Nursing Home Injuries
Nursing homes are licensed by the state and subject to routine inspections. Nursing home operators are aware of how their patients must be cared for and attended to. There is, then, no reason why patients should suffer physical deprivations that result in serious injuries or wrongful death. The personal injury attorneys at Aiken & Aiken understand the laws and healthcare protocols nursing homes must follow and what steps must be taken to ensure the safety of their patients. Failure to conduct proper background checks for employees, inadequate staffing, and violations of basic healthcare procedures can result in neglect and elder abuse. Our investigators and healthcare professionals work closely with our nursing home abuse attorneys in exposing negligence and abuse in order to hold nursing home operators liable for the injuries sustained by their patients.
Your loved one doesn’t have to be a victim or remain silent any longer. To schedule a free consultation, contact a Massachusetts nursing home injury lawyer at the law office of Aiken & Aiken today.
Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing homes are required by law to maintain certain standards of cleanliness, care, and security for their patients. When the following occur they are often warning signs of abuse or neglect:
- Bed sores
- Slips and falls
- Broken bones
- Unexplained bruising
- Unexplained weight loss
- Ligature marks around the hands or ankles
- Sudden emotional withdrawal or depression
Producing Evidence of Neglect and Abuse
Our nursing home neglect attorneys conduct our own investigation of the circumstances surrounding the abuse of our client. Using our own investigators, we interview nursing home staff, collect testimony, subpoena time sheets, records, and employee personnel files. We look at the history of a nursing home, identifying patterns of neglect and abuse as well as any fines assessed by the state. After amassing a body of evidence, we present these facts to the court and demand compensation for our client’s medical expenses, pain, and suffering.
Contact Aiken & Aiken
Our office has represented numerous clients in nursing home abuse cases. In addition to demanding compensation for our clients, we are prepared to work with criminal investigators and assist the state should it decide to pursue criminal charges. For more information regarding our practice and how we can help you, contact a Massachusetts nursing home injury lawyer at Aiken & Aiken today.