If you have a loved one in a nursing home who has suffered from a jeopardizing health problem, and you blew it off as “normal,” you may want to rethink the care that your loved one has received. Conditions such as bed sores, malnutrition, dehydration and falls are common in nursing homes, but they are not normal. Such conditions are preventable and are often signs of abuse or neglect by the facility. If you or a loved one ever experienced such health conditions, you may want to contact a nursing home abuse attorney as soon as possible.
It is too often that nursing home abuse victims and their families do not get the justice that they deserve because they are passive to take legal action due to the belief that what their elderly loved ones suffered from was just a part of aging. While there are life threatening diseases that many elderly persons suffer from, the symptoms that can occur alongside these diseases are preventable. It is by the standard of care that these side effects are prevented. For example, a nursing home resident who has dementia may be more susceptible to falls. This is not an excuse for a fall. Instead, such persons should be closely monitored and cared for to prevent them from falling.
The attorneys at Malman Law fight for the rights of victims and their families to make sure that they are compensated for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Legal compensation can also provide a victim of abuse or neglect with the monetary amount to receive future medical attention so that injuries can be properly cared for, allowing for a victim to heal with peace of mind and move on with their lives. Again, if your loved one suffered from what a condition that seems to be common in nursing homes our attorneys ask you to not categorize it as normal, they are instead serious signs of neglect and abuse. Call one of our experienced attorneys today to learn about your legal rights.