Our population is aging. More than 1.5 million Americans are residents in nursing homes – they are mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, sisters, and brothers. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are usually very expensive, and we trust that they will keep our loved ones safe and give them the best quality of life possible.
Unfortunately, that's not always the case. Although some nursing homes provide good care, others treat their residents poorly and even abuse them. Thousands of residents have suffered serious injuries and even died because of nursing home abuse.
If you, or someone you love, are a nursing home resident, you need to be prepared to stop abuse before it occurs. Types of nursing home abuse can include any of the following:
If you, or someone you know, have been the victim of nursing home abuse, it is important to act quickly. Contact Edgar Snyder & Associates right away for a free legal evaluation.
One of the problems with nursing homes is that they are commonly understaffed, and the employees are poorly trained. As you can imagine, this becomes a major issue for residents, because they depend on the staff for the basic essentials of life, like food, water, medicine, toileting, grooming, interaction, and mobility. When a nursing home fails to provide treatment, care, goods, or services necessary to maintain a resident's health to the best of its ability, the facility may be negligent. Examples of nursing home negligence include:
Our attorneys have seen many cases of nursing home abuse, and we know these victims are some of the most important people in their family members' lives. We've seen and witnessed the pain and suffering that nursing home residents experience when they are abused, which is why we've been helping victims for over 30 years.
Proving a nursing home's negligence can be tricky, and building a solid case of nursing home abuse takes experience and resources. Rely on Edgar Snyder & Associates to be on your side, protecting the legal rights of nursing home abuse victims and fighting to get you and your family the compensation you deserve.
Use these resources to learn more about the nursing home care system and prevent nursing home abuse: