The care of our country’s elderly residents is so important that
there are state and federal laws governing standards of care in nursing
homes and assisted living facilities. Caregivers are trusted to uphold
these standards and provide nursing home residents with attentive care.
Placing your loved one in a nursing home is one of the hardest decisions
a family must make, and it is crucial that these laws and standard are
upheld. Unfortunately, there are some caregivers who carelessly or maliciously
fail in this duty, leading to preventable physical and/or emotional injury
to some of our nation’s most vulnerable people.
Nursing home injury is a serious problem throughout the country, and as a law firm committed
to justice, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. works tirelessly to hold negligent
facilities accountable for their actions.
Nursing Home Injury Statistics
According to a 2000 study conducted by the National Center on Elder Abuse,
44% of approximately 2,000 nursing home residents have suffered abuse
from a caregiver, with 95% of people surveyed saying that they have either
been neglected or seen others neglected. Perhaps even more distressing
is the fact that
more than 50% of nursing home staff have admitted to mistreating patients.
Psychological abuse is the most common form of abuse, but nursing home
patients often also suffer from neglect, physical abuse, financial abuse,
and even sexual abuse. Nursing home injuries can cause great damage to
the patient, impacting their mental state, physical health, or even leading
to a preventable death. If you have noticed that your loved one appears
to be dehydrated, malnourished, withdrawn, depressed, or suffering from
poor hygiene or frequent and unexplained injuries, you should immediately
report the abuse to the proper authorities. Then, contact a New Hampshire
nursing home injury attorney at our firm to discuss your legal options.
How Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. Can Help
Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. represents nursing home patients and their families
after an injury or death caused by caregiver negligence. With extensive
experience handling the full range of
personal injury and
wrongful death cases, you can rely on our firm to fight aggressively for the compensation
you deserve for the damages you have suffered. When you choose to work
with our firm, we can launch an investigation of your potential case to
determine who can be held liable and how much compensation is appropriate.
We are not afraid to take your case to court in order to help you obtain
the best possible result.
Schedule a free case evaluation
to learn more about how we may be able to help.
We accept cases throughout Northern New England.