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Protecting Victims Of Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

In recent years, we have seen a rapid and alarming increase in nursing home neglect and abuse cases. The “baby boomer” generation is aging and nursing homes are often crowded, understaffed or staffed with poorly trained individuals. Unfortunately, because abused residents are often unable to articulate or too afraid to report instances of neglect or abuse, the abuse/neglect often can go unnoticed. Signs of nursing home negligence and abuse include:

  • Bedsores
  • Unexplained bruises or abrasions
  • Signs of dehydration or malnutrition
  • Frequent reports of “accidental” falls
  • Overmedication
  • Failure to administer prescribed medication
  • Physical assaults

If you notice these or other signs of nursing home neglect or elder abuse resulting in serious injury to a loved one, we urge you speak with a lawyer at our firm about a potential nursing home abuse/neglect case. Call our dedicated attorneys at 402-817-2717 or 800-655-9606 to secure the compassionate legal representation you and your loved one deserve.

Thorough Investigation To Support Your Claim

Of course, the most urgent concern is ensuring that your loved one is removed from the immediate harm and receives proper treatment. After ensuring this safety, we thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your loved one’s case. This generally includes reviewing nursing home records, interviewing and obtaining statements from potential witnesses, speaking with the nursing home staff to determine exactly what happened, and, as necessary, obtaining medical evidence and reports from experts to support a legal claim, if one exists.

To prevail in a nursing home negligence case in Nebraska, you must prove that:

  1. The nursing home breached a duty of care to the injured resident, and
  2. The nursing home’s breach of this standard of care, either through action or inaction of the nursing home staff, was the cause of the resident’s injury and resulting damage. Depending on the circumstances of your specific case, there may be other causes of action against the nursing home/residential care facility.

In some cases, nursing home negligence may be less obvious or its effects may not become apparent for a period of time. If you or your loved one has been seriously injured due to nursing home negligence, compensation for damages caused by this negligence may be available. Be aware that in Nebraska, as in all other states, there are very strict time limits within which you must properly pursue a nursing home negligence claim. Your failure to do so within these strict time limits will time bar your claim from any recovery. Second, nursing home negligence cases can be extremely complicated and expensive. Therefore, only serious and usually permanent, injuries clearly resulting from nursing home negligence are economically worthy of pursuit.

Compensation For Victims Of Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

Because of the two factors noted above, if you or a loved one has sustained serious injury or death that appears to be the clear result of nursing home negligence, it is imperative that you have an experienced attorney thoroughly evaluate your potential claim as soon as possible after its occurrence, or you have become aware of its occurrence.

Contact Our Firm For Strong Advocacy

In Lincoln, Omaha and greater Nebraska, Atwood Law, stands ready to represent you. Contact us at 402-817-2717 or toll free at 800-655-9606 to secure over a century of combined attorney experience. The consultation is free and without obligation. You may also contact our offices online.

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