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Fight Back For Your Loved Ones. Contact a Boston Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

We trust nursing homes in Boston to care for our loved ones. That’s why nursing home abuse and neglect cases are so upsetting. Instead of a parent or spouse living in comfort, they’re suffering from serious injuries or illness due to the abusive or negligent actions of nursing home employees.

Knowing what to do when your loved one faces elder abuse can be confusing. Many people aren’t sure who to contact to report abuse. And if you live out of town or in another state, getting in touch with the proper authorities can be extremely difficult.

That’s why it’s critical that you have someone you can trust in Boston who can act on your behalf, someone who knows how the system works in Suffolk County and knows how to get results. That’s why you need a Boston nursing home abuse lawyer from our firm on your side.

Boston Location

2 Oliver Street, #608
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: (857) 444-6468

Common examples of nursing home abuse

Nursing home abuse can occur in many different ways, including:

  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional or psychological abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Neglect
  • Financial exploitation

What are the warning signs of nursing home abuse?

Common warning signs of nursing home abuse to look out for often include:

  • Unexplained bruises, cuts, or burns
  • Frequent hospital visits
  • Sudden changes in behavior or mood
  • Fearfulness or anxiety around certain staff members
  • Torn or bloody undergarments
  • Poor hygiene, malnutrition, or dehydration
  • Unexplained withdrawals from bank accounts

Who is liable for nursing home abuse?

Generally, the nursing home facility itself can be held liable (legally responsible) under the legal doctrine of “corporate negligence.” This means that the facility failed to ensure a safe environment, adequately train and supervise its staff, or properly care for its residents. Individual nursing home staff members who directly perpetrate abuse may also be held personally liable for their actions. In some cases, third parties can be found liable, such as medical professionals or maintenance workers who don’t work directly for a facility.

What to do if you suspect nursing home abuse

If you suspect elder abuse, take immediate action to protect your loved one. Call 911 if you believe their life is in danger. Take detailed notes on what you have observed, including dates, times, and descriptions of any injuries or changes in behavior. You can also bring your concerns to the attention of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health or the Boston Ombudsman.

Then, contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone.

“Why do I need a Boston nursing home abuse lawyer?”

When you have the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone working for you, you can take an aggressive stance against the nursing home. Instead of allowing them to decide what happens to your loved one, you can dictate the terms. We know how to hold nursing homes accountable and find the facts you need to build a strong case.

We’re not afraid to take nursing homes to court if necessary. The same goes for the nursing home’s insurance company. If they attempt to reduce or deny your claim, we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit against the nursing home’s insurance provider. We do not rest until justice is served.

We take such cases very seriously because we know how much people care for their loved ones, especially the most vulnerable members of our society. That’s why we want to meet with you and find out how we help your family.  Contact a Boston nursing home abuse lawyer at our law firm. We can meet with you there or anywhere else that’s convenient for you. Your family’s needs come first here.