It often starts with an unexplained injury or medical condition. Perhaps it is bruises or bed sores. Perhaps it is broken bones. Perhaps it is something more subtle, like sudden emotional withdrawal. Something has happened to the elderly loved one whose care you entrusted to a nursing home, and you may not what it is. Now is the time to contact a lawyer.
Do not expect nursing home staff to come out and admit wrongdoing. Injuries and illnesses are often left unexplained. You might be told that an accident happened. Maybe the nursing home will admit that a staff member did something wrong and that the staff member has been fired. Whatever the case may be, you have the right to answers, and your loved one may be entitled to compensation for the harm that has been done.
At Follender Law Offices, P.L.L.C., in Nashua, New Hampshire, we are advocates for elderly nursing home residents. We have spent more than 35 years handling personal injury claims for people of all ages. We know how to address the complexities involved in cases when the victim may not be able to speak up for himself or herself and explain what happened. With a thorough investigation, we will build a case designed to get justice for your loved one.
In some cases, our investigation may reveal clear abuse: a staff member intentionally verbally abusing, physically assaulting or sexually assaulting a resident, or excessively restraining a resident. More frequently, however, we find that understaffing and neglect are at the heart of the problem. We handle claims involving:
Failure to monitor the patient
Failure to provide food and assist with eating
Failure to provide medication
Medication errors such as providing the wrong medication or an incorrect dosage
Leaving the resident alone in his or her room for too long
Failure to contact a doctor in the event of a medical emergency
Failure to move the resident from bed, resulting in bed sores
Call or send an email to have an attorney review your case and help you determine if your loved one was abused or neglected. There is no fee in these cases unless we recover compensation for you.