If you place a loved one in a nursing home or other extended care facility, you rightfully expect that your family member will receive care from competent professionals. Unfortunately, many elderly living in nursing homes suffer serious injuries due to neglect and abuse.
If you suspect your elder may be a victim of abuse in a nursing home, the experienced legal team at Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty can review the facts and recommend the best course of action. Our attorneys have worked on a number of cases in this area and recovered substantial settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Although we are tough with the opposition, we are empathetic and accessible to our clients. We are committed to keeping you informed at every step, and make sure you understand your options under state and federal laws.Delaware Restraint Injury Attorneys
Like many businesses in today's competitive environment, nursing homes are paying careful attention to their bottom line and cutting expenses in an attempt to remain solvent. This can and does result in nursing homes that are understaffed and operating with caregivers who are poorly trained. These workers may be more likely to engage in negligent or abusive behavior toward senior residents.
It is important for family members of nursing home residents to be conscious of warning signs of neglect or abuse. This includes frequent or unexplained bruises or lacerations, which can be caused by improper use of restraints.
State and federal laws prohibit the use of restraints on nursing home residents unless the resident's medical condition requires it. Restraint usage by facility staff for the purposes of convenience or discipline is a violation of law.
Restraint injuries can lead to bruising, lacerations, strangulation, suffocation and a wide range of other injuries, as well as wrongful death.
We will carefully investigate your case to determine who was at fault regarding the negligence or abuse that contributed to your loved one's injury. We will search for evidence in shift logs, medical records and other sources to get the necessary facts.
If you notice severe bruising or lacerations that indicate your loved one has been improperly restrained, our nursing home bruising and lacerations lawyers will assist you in investigating the claim. Contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.