Currently in the United States there is a greater number of people over the age of 65 than there has ever been in U.S. history. More and more families are faced with the stressful decision of placing a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility because the family members cannot take care of the medical and day-to-day needs of their loved one.
Sadly, as more senior citizens have entered nursing homes, the incidents of abuse and neglect have risen. Residents of nursing homes are often physically weak and vulnerable and are reliant on the nursing home to provide them proper care and treatment and to keep them safe. When the nursing home fails to do so because of abuse or neglect, the nursing home resident and/or the resident’s family have the right to compensation.
Abuse and neglect of residents in nursing homes, skilled care facilities, and hospitals can cause a variety of painful and life-threatening injuries. Some of the types of claims we have handled include the following: Bed sores, falls and fractures, dehydration and malnutrition, elopement (wandering and leaving the facility), prescription errors, misdiagnosis, sepsis (and other infections) and physical abuse or restraint.
The attorneys at Sticklen & Dreyer have investigated, reviewed, and tried abuse and neglect cases against nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and hospitals. We stand up for people who have been victims of abuse or neglect, who many times cannot speak up for themselves. If you suspect that a nursing home, long term care facility, or hospital mistreated your loved one, call us at 888-959-5445 and schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.