Nursing Home Negligence
Each year thousands of senior citizens are abused, neglected and exploited in nursing homes and other elder care facilities. Many victims are frail and vulnerable and cannot help themselves, depending on others to meet their most basic needs. The issue is so widespread that legislatures in all 50 states have passed some form of elder abuse prevention laws.
Knowing the warning signs of abuse is a first step toward protecting elderly friends or relatives. Sometimes residents of care facilities may sustain physical injuries from abuse, such as bruising. In other instances, neglect can cause dehydration and malnutrition or infections from untreated bedsores. If you believe someone is being neglected in a care facility, then there is a chance their fellow residents are also under threat from this neglect.
If you are a concerned relative or friend of an elderly person that you believe is suffering from nursing home abuse or nursing home negligence anywhere, we'd like to hear from you. Contact us online or call us at 207-947-4529 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.