Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse is a reality in our society and is anticipated to get worse with an aging demographic of our society. When loved ones can no longer take care of themselves, a nursing home should be a safe and compassionate solution to care for their medical needs. Unfortunately, not all nursing facilities take proper care of their patients. Moreover, not all nursing homes adhere to proper policies and procedures and fail to abide to the appropriate standard of care and facility management. Nursing Home Abuse preys on the members of society who are most vulnerable; the elderly.
The signs of nursing home abuse may include malnutrition, bruising, infections, dehydration, bedsores, broken bones, a fall, or death. Nursing home abuse and neglect can come as a result of the improper care delivered by anyone working at a nursing home, including, nurses, doctors and maintenance workers.
It is important to take action when you think you or a loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing facility. Ferrara Law Offices P.C. can help you or your loved one secure the compensation to which you or they may be legally entitled.
If you or a loved one is contemplating a nursing home, it is important that you understand the contracts which may be presented by the nursing home facility. Indeed, a ever-increasing contemporary issue is the rights one might be giving-up, including the right to a jury trial, by signing certain nursing home contracts which contain arbitration clauses. Always consult with counsel before signing any contract which seeks to take away your legal rights. An example of how the Courts have been addressing certain issues can be illustrated by reading the this case.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, call Ferrara Law Offices for a free consultation