Nursing Home Abuse
Have you or loved one experienced nursing home abuse? Victims of injuries related to nursing home abuse should be compensated for their pain and suffering. In the United States alone, it has been reported that half of all nursing home residents have been abused. In addition, 95% have either witnessed or experienced abuse.
Elderly people deserve to be treated with respect, especially when their care is in the hands of nursing home professionals.What is Nursing Home Abuse?
The first thought that comes to mind when most people think of nursing home abuse is physical abuse. Another type of abuse that’s very common with many nursing homes is negligence.
Negligence is when a nursing home caretaker does not provide a resident with quality care. Here are a few examples of nursing home neglect:
- No immediate access to medical aid
- Improper body positioning
- Lack of assistance with bathing and toilet assistance
- Ignoring cries for help
- Lack of assistance with eating and drinking
At Anzalone Law Firm, PLLC, we help clients who have suffered from nursing home abuse. We provide aggressive legal representation for the following abuse cases:Medication Mistakes
We handle medication mistakes, such as overdose and underdose. When an elderly person (or any individual) is administered the wrong type of medication, it could be life-threatening.Choking
Choking accidents among elderly residents are preventable. Lack of supervision is often times the the reason why some residents suffer from choking.Fractures and Falls
Nursing home employees are trained to help residents prevent fractures and falls. Unfortunately, many nursing homes do not provide its residents with sufficient supervision.Bedsores
Often times many nursing home employees aren’t properly trained to identify or prevent bedsores. Many people are unaware of the potential danger of bedsores. Bedsores are actually preventable injuries that could be fatal to a patient if left untreated.Malnutrition
An elderly resident should not have to suffer from malnutrition. When a resident is malnourished it can be hazardous to his or her health. At a nursing home, it can be even more dangerous because the resident is at a higher risk of experiencing injuries and illnesses.Clogged Up Breathing Tubes
Nursing homes are responsible for the care and well-being of its residents. There are various reasons why a resident may need breathing tubes. Common conditions include pneumonia, bronchitis and recovery from certain surgical procedures. Clogged the breathing tubes can be life-threatening for an elderly resident.Wrongful Death
When you send a loved one to nursing home it’s disheartening to discover that his or her life has been cut short due the fault of a nursing home. If you suspect that a loved one is the victim of wrongful death, it is imperative to speak to an attorney in Nashua who is experienced in wrongful death cases.Sepsis
Residents that have diabetes, kidney disease and other types of serious illnesses are more susceptible to a condition known as sepsis. It’s important for caretakers to follow through on the care of the residents to help prevent the spread of illnesses such as sepsis.
Anzalone Law Firm represents victims of nursing home abuse and negligence in Nashua, New Hampshire. We are committed to fighting for our clients rights. If you or a loved one have suffered from abuse or neglect, from the nursing home, contact us today or call for a free consultation at: 603.548.3797.