When a person decides to entrust the care of their loved one to a nursing home, the possibility that their loved one may be neglected or abused should never have to even cross their mind. Unfortunately, however, nursing home injury and abuse is a disturbingly common problem throughout the United States, despite the fact that there are state and federal laws that govern the responsibilities and standards of nursing homes. If your loved one has been injured as a result of neglect or abuse, or if you have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one because of a nursing home's failure to abide by the law, call the Maine nursing home injury attorneys at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. to discuss your legal options. We take an aggressive stance against negligent nursing homes and are fully prepared to help you hold them accountable for your loved one's injuries.

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Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Elderly patients are at a heightened risk of illness and injury. Without attentive care, their health and well-being could quickly deteriorate. Neglect is one of the most common types of nursing home injury.

The following may indicate nursing home neglect:

  • Sudden weight loss due to malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Withdrawn behavior
  • Bedsores
  • Changes in personal hygiene
  • A growing lack of friendly interaction with nursing home staff or other residents
  • Injuries from falls
  • Environmental hazards in the patient’s room (slippery floors, unsafe furniture, inadequate lighting, etc.)

Whenever possible, it is important for family members to regularly visit their loved ones to ensure that they are receiving adequate care. When family members are familiar with their loved one’s situation, they will be more aware of any health or behavior changes that could signal that something is wrong. If you have suspicions that your loved one isn’t being properly cared for, you should immediately investigate the matter by speaking with staff members or the head of the facility about your concerns. An attorney at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. can also investigate your loved one’s situation and recommend the best course of action.

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At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., we believe that negligent nursing home facilities should be held accountable for their malicious or careless behavior. We have handled numerous nursing home injury cases during our many years in practice.

Here’s why you can feel confident entrusting our firm with your case:

  • Caring and personalized service
  • Proven legal strategy
  • Seasoned in both negotiations and trial
  • Trusted in Northern New England for more than 30 years

Turn to our firm today for compassionate and skilled legal guidance. Our priority is to help you achieve justice for your loved one and your family.

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