Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing Home NegligenceNursing homes are supposed to be safe, compassionate, trustworthy places where the elderly and people recovering from injuries can get necessary care.

With over 15,000 nursing home throughout the United States and more than 2 million people living in them, many of these facilities have reported dangerous conditions and horrible care and treatment caused by inadequate attention. People develop bed sores, malnutrition and inadequate nursing care. Unsanitary care or living conditions; verbal, emotional and/or sexual abuse; financial theft and other horrors have been encountered in nursing homes.

Deliso Law is here to compassionately represent you and get you or your loved one the remedy for your losses and compensation you deserve caused by nursing home negligence.

In one of our cases, our client, a 79-year-old female, was in a nursing home for sub-acute rehabilitation care. She was discharged from a hospital and sent to a nursing home. She had dementia and was unable to move normally. She was supposed to be turned in her bed every two hours, so bed sores would not develop.

The nursing home failed to properly staff their facility and did not follow the rule requiring that the patient be turned through the entire day, every day. Our client developed stage III bedsores that developed into sepsis and she had to be hospitalized. The insurance company paid $650,000 to settle before a trial.

In another case, we represented an 80-year-old lady was at a nursing home with dementia and was a fall risk. The nursing home was understaffed and allowed her to take a shower without assistance. She fell and fractured her hand. The insurance company paid $450,000 to settle before trial.

It is important that while nursing home negligence is prevalent, it is also extremely under reported, typically because the elderly usually feel pressured into not reporting abuse or injury. Nonetheless, when nursing home abuse happens, you or a loved one could suffer from severe consequences like pain, malnutrition, dehydration, disease or worse.

Deliso Law has more than three decades of experience in pursuing the rights of people betrayed by nursing homes and unable to advocate for themselves.

If you suspect you or a loved one have been victims of nursing home abuse it is imperative you contact us immediately. Our goal is to get you the help and representation you deserve.

Call us for a free consultation at 718-238-3100.