How to Prove Damages in a Boston Nursing Home Abuse Case

 

If a loved one has suffered serious or fatal injuries in a nursing home as a result of nursing home neglect or abuse, bringing forth a civil claim for damages may be a viable option. In order to recover compensation, however, a plaintiff must not only prove the negligence and wrongdoing of the nursing home, but must also prove damages. Here’s a look at the types of damages that are available in nursing home abuse cases, as well as how to prove damages–

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By |July 20th, 2018|Boston Nursing Home Lawyer|Comments Off on How to Prove Damages in a Boston Nursing Home Abuse Case

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Even more difficult than making the decision to move an elderly loved one into a nursing home is suspecting that the nursing home resident has been subjected to nursing home abuse. Nursing home abuse is a serious concern, and when nursing home abuse occurs, victims deserve justice. As a loved one of a nursing home resident in Massachusetts, here are some of the signs of nursing home abuse to be aware of—

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By |May 17th, 2018|Boston Nursing Home Lawyer|0 Comments

Hidden Nursing Home Abuse – Elderly Falls

Many patients of Nursing Homes have a high risk for falling.  Patients may have a history of falls, or present as a fall risk due to their difficulty with mobility, recent surgery, mental status impairment, prescribed medications such as sedatives, or simply their use of an assisted mobility device.  Whatever the reason may be, a Nursing Home patient identified as a fall risk can suffer significant injuries if they are not monitored correctly.

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Nursing Home Abuse – The Hidden Danger of Bed Sores

Nursing Home Abuse – The Hidden Danger of Bed Sores
For many different reasons you, or your loved ones, may need to be admitted to a nursing home for assisted living. Nursing home patients often are unable to ambulate or have limited ability to do so.  Therefore, patients may be restricted to their bed and dependent on the care provided by the nursing home staff.  If patients with ambulatory limitations are not properly cared for, they may develop bedsores, or pressure ulcers, due to the extended amount of time in one position.  The bedsores or ulcers are preventable if the nursing home and its staff take the appropriate steps to care for their patients.

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Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

 

For many people entering their senior years, or from age 60 and over, their hope is that they maintain good health for as long as possible. When mental or physical deficiencies make it too difficult to care for themselves, then they may enter a nursing home or assisted living facility where they continue to hope […]

By |November 7th, 2015|Boston Nursing Home Lawyer|0 Comments

Nursing Home Abuse? What You Need To Look For

Nursing Home Abuse? What You Need To Look For
Nursing homes are more often than not the last residence for millions of residents. They are designed to offer a comfortable living arrangement, medical care, meals and recreational activities. There are over 5200 nursing home facilities in the US with nearly 2 million residents. Many are for-profit homes though a good number are community-based, non-profit facilities run by churches and volunteers as well as trained staff. Unfortunately, the majority of these facilities have been reported to have some kind of deficiency with many of these resulting in varying degrees of harm to residents. […]

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How to Determine Nursing Home Abuse

With about 2 million people residing in nursing home facilities and the numbers growing steadily as the baby boomer generation ages, reports of abuse seem to persist. There are thousands of facilities nationwide, for profit and not-for-profit homes, housing our elderly relatives and friends who are incapable of self-management or for whom we are unable, […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Boston Nursing Home Lawyer|Comments Off on How to Determine Nursing Home Abuse

What to Do if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

Does abuse occur in nursing homes? Unfortunately, it does for a variety of reasons. Boston nursing home abuse can be obvious or difficult to detect, especially if your loved one has cognitive limitations such as Alzheimer’s. Many cases of abuse are the result of understaffed facilities where untrained employees work extensive hours at low pay. Poor supervision, the prevalence of hiring employees with criminal records and cutting back on certain services also account for the prevalence of abusive and dangerous practices.

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By |April 13th, 2015|Boston Nursing Home Lawyer|0 Comments

Top 8 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

 

Nursing homes are facilities where many senior citizens in various medical conditions or with cognitive disabilities are treated and cared for in the remaining years of their lives. Many elders, or those 60 and over, are particularly vulnerable to physical and mental abuse from those who are entrusted with their care. Boston nursing home abuse may be more common than statistics indicate since many experts suspect that only 20% of abuse incidents are reported nationwide. […]

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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer: Proving Liability

 

Whenever anyone suffers an injury that was caused by the wrongful or negligent conduct of another party, the injured party may bring a claim for compensation. The same holds true for nursing home residents who have sustained an injury, a serious medical condition or emotional distress from an act or acts of nursing home neglect, […]

By |March 3rd, 2015|Boston Nursing Home Lawyer|0 Comments