Medical Malpractice: Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect is a growing area in personal injury/medical malpractice law. The number of claims and reports of mistreatment causing serious injury in nursing home facilities is on the rise. Hilbrich Law Firm has handled many nursing home cases and is currently handling several of these cases.
When a family member moves into a nursing home facility, they should be able to expect that they will be cared for properly. This is not always the case however. Often nursing home residents are at risk for falling or developing pressure sores due to deteriorating physical or mental conditions. If you have a loved one in the nursing home, it is best to be on the lookout for signs of abuse and mistreatment no matter how much you trust or like the nursing home and its staff. If you notice rapid weight loss, bruising, bed sores, severe mood changes, or that your family member may seem over-medicated or sedated,nursing home neglect or abuse may be the cause.
Hilbrich Law Firm believes that the most vulnerable people in society should be cared for with compassion and respect, and that injured nursing home residents should be compensated fully. Our goal is to provide the best representation and secure a reasonable outcome for every client. Nursing home residents deserve to be treated with dignity. Our firm will fight for your loved one's rights.
There are several types of elderly neglect, such as:
- Bed sores
- Decubitus ulcers
- Bed rail - injury and death
- Burns - due to smoking or bathing
- Falls, or residents being dropped
- Infection due to staff negligent
- Medical errors
- Medication error
- Physical abuse
- Insufficient protection from physical abuse or sexual abuse
Please contact Hilbrich Law Firm if you believe you or a loved one has been a victim of elderly abuse in a nursing home. We are medical malpractice attorneys proudly serving Hammond, IN, Crown Point, IN, Highland, IN, Valparaiso, IN, Portage, IN, and more.
Call us at 1-877-877-LAW2 (5292) or send us an email at [email protected].