Nursing Home Neglect And Elder Abuse
As the population of Rhode Island ages, the need for long-term care facilities and retirement centers is expanding rapidly. Unfortunately, some institutions are understaffed. Other institutions fail to hire qualified employees or fail to fully train their staff. Due to a lack of medical attention or outright wrongful conduct, elders may suffer severe forms of neglect and abuse.
D’Alessandro & Wright, LLC, understands the importance of protecting the well-being and rights of the elderly. Our dedicated law firm provides legal guidance and support for elders and their families. We are ready to fight to hold nursing homes and their staff accountable for the abuse of an innocent elderly person in their care.
How To Detect Problems With Your Elder’s Care
Nursing home abuse is more frequently reported in nursing homes with insufficient funding, as well as nursing homes in economically underprivileged areas. However, the lack of funding does not excuse inferior care.
You can seek help and justice for your loved one if you believe they are suffering from abuse or injury, including:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse such as yelling, verbal insults or threatening
- Sexual abuse
- Failure to properly monitor, especially seniors who are at risk for falling collisions
- Fall injuries — broken bones and other injuries
- Failure to properly medicate
- Financial exploitation
- Insanitary conditions leading to bedsores, life-threatening infections such as sepsis and other preventable illness
- Burns caused by scalding during bathing or other careless treatment
We highly recommend that you carefully monitor the physical and emotional state of your loved one. The risk for neglect and abuse is an unfortunate reality in many long-term care facilities.
Nursing home residents deserve our greatest attention, love and care. Our Providence law firm can help seek justice for any form of abuse and neglect experienced by a family member or loved one.
Take Action Against Negligence Or Abuse
If your loved one’s caretaker or nursing home failed to perform the standard duty of care, we can help you fight for the damages your family deserves. Contact our firm today at 401-308-3596 to learn more. We are also available by email through this website. With over 25 years of experience with all types of personal injury cases, we can help protect the rights of your loved ones.