Nursing Home Negligence - Harper & Harper

Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse

Those elderly patients living in a residential settings that offers long-term supportive services are at particular risk for nursing home abuse and neglect.

“They are particularly vulnerable because most suffer from several chronic diseases that lead to limitations in physical and cognitive functioning and are dependent on others. In addition, many are either unable to report abuse or neglect or fearful that such reporting may lead to retaliation or otherwise negatively affect their lives. Thus, [t]he elderly in skilled nursing facilities are among the most vulnerable members of our society. They are dependent on the nursing facility operator for their food, medicine, medical care, dental care, and a bed; a roof over their heads; for assistance with virtually every daily activity.” (Elder Abuse in Residential Long-Term Care Settings: What Is Known and What Information Is Needed? In: National Research Council (US) Panel to Review Risk and Prevalence of Elder Abuse and Neglect; National Academies Press).

Harper & Harper has represented clients in nursing home neglect/abuse cases involving:

  • Bed sores, pressure sores, and decubitus ulcers
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Sepsis
  • Clogged breathing tubes
  • Medication errors
  • Physical or chemical restraints
  • Wandering and elopement from facilities
  • Falls
  • Elder abuse
  • Physical and sexual assault or abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • Choking
  • Burns

If you or a member of your family were injured or killed as a result of nursing home neglect or abuse, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. If so, please contact Harper and Harper for a free legal consultation.

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