Elder, disabled and dependent adults depend on nursing homes to provide most if not all of their daily care, which includes food, water, medicine, toileting, grooming, social and physical stimulation. Nursing home neglect laws encompass the federal and state governments that establish uniform standards for nursing homes to provide adequate care for the residents and ensure their protection and safety. However, because nursing homes are not sufficiently staffed, and the staff there is generally underpaid, millions of elder and dependent adults are recurrently being neglected and abused.
Whether it is a single incident that causes injury or recurrent neglect or abuse, the victim or his/her next of kin has a right to bring claims against the nursing home under nursing home neglect laws. If the nursing home is found to be negligent or abusive, the victim and/or next of kin will generally be awarded monetary compensation and the nursing home could potentially lose its certification for failing to supply the expected care (leading to a loss of federal funding).
Should I hire a Nursing Home Neglect Attorney?
Nursing home neglect attorneys represent elderly or otherwise dependant adults who have been injured and families of those who have died from injuries resulting from neglect or abuse at the hands of nursing homes, in-home caregivers, medical providers, or any other person or business responsible for caring for the elderly or otherwise incompetent. If this describes your situation, consult with a Lead Counsel nursing home neglect lawyer today to discuss your specific legal claim and the litigation options that are available to you.