Nursing Home Litigation
Entering a nursing home is one of the most difficult times for elderly and vulnerable people. They often lose independence, control, self-esteem, mobility, and power when they are admitted to a nursing home. Too many nursing homes take advantage of the residents' vulnerability to inflate the nursing home's profits and to divest the residents' of their constitutional rights to litigate when they are injured by negligent care. The causes of injury are neglect, understaffing, insufficient training, poor maintanence of devices such as mechanical lifts used to assist resident mobility, insufficient supplies, and poor supervision.
If you or a family member suffers injury in a nursing home, you should contact an attorney to investigate whether the injury was caused by negligence. The attorney will review the resident's medical records and hire an expert if he suspects negligent care.