Putting your trust in a nursing home to care for a loved one can be a difficult decision. When the nursing home betrays that trust, the results are devastating. Today, many institutions that provide long-term care for the elderly are owned by for-profit corporations. In an effort to maximize profits, some institutions have cut back on staff or hired less qualified workers for lower salaries.
Attorney Nick Lowe has been representing the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect for years. He represents those persons who have suffered monetary loss, serious injury, personal loss and future damages due to negligence, including, but not limited to, motor vehicle accidents, product liability, defective product accidents, construction accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical negligence, nursing home abuse and elder neglect.
Every year in the United States there are nearly 240,000 documented cases of elder abuse, many of which occur in assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
Elderly persons need to be protected against dishonest and often dangerous nursing home employees. In many occurrences, injuries and accidents that take place in nursing homes are results of neglect and, in some instances, are caused by intentional harm. The elderly need to depend on their family members to assist them if they have been the victim of nursing home negligence. If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect of a loved one, it is imperative that you consult a nursing home abuse/neglect attorney immediately.
Nursing home negligence manifests itself in a variety of ways, most of which fall under two basic categories: abuse and neglect. Some of the more common examples are:
- Assault & battery
- Sexual Assault
- Unreasonable physical constraint
- Deprivation of food or water
- Over- or under-dosing of medication
- Unexplained injuries
- Forcing a patient to stay in a room
- Failure to assist in personal hygiene, or in the provision of food, clothing, or shelter
- Unsanitary and unclean conditions
- Persuading a patient to sell personal property
- Stealing a patient’s money and/or possessions
- Fraud, forgery, and extortion
- Wrongful use of Power of Attorney, Trusteeship, or Guardianship
If you feel a loved one has suffered from abuse or neglect at the hands of a nursing home, don’t despair. You have the right to take on these institutions. Attorney Nick Lowe will work with you to hold them responsible for their actions.
Attorney Nick Lowe has been protecting the rights of seriously injured victims and their families throughout the Sacramento area since 1992. He has vast knowledge in all areas of personal injury law, including accidents, wrongful death, product liability and premises liability. Attorney Lowe has recovered substantial settlements for seriously injured clients in Northern California. He is respected in the community for his integrity, aggressive representation, and successful case outcomes.