New Hampshire & Maine Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
A Law Firm Committed to Protecting the Elderly
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities serve an important role in
providing the support, care, and respect aging residents deserve during
their most vulnerable years. Health care providers and their employees
have a legal obligation to take steps that ensure the health and safety
of residents. They can be held liable for damages and injuries resulting
from their failures, abuse, financial exploitation, and negligence.
Shaheen & Gordon has the experience and the resources to successfully
litigate claims of injury, abuse, neglect and event death related to nursing
homes and assisted living facilities in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
We take elder abuse seriously. Our dedicated team of experienced attorneys
are ready to work to protect you and your family.
If your loved one has been harmed while in a nursing facility anywhere
in New Hampshire, Maine or across northern New England, our proven team
is here to fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.
Why Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.?
- We’ve Recovered Millions in Compensation for those Injured &
Abused in Nursing Homes
- Our Award-Winning Attorneys Have Decades of Experience Fighting for the Elderly
- We are Experienced in Successfully Trying Cases Before Judges & Juries
- We Prioritize Your Needs and Provide Individualized Service
Contact us today
to discuss a potential nursing home injury lawsuit and learn more about
your rights during a FREE and confidential consultation.
Fighting for Elderly Victims of Abuse, Neglect & Preventable Injury
Our attorneys have a proven track record of successfully litigating claims
of abuse, mistreatment, neglect, and even wrongful death against nursing
homes and assisted living facilities.
Our firm has experience handling cases involving all types of abuse, neglect,
and preventable injuries that may occur in assisted living facilities,
Physical Abuse – Physical abuse may involve an isolated incident or ongoing patterns
of violence and excessive force. Victims who have been physically abused
may have bruising, unexplained injuries, or changes in behavior caused
by assaults by staff, physical restraints, altercations with other residents,
and other forms of physical violence.
Emotional Abuse – Emotional abuse is a top concern when it comes to nursing homes,
as elderly residents are often in fragile or declining states of mental
and physical health which can be exacerbated by intimidation, humiliation,
isolation, and other forms of psychological and verbal abuse. Families
should look for warning signs in their loved one’s behavior, as
well as their interactions with staff.
Neglect – Negligent care substantially increases the risks for preventable
physical and emotional injuries, especially when elderly residents depend
on caregivers for many of their needs. Neglect can include poor hygiene,
isolation, slips and falls, dehydration or malnutrition, bedsores, and more.
Sexual Abuse – Due to many acts of sexual assault and abuse going unreported,
many families are surprise to discover that sexual abuse in nursing homes
is much more common than they would believe. In light of the difficult
nature of these cases, families need to take claims voiced by their loved
one’s seriously, watch for warning signs (changes in behavior, self-isolation,
depression, etc.), and take immediate and decisive action when sexual
abuse is suspected.
Financial Exploitation – Caregivers often take advantage of residents in vulnerable states
of health by financially exploiting them. This may involve deceit, secretiveness,
or even intimidation in order to extort money or gain access to important
Being vigilant of warning signs of abuse, neglect, and preventable injuries
is important for any family that has placed their trust in a nursing home
– especially as many residents are unwilling or unable to make their
voices heard. In addition to pursuing nursing home abuse claims against
the responsible providers, fighting for justice, and securing the compensation
clients deserve, our legal team also represents families in
wrongful death lawsuits following the preventable loss of their loved ones.
Learn How Our Advocates Can Fight for Your Family During a Free Consultation
Since 1981, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. has delivered the caring, compassionate,
and qualified representation clients needed during some of the most difficult
times in their lives. If you or your loved one has suffered harm in a
nursing home due to suspected negligent or wrongful acts, do not hesitate
to speak with a member of our team to learn more about your rights and
how we can guide you through the legal journey ahead.
Contact us for a FREE case review.