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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Cases

In Nevada, nursing homes, skilled nursing homes, and assisted living homes must provide the patients with a standard of care to avoid any unnecessary harms. As more and more of these facilities are taken over by national publicly owned companies trying to maximize the "bottom line" for their shareholders, the care is stripped down to levels below what a reasonable person would expect for themselves or loved ones.

The Las Vegas nursing home neglect attorneys at the Law Offices of Steven M. Burris are dedicated to the rights of injury victims. Nursing home residents are often very vulnerable, which is why you need a strong advocate to fight for justice on their behalf. When you retain the firm, you can expect dedicated counsel from an attorney with more than 40 years of personal injury experience.

For committed counsel from highly experienced attorney, call our firm today at (702) 529-3101.

Common Types of Nursing Home Injuries

There are many different types of injuries that can occur due to neglect or abuse, but some types are particularly common. Many of these injuries are clear signs that the nursing home staff is failing to provide the legally required standard of care. If your loved one exhibits any signs of injury, call the Law Offices of Steven M. Burris immediately.

Common types of nursing home cases handled by our office includes:

  • Decubitus ulcers/ bedsores
  • Failure to follow fall precautions
  • Improperly treated infections
  • Failure to properly monitor feeding
  • Liquids, and output of same
  • "Hospitalist" physicians who do not actually perform regular exams
  • Inadequate staff levels
  • Failure to have properly certified or trained wound nurses treating bedsores, or infections
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to provide adequate mattresses for patients at risk for bedsores
  • Failure to communicate acute emergencies to physicians

Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Making the decision to put your parent or other family member in a nursing home is never easy. Many families spend extensive time researching facilities to ensure that their loved one receives the attentive, comprehensive care they need. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many nursing home residents who suffer at the hands of negligent staff. In order to report, and prevent, these actions it is important to understand the signs and symptoms of nursing home negligence.

Physical Symptoms

Nursing home neglect can be tough to spot, as it often causes problems that aren’t immediately apparent. However, there are a number of physical symptoms to look for which may indicate potential nursing home neglect.

These include, but are certainly not limited to:

These are all signs that indicate neglect on the part of nursing home staff, but many can be easily overlooked. It is vital to keep a close eye out for these and other symptoms whenever you visit your loved one. If you even suspect nursing home neglect, call our Las Vegas personal injury attorney immediately to protect your elder.

Behavioral Symptoms

Although physical symptoms are often clear-cut indicators that something is wrong, behavioral changes can also indicate that nursing home neglect is occurring. While changes to behavior or mood are not uncommon among those who are suffering from dementia or other brain conditions, they should still be taken very seriously.

Nursing home neglect may be occurring if your loved one:

  • Is highly agitated or upset
  • Becomes anti-social or withdrawn
  • Is non-communicative
  • Is reluctant to speak in front of staff
  • Begins to wander or elope
  • Seeks isolation

Nursing home negligence is rarely an isolated incident, so you owe it to yourself, your family, and others in your community to hold the responsible parties accountable.

We Put People Before Profits

Nursing homes, rehabilitation hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities are typically owned by national chains, who are usually self-insured, meaning that they will pay out of their own "pocket." They keep on retainer large law firms in Las Vegas who specialize in defending these cases. Recently, many of these facilities have started playing a 'shell game' where each facility is owned by a set of small "shell corporations" who have only limited assets, and there can be a game of "hide and seek" to collect on legitimate claims. At Law Offices of Steven Burris, our attorneys have handled scores of such cases, with successful results. Reach out to our firm today for the dedicated, highly effective counsel you deserve.

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