When you entrust the care of an elderly loved one to a nursing home or a long-term care facility, you have the right to assume that he or she will receive exemplary treatment from knowledgeable healthcare professionals. Unfortunately, thousands of nursing home residents suffer abuse or neglect at the hands of their caretakers every year. It unfortunately occurs so often that nursing home neglect has become a national epidemic.
At Pullano & Siporin, we understand that placing a loved one in a nursing home can be a gut wrenching decision. We have had to do it ourselves with our own family members. As a result, we have first hand experience with and fully understand the seriousness of nursing home neglect and are dedicated to helping victims receive the compensation and justice they deserve. We have decades of experience in protecting the rights of injured victims. That experience, coupled with a strong commitment to every client and a vast knowledge of the law, has resulted in a long history of sustained success and record-setting victories.
We deal with nursing home negligence cases involving:
As the American population continues to age and life spans become longer, more and more elderly patients require long-term care or constant monitoring that may be unavailable at home. Reputable, fully-staffed nursing homes can offer such patients the care they need in a comfortable, home-like environment. However, sadly, many such facilities fall far short due to inadequate staffing levels. By not having enough staff to monitor and care for the elderly patients, patient safety and health is compromised. This means that thousands of our most vulnerable patients are in danger of substandard care and medical negligence.
There are numerous potential signs that your family member is not receiving the level of care needed by nursing staff. Some of the signs include rapid weight loss, unexplained bruises, sudden changes in mobility, refusal to get out of bed, sudden agitation and emotional withdrawal, and lack of interest in activities they previously enjoyed. Carefully watch your loved one for signs of changed behavior in addition to any physical signs that may manifest themselves.
In addition, keep an eye on the state of the facilities when you go in for visits. Do residents appear happy? Are they regularly checking on your family member even during your visits? Does the staff seem friendly and competent? Is the facility clean and sanitary?
Whether inadequate staffing, poor training, or intentionally harmful actions caused your injuries in a nursing home, the team at Pullano Law Offices is prepared to fight for you. By carefully selecting each case we take, we are equipped to investigate every detail of your claim thoroughly. We will review medical records, interview available witnesses, and utilize all available means to discern the truth. Armed with the facts, our attorneys will fight tirelessly for your rights against those who did you wrong. You deserve maximum compensation, and we will not compromise in our pursuit of full justice.