As the median age rises, more individuals and their families are turning to nursing homes for assistance with elderly and disability care. Massachusetts nursing home residents are protected by state and federal laws designed to ensure they receive proper care and treatment, and maintain their self-respect. Negligent behavior by nursing home management and staff can lead to serious injury and abuse.
If you have concerns about injuries sustained because of a nursing home accident or abuse, we urge you to contact personal injury attorneys at the Law Firm of Connell and Foresta for a free consultation.
Addressing Nursing Home Injuries
Unfortunately, thousands of disabled people and senior citizens suffer from accidents, abuse, and neglect while in the care of a nursing home. Falls, broken bones, burns, and unexplained injuries to residents can occur in accidents due to negligent staff behavior. Signs of abuse or neglect can include bed sores, dehydration, malnutrition, and depression or other uncharacteristic behavior.
Our nursing home injury attorneys will evaluate your case based on the type of physical and emotional injuries involved. We thoroughly research the facility for previous violations and look for similar problems experienced by other residents. We also examine the nursing home's administration policies and their staffing and training practices. Our goal is to develop a strong case that ultimately results in the negligent institution providing proper compensation for pain and suffering you or a loved one have endured while in their care.
Exploring Your Legal Options
Since 1998, our law firm has addressed the personal injury needs of clients in the Boston area and throughout Massachusetts. We specialize in personal injury cases and we are intimately familiar with the subtleties involved in the various practice areas. Whether you have been injured in an accident on a highway, on someone's property, or in a healthcare facility, we will educate you on the issues and legal options available to you.
If you have concerns that you or a loved one may be the victim of nursing home negligence, contact Connell & Foresta to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys. No legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.