Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit
Nursing homes are often deficient in properly safeguarding their residents.
When nursing homes, rehabilitation centers or skilled nursing facilities place revenues and profits over the safety and security of their residents, vulnerable and defenseless people suffer serious injuries and death. It’s not only a fight for compensation, but also for justice. No one should tolerate the abuse or neglect of an elderly loved one.
Residents of assisted living facilities and nursing homes are the face of a staggering 10% (150,000) of the cases of abuse annually. Elder abuse can take on many forms from emotional to sexual. Not providing the most basic standards of care can result in bedsores and medication errors. Poor monitoring can lead to a resident wandering off the premises or suffering a fracture in a fall.
Simply put, seniors who are 85 and older represent the fastest growing segment of our population, and have the right to expect certain standards of daily life.
If you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse, elder abuse or neglect, contact the CQH Firm to discuss your options.
Types of Nursing Home Neglect
• Significant weight loss
• Bed sores
• Recurring Infections
• Over Medication
• Poor Hygiene
• Unexplained Injuries
Right to Dignity and Respect
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey, as well as Federal regulations provide requirements for care in a nursing home. This includes the right to be treated with dignity and respect. A nursing home can be found negligent per se if they fail to comply with an applicable statute.
Further, if you or your loved one entered into a contract with the nursing home, it is likely that the contract provides that the facility will perform many duties and provide a sufficient level of care. If the facility fails to properly care for the resident, in addition to negligence, they may be liable for breach of contract. The injury must be a direct result of the breach of contract. You will not be able to recover if the breach of the contract did not directly lead to the inadequate care.
If you suspect your loved is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact the CQH Firm today for a free legal consultation.