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Nursing Home Abuse

Posted: February 4, 2015
Category: blog

When Your Trust Is Broken

When you entrust your loved one to the care of a nursing home or other facility, you expect that your relative will be treated properly. You expect your loved one to be safe and to receive proper care. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.

When you suspect that your loved one has been abused or neglected, you may have a malpractice claim just as if your loved one was hospitalized. At Monro Law Firm P.S. Inc., you will find experienced Lake Stevens nursing home abuse attorneys who will help you hold
nursing homes accountable when they harm your loved one. We protect the rights of patients in Lake Stevens and surrounding areas.

Understaffed Facilities Have Potential for Problems

Nursing homes and nursing home workers are required to maintain certain standards of care for their residents. Unfortunately, due to understaffing, poor management and poor training, nursing homes may give patients substandard care.

Nursing home residents may suffer neglect, abuse or negligence in many ways:

  • Dehydration

  • Infections

  • Pressure sores, also called bedsores

  • Falls

  • Broken hips and other fractures

  • Staph infections and sepsis

  • Injuries sustained during elopement, meaning the patient wanders off

  • Other illnesses and injuries

In addition to specific injuries and illnesses, a nursing home resident may be unattended and without the ability to obtain basic needs such as food and water and proper medical care. This is called abandonment, and it is another form of nursing home neglect.

Contact Our Everett Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys

If you suspect your loved one has been abandoned, neglected or abused, trust your instincts. Our experienced lawyers can thoroughly review records and investigate your suspicions to determine whether you have a claim.

We offer risk-free, no-cost initial consultations to discuss your potential claim and explain how we may be able to help. Because our services are offered on a contingency basis, you will owe us attorneys' fees if and when we obtain compensation for you.

Call us at 360-863-3728 or contact us online.