Nursing Home Injury Lawyer in New Hampshire & Maine

A family’s decision to entrust the care of their loved one to a nursing home can be a difficult one. In doing so, they must trust and rely on providers to give care to their loved one. The care of our elders is so important that there are state and federal laws that set forth standards and responsibilities of nursing homes. When your loved one is injured because a nursing home failed to follow these laws and meet these standards, we at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. are here to help hold them responsible and make them accountable.

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What Constitutes Nursing Home Injury?

Nursing home injuries come in many different forms. The following is a list of types of injury and what to look for if you suspect that neglect or abuse may be occurring:

  • Neglect. Signs of neglect include poor hygiene, dehydration, malnutrition, wandering from the nursing facility, falls, or the development of bedsores due to not being regularly repositioned in bed.
  • Emotional abuse. Emotional abuse of seniors by caregivers may be evidenced by withdrawn behavior, depression, or fearfulness.
  • Physical abuse. A patient may be being physically abused if they have unexplained bruising, lacerations, or other injuries that require medical treatment outside of the nursing facility.
  • Financial abuse. Caregivers may be taking advantage of a patient if they gain unauthorized access to his or her credit cards or bank accounts.
  • Sexual abuse. This may be evidenced by depressed behavior, difficulty walking or standing. There may be signs of inappropriate touching or flirtatious behavior by a caregiver.

Often, nursing home patients are unable or unwilling to communicate when abuse is occurring because of their dependence on the care of others. It is important for family members to check in regularly with their loved ones to monitor their overall condition.

Wrongful Death Resulting from Nursing Home Injury

In some cases, inadequate care may result in patient death. This may be the result of a fall injury that went untreated, a bedsore that became infected, an undiagnosed illness, or severe dehydration or malnutrition. If your loved one has died as a result of an injury, do not delay in contacting a lawyer at our firm to talk about possibly filing a lawsuit for wrongful death. While no amount of money can ever make right a situation like this, compensation can ease the financial burdens associated with the deceased’s medical bills, funeral expenses, and more.

Our Compassionate Team is Here to Help

If your loved one has been injured, taken advantage of, or has died in a nursing home and you suspect that negligence was involved, call Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. as soon as possible. Trusted in New Hampshire and throughout Northern New England, our reputable, experienced law firm is prepared to aggressively pursue justice on your behalf.

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