. Also known as pressure ulcers, these deep and painful sores are preventable and are a common sign that patients are being neglected in the nursing home environment. Most patients who develop bed sores are bedridden or have limited mobility. Some may have speech difficulties that can make it very difficult for them to explain their situations to their loved ones.
Medicare guidelines state that bed sores and pressure ulcers should never occur in a properly managed nursing home or hospital environment. If your loved one is suffering from the effects of bed sores, the attorneys and staff at the Di Lauri & Hewitt Law Group can investigate allegations of nursing home neglect or abuse, including issues with bed sores. We look into previous reports of nursing home neglect and build a case that can help you to hold the responsible parties financially and legally responsible for your family member’s pain and suffering.
Other Types of Abuse and Neglect
Nursing home staff members can also be guilty of other types of negligent or abusive behavior that may include the following:
- Verbal abuse and belittlement of nursing home residents
- Incidents of sexual abuse
- The use of physical violence that results in pain or injury
- Financial exploitation, including defrauding or outright robbing patients
- Neglect and abandonment of patients by caregivers
- Emotional abuse and isolation of certain patients
- Failure to provide the basic needs of the patient
If you suspect any of these forms of nursing home abuse or neglect, the Di Lauri & Hewitt Law Group can help with practical support for your legal case.
The Right Legal Strategies to Combat Nursing Home Abuse
If you need assistance in pursuing a case against negligent or abusive nursing home workers or their employers, the team at Di Lauri & Hewitt Law Group can provide the support you need to hold these individuals and companies accountable for their actions or neglect. Our team of dedicated legal professionals will discuss your case with you and will provide you with the best advice and counsel to help you protect your legal rights and the well-being of your loved one.
To learn more about our elder law services and our efforts to take on nursing home neglect and abuse, give us a call today at (973) 343-5736. Our compassionate and caring attorneys can help you to pursue your case against negligent nursing home facilities more successfully. We are here for you.
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