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 If you have noticed that your loved one appears to be dehydrated, malnourished, withdrawn, depressed, or suffering from poor hygiene or frequent and unexplained injuries, you should immediately report the abuse to the proper authorities.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.
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