Many of us in the United States have loved or know of loved ones who are spending their time in a nursing home. Unfortunately, over the past ten years nursing home abuse has become quite prevalent in our society. READ ON to see why you may need to contact a Plymouth MA nursing home injury lawyer.
All across the United States, there are over two million of our loved ones who call nursing homes, or long term care areas their home. Unfortunately, one of the fastest growing concerns among our loved ones in the long term care community is abuse and even neglect.
In the state of Massachusetts, and all across the country, there are special laws that protect our seniors from verbal abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and mental abuse – all of which can be prosecuted against the full extent of the law. It is for this very reason that you are aware of what legal action you and your loved ones are entitled to if there is a nursing home abuse, neglect, or injury claim.
Today, we are going to walk you through a lot of the basics regarding nursing home injuries, but if you have any further questions, or if you feel that you or a loved one has fallen victim to nursing home abuse or neglect, you should definitely consider contacting a Plymouth MA nursing home injury lawyer as soon as possible.
A Plymouth MA Nursing Home Injury Lawyer Explains the Difference between Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect
As we mentioned before, there are various laws in the state of Massachusetts that protect our loved ones from nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect. So it is very important that you understand the exact different between “abuse” and “neglect”. A Plymouth MA nursing home injury lawyer defines the difference between the two as following:
- Nursing Home Abuse: When a nursing home staff member or medical practitioner intentionally causes injury, enforces confinement unreasonably, intimidates, deprives proper care and proper service, or punishes a nursing home resident. As a result of these intentional actions, the nursing home resident is inflicted with physical harm, physical pain, or psychological pain.
- Nursing Home Neglect: When a nursing home staff member or medical practitioner fails (either intentionally or unintentionally) to give a nursing home resident the care and/or the services that are needed in order for the resident to avoid physical or mental pain. As a result of these intentional OR unintentional actions, the nursing home resident may suffer physical harm or psychological pain.
If you or a loved one feel as though they have suffered from either nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect, and you are a resident of the Massachusetts or Rhode Island area, then you should consider contacting a Plymouth MA nursing home injury lawyer very soon, as you may be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering.
The Various Ways a Nursing Home Resident Can Be Abused or Neglected
There are many ways that our loved ones can be abused in the nursing home. Here are some of the most common claims that a Plymouth MA nursing home injury lawyer will receive:
- Assaulting our loved ones by kicking, punching, beating, shaking, or verbally and emotionally abusing them.
- Not properly taking care of their current medical issues.
- Depriving our loved ones of food and/or water.
- Rape or any type of physical sexual assault.
- Physically restraining or secluding our loved ones for no reason.
Of course, there are many other ways that they can be abused, but these are some of the most common. If you or if someone you know has gone through any of this, contact a Plymouth MA nursing home injury lawyer immediately.
How to Contact a Plymouth MA Nursing Home Injury Lawyer
If you were injured in a nursing home accident because of another person’s negligence, or if a loved one was injured or killed by another person’s negligence in a nursing home incident, then you may possible be entitled to a financial compensation for your pain and suffering.
If this is the case, you need to make sure that you submit an accident report to the police ASAP. This accident report will provide any and all specific details that are needed to get you and compensation that you deserve. This accident report should be submitted to the authorities within ten days of the accident. Waiting any longer may result in you losing potential money. (If you are unable to submit due to the injuries that you have suffered, then you should file as soon as you are able to.)
All personal injury accidents should be taken seriously, especially accidents involving nursing home abuse. If you are looking for a serious lawyer who will work day in and day out to help you get everything that you deserve, then you should contact The Kevin P Landry Law Offices and learn exactly what you are entitled to from an experienced Plymouth MA nursing home injury lawyer.
The Kevin P Landry Law Offices
Kevin P. Landry and his team of experience associates will always handle your personal injury case on an exclusive basis, especially given their extensive knowledge in this area of law. The Kevin P Landry Law Offices has represented the victims of many different accidents in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island area for many years now, and they continue to stay committed to making sure that you receive the highest amount of financial compensation for your personal injury.
The Kevin P Landry Law Offices will fight for you in court, and out of court as well. Whether it is against your insurance company, or your landlord, or any corporate party that is responsible for your injury.
The Kevin P Landry Law Offices are here to help you.