Nursing Home Negligence

We must care for the elder. And, many times we entrust that responsibility to nursing homes and personal care homes. While many of these homes do focus on and properly care for their residents, there are many that have extremely poor care. Michael S. Wilensky, LLC gives a voice to the to the families who have lost a parent or grandparent due to the negligence of long term care and to the elderly that are seriously injured. Through experienced, compassionate and dedicated representation we obtain optimal compensation for the families of the lost or the seriously injured. We hope each settlement or verdict we obtain will convince that nursing home or personal care home to change and take better care of their residents.

Nursing home negligence claims are seen in many forms, but here are some seen more frequently:

  • Rapid decline
  • Wrongful death
  • Malnutrition, starvation, dehydration
  • Infections
  • Pressure sores (bedsores)
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Assaults and physical abuse, sexual abuse
  • Falls due to inadequate assistance or dangerous conditions

Poor care of the elderly can be seen by bed sores or pressure ulcers, frequent falls, malnourishment or even death. It is estimated that each year 2,000 elderly individuals die in long-term care facilitates from injuries related to falls. While there is an estimate on how often these falls occur, the real number is unknown because so many falls are unreported.

If you have family or a friend in a nursing home or personal care home and you see any of these signs, they may be subject to nursing home abuse and/or neglect:

  • Unexplained or unexpected death of the resident
  • Rapid, unexplained decline in the resident’s health
  • Frequent Illness or falls
  • Pneumonia
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Wrongful Death
  • Bed Sores or Pressure Sores
  • Sepsis
  • Malnutrition
  • Renal Failure
  • Kidney Failure
  • Amputation
  • Dehydration
  • Cardiovascular Disease Due to Lack of Diabetic Care
  • Poor hygiene

Other signs of abuse are if the staff refuses to allow visitors to see the resident, or delays in allowing visitors to see the resident, does not allow visitors to be alone with the resident, or frequent arguments or tension between the caregiver and resident.

Nursing home abuse and elder abuse cases demand justice. Residents of homes are entirely defenseless and deserve to live the rest of their life in a the best and healthy way possible. We are devoted to seeking justice for your loved one’s death or injury.

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