We trust and expect nursing homes and assisted living facilities to provide our parents, grandparents and spouses with the level of care and attention they deserve. Yet every year, thousands of Americans are injured and killed because of negligent nursing home care.
At the law firm of Aiken & Scoptur, S.C., our Wisconsin nursing home abuse lawyers help residents and their families hold negligent facilities accountable. Do not hesitate to contact our law firm for a free consultation about any of the following instances of nursing home neglect:
- Injuries and falls — Nursing homes have a responsibility to assess their residents' abilities and provide assistance to those who are at a high risk of falls and other injuries.
- Pressure sores — Failure to turn and otherwise attend to bedridden patients, resulting in potentially fatal bed sores, is one of the major types of nursing home neglect.
- Elopement and wandering — Nursing homes must monitor patients carefully, especially those who are at risk of getting confused and wandering off into potentially dangerous situations.
- Malnutrition and dehydration— Residents have a right to rely on nursing homes to provide them with adequate nutrition and carefully monitor their intake and output toward that end.
- Medication errors — When nursing home residents are given the wrong medication, too much medication or not enough medication, the consequences can be severe.
- Physical and chemical restraints — The improper and abusive use of physical and chemical restraints is unfortunately a serious problem in some nursing homes.
- Resident exploitation — Nursing homes need to take security measures to make sure that their residents' funds, property and assets are protected from exploitation.
- Staff abuse and confinement: Nursing homes can be held responsible for the negligent hiring, training and supervision of staff members who commit acts of abuse.
- Sexual assault: If your loved one has been sexually assaulted by a fellow nursing home resident or a staff member, it may be possible to hold the facility accountable.
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Our attorneys are dedicated to the well-being of nursing home residents. We welcome the opportunity to advise you on residents' rights under the Nursing Home Bill of Rights, as well as other issues involved in selecting a nursing home. Call 414-914-2803 or use our contact form to schedule a meeting.