Nursing Home Negligence
Has your loved one been injured at a care facility? Let us fight for you.
Putting a loved one in a nursing home or elder care facility can be very difficult. It will be particularly heart-wrenching if your loved one ends up suffering an injury due to nursing home negligence, neglect, or abuse. Common nursing home injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Complications from medication errors
If your loved one has suffered an injury, or if you have noticed unexplained changes in their body condition, behavior, or attitude and you suspect neglect or abuse, you need to contact an experienced nursing home negligence attorney like The Law Offices of Alejo Lugo & Associates immediately. We can help ensure your loved one gets the best medical attention and begin the process of holding the nursing home liable for their suffering.
Understanding Nursing Home Negligence
Nursing home negligence claims are based on a violation of the standard of care on the part of the nursing home facility. In general, the standard of care requires the nursing home facility to:
- Ensure the resident environment is free of hazards that could cause reasonably foreseeable accidents
- Ensure each resident receives adequate supervision, assistance, and care to prevent accidents
There are a variety of ways that the nursing home can violate the standard of care and end up being liable for resident injuries:
- Negligent property maintenance
- Negligent hiring—in the case of an employee who intentionally harms a resident
- Negligent supervision of residents
- Failure to keep facilities clean and sanitary
- Failure to provide adequate medical treatment
We Work Hard for Your Loved One
Unfortunately, when injuries occur at a nursing home, the cause isn’t always obvious. In some cases, the injured individual is not able to communicate regarding the cause of their injury. Testimony from a medical expert regarding the cause of the injury is often essential for ruling out the possibility of accidental injury and enabling the family to move forward with a claim for nursing home negligence.
At The Law Offices of Alejo Lugo & Associates, we understand the complex evidence that is often involved in nursing home negligence cases. You can rely on us to work hard to gather all available evidence, consult experts as needed, and formulate the strongest possible case for your loved one to receive compensation for their injuries and justice for their mistreatment.
You Can Afford an Attorney
After a nursing home injury, the facility may try to explain away the situation or even pressure you not to take legal action. Stand firm in your right to an attorney! You can hire The Law Offices of Alejo Lugo & Associates at no upfront charge and we will immediately begin investigating your case and assisting with your claim. We will not require any payment from you or your loved one until after we win your case. At that point you will be able to pay us easily from your compensation.
To learn more, call us at (800) 497-0018 for a free consultation.