Compensation for Nursing Home Injuries
- posted: Mar. 26, 2014
Injuries come in all shapes and sizes. Some injuries are instantly apparent, while others take time to develop and be recognized. When an injury is the result of someone else’s negligent behavior, it is the exact type of injury for which you should seek compensation. The negligent party may be an individual, a manufacturer or a company. It does not matter the source of your injury, if you are injured you deserve to be made whole for your pain.
More and more often injuries are occurring at places we trust to take care of us. A good example is that of nursing home neglect. Oversight of nursing homes takes place at both the state and federal level. The many agencies in charge of ensuring the safe operation of nursing homes have put very specific rules and guidelines in place to ensure the safety of residents. But despite their best efforts, injuries do still happen. Common causes of injuries at nursing homes include:
- Neglect: the nursing home staffs do not always exercise the level of care necessary to properly care for your loved one. When patients are neglected, injuries result. Improper administration of medication, failure to provide necessities such as food and water and a lack of basic care giving are all actionable causes.
- Physical abuse: When staff members use excessive force with residents, bruising and other physical injuries can happen.
- Sexual and emotional abuse: Egregious conduct such as preying on the elderly and frail for personal gain, or making sexual advances, leave permanent damage. While no visible signs of abuse may be immediately noticeable in these instances, the harm is there all the same.
Treating our elderly with care and respect is among our top values at Brown, Novick & Colarulo. We take seriously the concern you have with respect to injuries your loved one suffers at a nursing home. With more than 50 combined years of experience, we know how to fight for your family’s rights. We seek full and fair compensation for any injury sustained.
If your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse, call an attorney that vigorously fights for just compensation. Likewise, if you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury due to another’s negligence, seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call Brown, Novick & Colarulo to discuss your case today.