Nursing homes have a legal obligation to provide proper care to all their residents. When they do not act responsibly, the elderly and disabled can suffer serious injuries that could have otherwise been prevented. These kinds of facilities must be brought to justice, and can be sued for negligence to compensate victims and their families.
Elder abuse and neglect is an all-too-frequent occurrence in adult care and skilled nursing facilities, but we at Monsees & Mayer, P.C. are determined to correct these injustices and protect the victims in the way they deserve.
Nursing homes are highly regulated; knowledge of these regulations and where to find information about state inspections and violations are key to the successful pursuit of these claims. At Monsees & Mayer, P.C. we know where to find that information.
Our firm provides practical advice and strong representation to victims of nursing home injury. Our accomplished attorneys have decades of experience seeking financial justice for victims injured due to:
- Improperly trained staff
- Hiring of unqualified staff
- Improper supervision of patients
- Dereliction in duties
- Improper physical contact with patients
- Improper location of safety devices and faulty equipment
Unfortunately, the nursing home that has failed you or your loved one has likely failed others in the past. The four most common types of abuse are: physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse.
Monsees & Mayer, P.C. has years of proven expertise and experience in protecting victims of nursing home abuse. We are confident in our ability to take on cases involving:
Most cases involving bedsores (decubitus ulcers) stem from neglect on the part of nursing home staff. In general, a resident develops sores on his or her skin after prolonged periods of lying or sitting in the same position. This is a preventable condition.
Elderly people can fall easily. Joints, bones, muscles, and neural networks simply break down over time. This requires the nursing home to properly evaluate a resident for a fall risk.
While some nursing home accidents simply can’t be prevented, many falls occur as a result of negligence on the part of the nursing home– particularly when the home knew a resident was at risk.
Sexual Abuse in nursing homes usually takes place because the resident is not able to communicate due to a medical condition, or if they are intimidated by the abuser. However, staff members are not the only ones who can be abusers. Residents with psychiatric disorders or criminal histories may sexually abuse other residents.
Nursing homes and medical facilities can be held liable for their failure to monitor employees and protect residents under their care.
Nursing home negligence cases rely heavily on records, forms, and other factors that require extensive discovery and, often, medical expertise. Because nursing homes are also heavily regulated, and you need an attorney who is familiar with those regulations and has access to records demonstrating prior regulatory violations.
Nursing homes and their insurance companies know this, and they may block your efforts to investigate a fall or another type of incident. That is why you need a knowledgeable, experienced attorney on your side.
Our attorneys have handled countless nursing home cases, including those related to:
- Elderly persons whose bed sores became infected
- Residents who developed bed sores along with others in the same facility
- Inadequate staffing
- Improper wound care
- Failure to turn patients
- Nursing and assisted living facilities that asserted the resident did not complain or ask for help
We can help you if
- Notice was given to a facility about a previous fall or other fall risk
- Your family member was not supposed to stand up or walk on his or her own
- Your family member takes medication or has another issue that causes weakness
- Your family member was left on the floor or otherwise neglected after a fall
- There is a pattern of falls at your loved one’s facility
- Your case involves improper risk assessment or procedures related to falls
- You believe your family member was physically or sexually assaulted or otherwise deliberately mistreated
If your loved one was hurt as a result of nursing home neglect or abuse, we can help.