Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
The decision to move a parent, spouse or loved one to a nursing home or assisted living facility is often one of the most difficult decisions that a family has to make. However, when a person’s physical and/or medical needs cannot be met by the family, such placement becomes necessary. This can place a heavy emotional and financial burden on family members. When we are forced to place a loved one in a nursing home, we expect that they will be treated with dignity and respect and be given proper medical attention.
Recognizing the need to protect those that frequently can’t speak for themselves, the government has enacted numerous Federal Regulations and state statutes designed to protect the rights of nursing homes residents and ensure appropriate care. Unfortunately, even with active family participation and in the face of governmental regulations, nursing home abuse still occurs. Examples of abuse include, (but is not limited to), failing to protect residents from falls, ulcers, infections, malnutrition, dehydration, over- or under-medication, physical or sexual abuse, unnecessary physical restraint, improper medical care or from lack of treatment or any other violation of individual and/or personal rights.
The attorneys at Fuller & Associates, P.A. have specialized in representing the rights of seniors and protecting them against all types of nursing home abuse or neglect claims, and accept cases throughout the country. Please call us toll-free at 866-999-FULLER (866-999-3855), or fill out the form below and we will contact you as soon as one of our attorneys has reviewed your information.