When a family decides to place a loved one in a nursing home, they rightfully expect the highest level of care, compassion and professionalism from the nursing home and its staff. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and many elderly people are subjected to nursing home abuse. Nursing home abuse may take many forms, from neglect and verbal abuse, to physical abuse and even abuse that results in death. A sad fact is that a large number of these cases are never reported, and as a result a loved one may never learn about the nursing home abuse or elder neglect until it is too late. Our expert Massachusetts nursing home abuse lawyers have years of experience in handling these types of cases.
In Polk County, Georgia, an elderly woman was admitted to a nursing home for rehabilitation after she had fractured her leg. Just 100 days after being admitted, the woman developed several medical complications, including bedsores, which led to the amputation of her leg. Several days later, the woman died from a serious infection caused by the amputation. The family of the deceased alleged that the proper medical procedures were not taken by the medical staff and that they lacked the required training necessary to keep the residents in good health. Following a jury trial, the nursing home management company was found to be negligent and was ordered to pay $2 million in damages to the family.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of nursing home abuse that resulted in serious injury or wrongful death, call our Massachusetts nursing home abuse lawyers at (617) 787-3700, 24/7, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.