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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Federal and Massachusetts laws guarantee nursing home residents certain rights when staying in a nursing home. Among these rights are the right to a clean and safe environment, the right to the proper medical care, the right to make decisions about that care, the right to a certain amount of daily attention, and a stay that is free from abuse or neglect.

Unfortunately, many nursing home workers in Massachusetts do not always honor these rights, and residents end up abused or neglected. If you believe that someone you love at a Massachusetts nursing home is the victim of abuse or neglect, you should notify local authorities and contact one of our Boston, Massachusetts nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers right away. The Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP has helped many nursing home abuse and neglect victims and their families in cities throughout Massachusetts recover personal injury compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits

Victims of abuse and their families may seek financial relief through a Massachusetts Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit. While some signs of nursing home abuse are more obvious, such as unexplained bruises and broken bones, it is not always easy to detect that your loved one is a victim of abuse. Elderly and/or sick residents are particularly at risk for becoming victims of nursing home abuse or neglect because many of them are too weak or not lucid enough to know that they are being abused. Some of them may have been scared into silence and submission.

Some examples of nursing home abuse include:

  • Sexual assault (may include molestation or rape)
  • Physical assault (shaking, punching, pushing, slapping)
  • Over-medication
  • Use of unreasonable and/or forceful physical restraints
  • Verbal abuse
  • Emotional abuse
Less obvious warning signs that a nursing home resident is being abused include:
  • Unexplained weight gain or weight loss
  • Regular sedation
  • Sudden and unexplained illnesses
  • Depression
  • Emotional withdrawal
Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit

Many families place their elderly or sick loved ones in nursing homes because they need specialized and round-the-clock care. When a stay at a nursing home leads to infections, bed sores, malnutrition, dehydration, or death because a loved one was physically neglected, did not receive the proper medical care and attention, was housed in unsanitary conditions, or was not fed or hydrated properly, Altman & Altman LLP can help you file a Massachusetts nursing home neglect claim against the negligent nurse, doctor, worker and/or the Massachusetts nursing home.

Your elderly or sick loved one is entitled to personal injury compensation for their injuries pain and suffering, abuse, and neglect. Our Massachusetts nursing home neglect attorneys will zealously pursue your financial recovery and, if necessary, we will file a nursing home abuse lawsuit and fight for your compensation in court. You will not pay us any fees unless we obtain your recovery.

To speak with a Boston, Massachusetts nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer at Altman & Altman LLP for your free consultation, call 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll free) or contact us online. We represent nursing home residents and their families throughout Massachusetts.

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