Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Lawyers Fighting For Families' Rights, One Case At A Time
Nursing home abuse and neglect cases are among the most disturbing medical malpractice cases our attorneys handle. We trust nursing homes to care of our loved ones in their time of need. That's what makes these cases so upsetting. Your trust has been violated and your loved ones are suffering from abuse or neglect.
Nursing home abuse and neglect have become increasingly common in Massachusetts, Connecticut and across the country. Even though strict rules and regulations exist concerning the treatment of people living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, workers sometimes ignore these rules and put residents' health and safety at risk.
If you suspect someone harmed a loved one intentionally or through neglect, it's critical that you take strong legal action immediately. That's why we want to meet with you. Our nursing home abuse lawyers also handle wrongful death cases if your loved one died as a result of injuries sustained in a nursing home. Such abuse might also be a criminal act, but your right to sue for damages is independent of any criminal charges.
What are common forms of nursing home abuse and neglect?
Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many forms. Many of the common nursing home and abuse cases we handle at the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone in Massachusetts and the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli in Connecticut include:
- Unsanitary living conditions (resulting in bedsores, sepsis, etc.)
- Verbal abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse (threats, humiliation, verbal assault, isolation)
Many other types of abuse and neglect are common in nursing homes. So even if you don't see exactly what happened to your loved one listed above, don't hesitate to contact us as soon as possible and schedule a free case evaluation.
What are warning signs of nursing home neglect and abuse?
You know your loved one best. That's why you may be the first person to notice something wrong with your parent, spouse or someone else living in a nursing home. And the sooner you take action, the sooner you can get your loved one the help they need now.
So what should you look for? What are the clues that something might not be right? Many of the most common warning signs of nursing home abuse and neglect include:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Broken bones
- Excessive tiredness
- Sudden mood changes
- Loss of appetite
- Permission to visit residents denied or restricted
- Unexplained withdrawals from bank account
- Missing valuables (jewelry, watch, etc.)
If you or a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse, get the fiercest representation you can get with us. Our law firms handle cases from Boston to New Haven, Hartford to Worcester and everywhere in between in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Don't wait to contact us. You only have a limited amount of time to take legal action under Massachusetts and Connecticut law. This deadline is known as a "statute of limitations." If you wait to take legal action after this deadline, you could miss out on your opportunity to receive compensation you rightfully deserve.
Another reason why you should contact us immediately - finding evidence weeks or months later can also be nearly impossible. Witnesses' memories can fade. Health care workers often change jobs. That's why you need to take decisive, legal action right now. Call 1-800-WIN-WIN-1 and give your case an advantage - The Salomone Advantage.