For many families, moving a parent or spouse to a nursing home or assisted care facility is a difficult choice. Entrusting your loved one's care to others is never easy. When you make that decision, you trust that staff members will do everything in their power to protect your loved one.
Unfortunately, nursing homes sometimes violate that trust, inflicting harm rather than care and healing. Some even have a longstanding track record of maltreatment. Overcrowding, understaffing and inadequate training can all contribute to the problem. So, too, can an atmosphere of carelessness or lax enforcement of basic standards of care.
How To Protect Your Loved One
After discovering that your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you should take swift action to protect his or her well-being and legal rights. Contact the law firm of Murphy & Landon for advice on how to proceed. We can help you report the injuries to the administration and, if warranted, pursue a negligence lawsuit.
Get A Realistic Assessment With The Help Of Lawyers And Medical Experts
Nursing home abuse cases can be complex. As a hybrid between personal injury and medical malpractice, they often require the involvement of medical experts.
At our firm, you will find both experienced attorneys and a valuable network of experts. We will put your case in the hands of a trusted medical expert at the outset. This will both give you a realistic and upfront evaluation of your options and start building the foundation for a strong case.
To learn more about how we can help, call our office in Wilmington, Delaware, at 302-472-8100 or complete the online contact form. The initial consultation is free. We charge no fees unless we obtain recovery.
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Our accomplished trial lawyers stand on a proven track record of landmark settlements and verdicts. With our firm, you can trust that your loved one's legal rights are in capable hands.