We’ve all heard the horror stories on the news about elderly nursing home patients who have been beaten, pushed, robbed and neglected. But as horrible as the stories are, it can’t describe the feeling when it actually happens to someone you know and love.
Unfortunately, though family members invest hours and tremendous sums of money to try to make sure that their loved one are in the best possible place, the facilities that advertise themselves as providing compassionate care can end up being more interested in revenue then in patient care and end up causing terrible harm. That’s when you need a great elder abuse lawyer.
When you suspect that your loved one is being neglected, or if you are concerned that they may be the target of abuse in their nursing home, call the local authorities for protection, and then call the experienced nursing home lawyers at Danziger & De Llano and let us tell you how we can help.
Neglectful Nursing Homes Value Profit over People
As the population in the United States ages more and more people are going to need nursing home care, and the owners and operators of many nursing homes are trying to capitalize on the trend. They work hard to convince families that their facility is the best place for their loved ones, but then once the contract is signed and the family members go home, things change.
The money spent on care goes into the pockets of the owners rather than providing for the patients. Appropriate training isn’t offered to teach staff members the nuances of working with the elderly; staff is often underpaid, overworked and uneducated. When the staff gets frustrated by an elderly resident soiling the sheets or ringing the call bell too often, abuse in the nursing home can follow.
This is unfortunately a reality that is common in too many nursing homes, and it’s time that we put a stop to it. Contact our nursing home law firm today to speak with our attorneys.
Nursing Home Patients Deserve Respect and Attention
The residents that nursing homes accept responsibility for are often frail and vulnerable. Many of them are confused and completely reliant upon the services that the home is supposed to provide, and if those services aren’t provided then their health can suffer. Bed-ridden patients or those restricted to wheelchairs can develop painful bedsores that can develop into deadly infections.
Patients who receive the wrong medication or whose health care providers skip giving them their medication entirely can die from medical complications. Patients who aren’t being supervised can fall and break bones.
When the nursing home took payment for your loved one’s care they promised they would provide for your loved one; their negligence is wrong, and they need to be held responsible for the consequences of their inaction and lack of attention. The aggressive nursing home negligence lawyers at Danziger & De Llano will make them compensate you for the damage that they’ve done.
Danziger & De Llano Fight Nursing Home Negligence
For over twenty years, the nursing home neglect lawyers at Danziger & De Llano have made it our business to stand up for the rights of those who have been taken advantage of by big corporations who put their interest in money and profit over their concern for people, and there’s nobody we fight harder for than the victims of nursing home negligence and abuse.
Taking on the responsibility for somebody’s parent or family member who needs medical care and attention means that you must provide the care you’ve promised, and there are regulations that spell out exactly what the minimum of those responsibilities are.
Here are a list of helpful links that will help you and your loved one’s receive more information about elder abuse.
Rules for Nursing Home Care are Ignored
Nursing homes are expected and required to maintain a specific level of staffing. There are rules on how many times bed-ridden patients need to be rotated in order to prevent pressure ulcers, dietary guidelines, rules on how medication is to be provided – and yet these are the areas where nursing homes most frequently fail, and this results in residents not receiving the care that they need.
Simply providing training and adequate staffing would address many of these problems, but the nursing home owners choose not to spend the money, and the residents in their care suffer as a result.
Danziger & De Llano Are Committed to Justice for Victims
At Danziger & De Llano we have been working on behalf of victims for over twenty years. We believe that those who commit abuse need to be punished, and so do their employers who create the environment in which it was allowed to happen. If your loved one was neglected or injured as a result of nursing home mismanagement and greed, we can help make the guilty parties pay.
Contact us today for information on what our experienced nursing home lawyers can do for you. There is no charge for a consultation, and if you decide to file a claim with us you’ll pay no fee unless we win an award for you and your loved one. We are dedicated to seeking justice on behalf of victims of nursing home negligence.
When an infirm person, whether elderly or in some other way medically compromised and unable to care for themselves, is placed into a nursing home, the facility accepts responsibility for their care. This means that they are supposed to provide for their physical and their emotional needs Failure to do so is a betrayal of trust. It may also be medical malpractice and negligence.
When you suspect that your loved one is not receiving the care that they are entitled to, or if you believe that they are being neglected or that their care is being compromised, it is imperative that you act quickly on their behalf. Far too often families and friends fail to act, and tragedy can ensue.
Danziger & De Llano Are Nursing Home Attorneys
People who are placed in nursing homes are entrusted into their care because they are compromised. Whether their lack of ability is physical or mental, their often frail health means that they are especially vulnerable and require extra protection. If you need help making sure that your loved ones rights are preserved and protected, contact the nursing home attorneys at Danziger & De Llano.
At Danziger & De Llano, we have spent our entire professional careers fighting on behalf of those who are unable to fight for themselves. Nursing home residents who are neglected, abused or mistreated are among the most vulnerable of our clients, and we work hard to make sure that their rights are protected and they get the justice they deserve.