NURSING HOME NEGLECT & ABUSE LAWYERS
Families place loved ones in nursing homes with the expectation that these nursing homes provide quality care. This can be a difficult decision for many people. They know that, in many situations, their elderly loved one cared for them when they were young. They weigh their options carefully and often visit several nursing homes to find one that will provide the best care for their mother, father or other loved one.
When an elderly person is injured while in the care of a nursing home, or when that person dies prematurely, family members are left to pick up the pieces. They wonder how such a mistake was ever allowed to happen. If your family suspects nursing home neglect resulted in injury to your loved one, Gannett Sowden Law, PLLC would like to speak with you.
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WHEN NATIONAL STANDARDS ARE NEGLECTED, INJURY CAN OCCUR
National standards for nursing home care mandate that care providers spend sufficient time with each resident every day to provide quality care. This time is designated for assessing the residents’ condition, keeping residents hydrated, turning residents to prevent bed sores, administering medication and providing other necessary care. Many nursing homes are understaffed or do not have the resources to provide mandated care. When care is overlooked, nursing home neglect can manifest in injuries and fatalities.
At Harris & Associates, PLLC, in Billings, our nursing home neglect lawyers handle claims arising throughout Montana involving the following:
Bed sores or pressure sores (pressure ulcers)
Falling injury, such as broken bones, head injury or lesions
Unsanitary conditions or poor hygiene
Bruises or other injuries caused by misuse of restraints
PREVENTING OTHERS FROM SUFFERING FROM NURSING HOME NEGLECT
While many nursing home and retirement community residents have families who visit and provide support, we recognize there are many other people who do not have a family support unit with whom they can confide about problems with the care they are receiving. Others feel they are a burden or are somehow to blame, and as a result do not express concerns to loved ones. By litigating nursing home negligence cases, we can pursue justice and accountability and prevent future occurrences of nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse.
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WHEN NEGLIGENCE LEADS TO NURSING HOME ABUSE
We work to answer the questions on the minds of our clients. How did this happen? Why was someone like this allowed to work with vulnerable adults?
Unfortunately, due to under-staffing or inadequate resources, many nursing homes must lower their standards when hiring new staff. While background checks and other hiring practices must be adhered to, certain people can still slip through the cracks. Other nurses, nursing assistants or aids are simply overworked and overburdened with the demands of their occupation – working double shifts, working overnight shifts and working under the constraints of inadequate staffing – and they either negligently or intentionally cause harm to the vulnerable adults whom they are responsible for.
Gannett Sowden Law, PLLC handles nursing home abuse and elder abuse cases involving:
Physical abuse causing bruises, broken bones or burns
Elder financial abuse by nursing home staff
Nursing home neglect which results in falling injury, medication errors or other injury
Other elder abuse or nursing home abuse
HELPING THOSE WHO DON’T HAVE FAMILIES
Our attorneys know that many people do not have families to report suspected elder abuse. By litigating nursing home neglect cases, we can prevent future abuse and protect people who do not have families.