Nursing Home Negligence
Nursing home and elder abuse is an increasingly important concern in the United States due to the growing number of individuals reaching the stage of life requiring skilled nursing care and assistance with daily life activities. While most facilities provide good care and a safe environment for your loved ones, St. Martin & Bourque is here to assist you and your family in the event that your loved one suffers neglect and abuse at the hands of undertrained or uncaring staff.
If you find yourself in these difficult circumstances, St. Martin & Bourque can help you take advantage of the protections afforded to you and your family members by law. Nursing home negligence claims allege that a nursing home and its staff were negligent by failing to properly care for you or your loved ones. These claims are vital to protecting a patient’s rights when a home, or its staff, fails to adequately meet the needs of a patient. Sadly, loved ones are not only at risk for negligence, but also may be subject to physical, mental, emotional, sexual and financial abuse.
If you notice any of the following signs, please contact us to discuss investigating the health and safety of your loved one:
- Unexplained bruises, bleeding or infections
- Changes in behavior
- Changes in your loved one’s will or power of attorney
- Changes in financial situation, including unpaid bills
Sadly, because our elderly loved ones may suffer from memory loss or communication problems, elder abuse often goes unreported and misunderstood. Because it’s often difficult to discern the facts and circumstances underlying a nursing home negligence claim, you and your loved ones will need the help of an experienced and sophisticated law firm. The team at St. Martin & Bourque is experienced in working with elderly patients and is adept at navigating the medical complexities that accompany a claim for nursing home negligence. We can help bring your case to a quick and effective resolution.
Please contact us to develop a plan of action to obtain appropriate care for you or your loved one and, where possible, we will represent your family in obtaining compensation for the pain and suffering you or your loved one has endured.