Families who suspect that their loved one has been injured or died because of nursing home negligence or abuse need an experienced, knowledgeable and skilled attorney by their side. Nursing home residents are extremely vulnerable to negligence and abuse due to age, illness and incapacitation. They are dependent upon the staff to be safe and to be able to perform the activities of daily living such as brushing their teeth, bathing and washing, eating and drinking, receiving medical treatment and having access to outside medical care if necessary. If neglect or emotional, physical, sexual and financial abuse is occurring in a nursing home facility, the burden of proof is on the family to provide sufficient evidence to prove liability on the part of the nursing home.
An experienced attorney can navigate the sometimes complicated federal and state laws regarding nursing home operations, examining the specific details of each case to determine the responsible parties. An attorney will be at your side during the legal proceedings, making sure that you understand each component of your case and answering your questions whenever they arise. An attorney will also help you gather the documents, reports and photographs to be used as evidence to prove that the nursing home failed to meet their duty of care as it relates to your loved one.
Every resident who enters a nursing home has the right to be safe and the right to an environment that maximizes his/her comfort and provides assistance to be as independent as possible. To win a nursing home neglect or abuse case, you will be required to prove the following:
- The nursing home owed a duty of care to the resident.
- The nursing home breached the duty of care to the resident.
- The resident suffered harm as a result.
The attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP have years of experience in helping nursing home abuse and neglect victims. If your loved one has been injured or has suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home facility, you have the right to seek justice and compensation for your loved one’s injuries. At Finkelstein & Partners, LLP, our experienced nursing home abuse lawyers can assist you in the investigation and prosecution of your case. To contact one of our lawyers, call 800-529-2676 or email [email protected]