Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing homes are designed to provide round-the-clock care in a healthy and compassionate environment. The purpose of nursing care facilities is to help meet the daily needs of individuals, including elderly and/or disabled adults, who can no longer care for themselves. It is often difficult for a family to determine that it is time for their loved one to move into a nursing home but sometimes, it is the best choice to ensure they are cared for. Sometimes, nursing homes are the perfect answer and provide peace of mind that the loved one will be receiving the care they require. However, there are a lot of unfortunate situations where a loved one suffers abuse or neglect while residing in a nursing home. If you or a loved one was injured at the hand of a nursing care facility, it is important to retain the services of an experienced attorney that can help you hold the nursing home accountable. Lawrence C. Hill & Associates is here to help. Our firm has years of experience providing clients with the guidance they need during this difficult time. We aim to obtain justice and compensation for the injured party. Contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates today to discuss your case.

While nursing homes are expected to meet a standard of care for each and every patient, sometimes the staff or management fails to do so. This can result in a variety of injuries for nursing care facility residents. Many signs of nursing home neglect or abuse are very apparent, while others may not be immediately noticeable and unfortunately, go on for too long. Nursing care facility residents are entitled to respect, privacy, and all other basic human rights. When these rights are violated, the nursing home should be held accountable. Some of the most common forms of nursing home negligence that our firm handles include the following:

  • Sudden falls or fractures
  • Bedsores
  • Unwarranted physical contact
  • Psychological abuse
  • Infections
  • Poor hygiene
  • Malnutrition
  • Improper restraint techniques

Everyone should be treated equally, and with respect, no matter what stage of life they are in.  If you suspect that a nursing home has failed to provide proper care to you or a loved one, possibly leading up to their death, you should seek legal advice from our experienced team of knowledgeable professionals. Let our firm work for you. When you retain our legal team, you can be certain that we will do everything in our power to obtain justice for your loved one.
If an accident occurs and passengers become injured, they often wish to take legal action against the party that caused the accident. Both the Las Vegas Monorail and the three different tram services are owned by private companies. This is beneficial to the injured party due to the fact that they will be able to deal directly with the company and not have to go through a public entity, such as the city of Las Vegas. When an individual becomes injured on one of Las Vegas’ transportation systems, it is important that they speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

Like any other personal injury case, the plaintiff will be required to prove that the nursing home was negligent and that this negligence ultimately resulted in their injuries. Of course, it can be difficult to prove injuries so it is important to preserve all possible evidence. In addition, it is necessary to save all records of communication with the nursing home and the agencies that manage it.

As soon as signs of neglect become apparent in a nursing home, it is important to notify the residence management as well as the agencies that enforce nursing home standards in the state of Nevada. Some of the ways to preserve evidence in addition to collecting communication records include taking pictures and videos of any signs of abuse or neglect.