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Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing homes are often understaffed and overworked. This problematic mix has led to a rise in the incidence of nursing home injuries due to negligent operation and/or work performance. Staff at nursing homes do not always exercise the care needed to properly care for the elderly. Instances of physical abuse, lack of proper medication, malnutrition and dehydration cause serious injuries. At its worst, some homes employ those that prey on the elderly for personal financial gain and can cause lasting and permanent emotional damage. The care of your family members in the final phase of their life is one you make by placing your trust in a facility designed for the special needs of our older generations. When that trust is broken, you deserve to be compensated for the injuries caused.

A nursing home may lose its Medicare privileges due to an act of negligence. A recent case in point involved a veteran staying in a smoke-free facility in Fredericksburg. He was wheeled outside to smoke but left unattended, during which time he caught on fire suffering second and third-degree burns. The jury awarded the family $1.45 million and the nursing home facility now faces possible Medicare benefits termination.

Your concern for the well-being of your family members residing in nursing homes is a value we share. We believe in treating the elderly with care and respect. When an injury is sustained, we work hard to make sure you and your loved one are fully and fairly compensated. The development of strategy for your case is in line with the needs of your family, and you are kept informed at every step. Our goal is to reach a result that is satisfactory to your family.

If your loved has suffered an injury due to the negligence of a nursing home, call a Virginia and D.C. personal injury attorney at Hartel, DeSantis & Howie, LLP. We offer free initial consultations and fight for the compensation your family deserves.

By Michael A. DeSantis | Published May 2, 2014