We have hundreds of nursing homes and assisted living facilities scattered around the state, with many right here in Montgomery. Placing an elderly loved one into a nursing home can be a difficult decision, but necessary for many older people when their medical and day-to-day living needs can no longer be met. Our expectation for these homes and facilities is that they treat our loved ones with compassionate and professional care.
If a senior suffers injury due to a nursing home’s negligence or carelessness, the nursing home staff, management, or other entity can be found responsible. You and your family have legal options, as nursing homes owe a high duty of care to their residents. If your loved one was harmed due to neglect or carelessness at their elder home or facility, the personal injury attorneys at Mezrano Law Firm in Montgomery can work with you to hold the guilty parties accountable.
Becoming a senior citizen or moving into a nursing home or assisted living facility doesn’t mean that someone loses their rights as a person. In fact, federal law provides nursing home residents certain rights, as outlined by Medicare.gov:
Understanding your loved one’s rights (or your own rights) is imperative – as imperative as understanding you have the right to fight back. Document your experiences with nursing home administration and consult with experienced nursing home injury and negligence lawyers to find out more about your options.
As our senior population continues to grow, many elder care facilities find themselves understaffed and with too few nursing home workers with the proper training to care for our elderly loved ones. This increases the risk elderly residents can become victims of abuse or neglect.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about one in six people aged 60 years and older experienced some type of abuse in community settings in 2018. And, they report that rates of elder abuse are high in institutions like nursing homes, with two out of three staff admitting they had committed some type of abuse in the past year. This type of abuse and neglect occurs when doctors, nurses, staff or orderlies are negligent or careless, creating an unsafe environment for residents.
Types of nursing home abuse and neglect can include:
Our job is to ensure the negligent and guilty parties are brought to justice and your loved one is compensated for their injuries and losses.
Elder abuse and neglect can result in some serious injuries. Families of senior citizens should keep an eye out for injuries like the following:
If you believe your loved one has experienced neglect, abuse or even medical malpractice at their nursing home, elder care or assisted living facility, they may be eligible for financial compensation for their injuries and damages. When a nursing home fails to protect its residents because of a negligent or abusive staff member, caregiver or even another resident, it could be held liable for the victim’s injuries.
Possible compensation may include:
Personal injury matters like these are time sensitive. Contact our attorneys as soon as possible so we can protect your right to compensation.
Mezrano Law Firm understands the devastation families experience after discovering their loved one has experienced neglect or abuse. Our nursing home injury attorneys will stand up for your family member’s rights and ensure they receive the protection and the financial compensation they deserve. Call us today at 205-206-6300 or fill out our contact form to set up a consultation at our Montgomery office.