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Nursing Home Abuse, Neglect and Negligence

The Law Offices of Adrian Crane, P.C. April 28, 2015

hen you place a family member or loved one in the care of a nursing home, you expect that their emotional and physical needs will be met and that they will be properly cared for. Unfortunately, neglect, negligence and even abuse in nursing homes occurs all too often. Although many state and federal regulations exist to protect the elderly in these settings, offensive and gross violations occur every single day. These violations not only compromising the dignity of some of society’s most vulnerable citizens, they also jeopardize their health and well-being.

Types of Nursing Home Claims

Nursing home abuse and negligence comes in many different ways.. We represent injured nursing home residents and the families of those wrongfully killed who have been injured in many different ways. They include but are not limited to the following:

  • Bed Sores,

  • Burns,

  • Chemical Restraints,

  • Choking,

  • Clogged Breathing Tubes,

  • Decubitus Ulcers,

  • Dehydration,

  • Elopement,

  • Falls,

  • Financial exploitation,

  • Infection,

  • Malnutrition,

  • Medication Errors,

  • Physical Assault or Abuse,

  • Physical restraints,

  • Pressure Sores,

  • Sepsis,

  • Sexual Assault or Abuse,

  • Verbal Abuse and

  • Wandering off.

Common Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Negligence:

  1. Bed sore development

  2. Bruising

  3. Complaints

  4. Falls

  5. Rapid weight loss

  6. Sudden agitation or emotional withdrawal

  7. Unexplained fear

  8. Unexplained contusion, lacerations, bruises or other injuries

  9. The use of heavy medication or sedatives for supervision and

  10. Any inability of a caretaker to adequately explain the resident’s condition.

For your convenience, we offer home, hospital, office and nursing home visits. Our team of professionals at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane will provide you with the experience, strategy and commitment that protect your rights and claims.

If one of your loved ones has suffered any kind of abuse, neglect or negligence at a nursing home or resident care facility, you owe it to yourself and your family to hire an attorney who specializes only in representing injured victims. Contact an attorney at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane by calling or by contacting us through the case evaluation form located on this website.

At our personal injury firm, you speak directly with an attorney, not just secretaries and paralegals. A Spanish-speaking attorney and staff members are available for your assistance. Se habla Español.