Lawsuits for Nursing Home Abuse and Assaults
The occurrence of nursing home abuse or assault is one of the most disgraceful aspects of the care rendered to our elderly in the United States in many facilities. Serious and potentially life threatening injury could be caused by an intentional assault, physical punishment, confinement, intimidation or depriving the residen of essential food, water or medicine.
In many cases, assault and abuse in nursing homes can be prevented if the owners and managers of the facility provide sufficient staffing, training, supervision and employee background checks.
The nursing home abuse lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate and review potential cases for serious injuries suffered throughout the United States. To review a case with our attorneys and determine if compensation may be available, request a free consultation and case evaluation.
PREVENTING NURSING HOME ABUSE
One of the fundamental principals of civilized nations across the world is that every individual has the right to be free from abuse and assault. Unfortunately, thousands of nursing home residents are abused every year by over-worked and under-supervised staff.
Cases of assault or abuse in nursing homes can often be linked to negligent actions of the facility management, including:
- Failure to perform adequate employee background checks or follow up on information obtained during the interview process
- Failure to monitor, supervise and train employees
- Failure to provide sufficient staff and equipment to reduce the frustrations caused by overworked employees placed in an impossible situation
When nursing home employees are placed into a situation that is beyond their ability, frustrations over understaffing and inadequate support are often taken out on helpless nursing home residents.
>>INFORMATION: Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
While there have been many accounts of despicable acts of violence and abuse in nursing homes, even a minimal assault could result in devastating injuries for an elderly resident.
Nursing home residents are often frail, and a minimal amount of force could result in significant loss of quality of life and functional ability. For example, in one case an employee pushed a nursing home resident in an effort to get her to hurry up. As a result the elderly victim was caused to fall to the ground suffering a hip fracture. This also led to several other complications.
NURSING HOME LAWSUITS FOR ABUSE AND ASSAULT
If you suspect that a friend or loved one has suffered an injury from nursing home abuse or assault, request a free consultation and legal claim evaluation to determine if they may have a claim. Nursing home abuse lawsuits are pursued to obtain compensation for the injuries suffered and operate as an important safeguard in our society to protect the rights of residents and make sure that proper standards are followed by the industry.
There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained. However, every claim has a deadline, so it is important that you review any potential claim with a qualified nursing home attorney as soon as possible.