Nursing home abuse and neglect is a crime that impacts 11% of those living in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Additional research indicates that nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect are problems in nearly a third of all nursing homes. Nursing home abuse can involve physical or sexual assault, as well as the improper use of physical or chemical restraints, or denying a resident adequate food, drink, or medical care. Signs of nursing home neglect can include an unkempt appearance, sudden weight loss, unexplained malnutrition, and bedsores. Regardless of the form it takes, nursing home abuse and neglect robs the elderly of the dignity they deserve. That’s why the nursing home abuse lawyers at The Cochran Firm feel so strongly about pursuing these types of lawsuits. If your loved one was harmed in a nursing home, the nursing home abuse attorneys at The Cochran Firm can help you put an end to the abuse, and ensure the safety of your family member.
At The Cochran Firm, our nursing home abuse lawyers work every day to provide all of our clients with a level of service that honors the high standard of excellence established by our founder, Johnnie Cochran. You can be assured that our nursing home abuse attorneys will be with you every step of the way to make certain those who caused your loved one’s pain and suffering are held accountable. To learn more about all of the ways The Cochran Firm can help you and your family member through this difficult time, please contact us for a free, no obligation nursing home abuse lawsuit evaluation today.
Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits
It’s never easy making the decision to place a family member in a nursing home or long term care facility. You’ve placed great trust in those who operate and work at the facility you’ve chosen for your elderly family member, and when that trust is betrayed, it’s devastating. Fortunately, the law provides ways for you to obtain justice and compensation on behalf of your loved one.
Nursing home abuse and neglect comes in many forms. For over 40 years, the nursing home abuse lawyers with The Cochran Firm have successfully fought for the rights of nursing home abuse and neglect victims in cases involving:
- Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers
- Wandering Away from a Facility Due to Inadequate Supervision
- Physical or Sexual Assault or Abuse
- Physical or Chemical Restraints
- Verbal Abuse
- Malnutrition or Dehydration
- Medication Errors
- Financial Exploitation
- Failure to Provide Adequate Medication or Medical Care
There are many reasons nursing home abuse and neglect are allowed to occur. Many nursing homes are understaffed, making it impossible for workers to supervise residents adequately and ensure that their needs are met. Sometimes, overworked and overstressed staff experience impatience and frustration that can lead to abuse or neglect. In other instances, the negligent operators of these facilities fail to adequately screen their employees, to ensure staff members do not have criminal histories that would make them more likely to prey on residents. Whatever the reason, there is never an excuse for nursing home abuse.
If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you need a qualified and aggressive nursing home abuse attorney on your side to make sure their rights are protected. The nursing home abuse lawyers at The Cochran Firm can help you take the steps needed to guarantee your loved one is safe, and ensure they receive fair and full compensation for their pain and suffering.
Legal Help for Nursing Home Abuse Victims
At The Cochran Firm, all of our highly-experienced attorneys are dedicated to providing quality legal representation to injured people, their families, and the ordinary citizen, just as Johnnie Cochran envisioned when he founded the firm over 40 years ago. If you are seeking personal, dedicated and aggressive legal representation for a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, please contact The Cochran Firm today by filling out our online form, or call (513) 381-HURT.