Nursing Home Negligence
Was Your Elderly Parent Abused or Injured?
The sad truth of many nursing homes is that the people hired to care for your loved one aren’t qualified or motivated to do so. If you suspect that your family member was physically or sexually abused, injured through negligence, or deteriorated or died because of neglect, our law firm offers swift action and aggressive legal advocacy. Willis, Willis & Rizzi Co., L.P.A. has won monetary damages for nursing home injury and abuse, and our intervention has also forced care centers to change their hiring practices and improve the quality of care.
Our lawyers have prosecuted abuse and neglect claims against nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Pursue Compensation for Injury, Abuse & Neglect
We have pursued compensation and other remedies for:
- Physical assault by staff members
- Sexual assault by staff, residents or “guests”
- Emotional abuse or punishment
- Excessive restraint or over-sedation
- Falling accidents from lack of supervision or assistance
- Painful bed sores from failure to turn patients
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Undiagnosed medical conditions and infections
The harm occurs in many ways, but the common thread is understaffed, undertrained, unqualified caregivers, facilities and management that turns a blind eye to mistreatment. A disturbing number of these employees have criminal records, but are hired anyway to meet state-mandated staffing minimums. Our investigation includes background checks on staffers, prior lawsuits, review of any sanctions by the Department of Health and reports by a state-appointed ombudsman who advocates for nursing care/assisted care patients.
Remedies for Nursing Home Injury
Our attorneys will help arrange for alternative care for your loved one if you believe that the abuse or neglect goes deeper than the actions of one “bad apple.” We pursue monetary damages for medical intervention and counseling, and for the pain and suffering and loss of human dignity. If there is a bigger pattern of abuse, we can also seek punitive damages or an injunction to shut the facility down.
We offer a free consultation, and there are no attorney fees unless we secure compensation.