We trust nursing homes and the professionals they employ to provide high quality care for our senior citizens so they can lead fulfilling and dignified lives. And while most medical professionals live up to this responsibility, some fall short. Because the elderly are especially vulnerable to injury and abuse, the consequences of negligence in nursing homes can have especially severe consequences for victims. If you or a loved one has suffered a nursing home-related personal injury, Rabb & Rabb, PLLC will help you fight for justice.
Types of Nursing Home Injuries
Nursing home injuries caused by negligence or abuse can take many forms: broken bones, bed sores, excessive bruising, concussions, and more can all be evidence of negligent or abusive behavior. All of these injuries are especially serious for elderly victims because they take so much longer to heal.
Because nursing home residents are particularly vulnerable, there are special laws governing their rights and consequences for failing to provide adequate care. Nursing home providers have a legal responsibility to maintain safe premises, perform due diligence on new hires, supervise residents, and provide appropriate medical treatment. Failing to meet any of these responsibilities could constitute negligence. Intentionally causing harm to a nursing home resident constitutes abuse and carries even more serious penalties.
Legal Services for Victims of Nursing Home Injuries
When you or a loved one is injured in a nursing home due to negligence or abuse, it is important to act decisively. The experienced attorneys of Rabb & Rabb, PLLC have in-depth knowledge of the unique laws governing nursing home care. We’ll work diligently to protect your rights and will clearly lay out your options as you pursue your claim. Our services will help you secure fair compensation for your injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, and any punitive damages you may qualify for.