Nursing Home Abuse
Hire a nursing home abuse lawyer who means business
The elderly population is quite large and with the aging baby boom population, more and more people will be confined to nursing homes in the coming years. Knowing these laws is vital. Along with many other states across the country, West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania are seeing increasing numbers in these facilities.
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is on the rise along with the elderly population. Families of victims need legal protections provided by tough-minded nursing home abuse lawyers. We provide quality legal assistance for families throughout the region, whether they need help after a loved one has been neglected or abused or assistance with a wrongful death claim.
How a nursing home abuse lawyer can help
Contact us to talk to nursing home abuse lawyer. We assist people in Wellsburg, Moundsville, St. Clairsville and throughout West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Wherever you live, we have nursing home negligence attorneys prepared to offer guidance for those injured due to the negligence of others.
Definition of a nursing home
A "nursing home" is "any institution, residence or place, or any part or unit thereof, however named, which is advertised, offered, maintained or operated by the ownership or management, whether for a consideration or not, for the express or implied purpose of providing accommodations and care, for a period of more than 24 hours, for four or more persons who are ill or otherwise incapacitated and in need of extensive, ongoing nursing care due to physical or mental impairment or which provides services for the rehabilitation of persons who are convalescing from illness or incapacitation." W.Va. Code §16-5C-2(e).
We know the laws so you can protect the rights of your loved one
Abuse of the elderly is not just a heinous act, it can be a criminal one. Despite the strict regulations put in place by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to uphold industry standards for ethical care, abuse does occur. As stated, in the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987, found under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 specifies that a nursing home "must provide services and activities to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of each resident in accordance with a written plan of care..." 42U.S.C.A. §1396r(b)(3)(B). These federal laws affect those nursing homes which receive Medicare and/or Medicaid funding.
While some nursing home facilities certainly provide excellent care to the elderly, there are some that do not practice the standard of care that a facility in their position should provide. Even at well-established facilities, there have been cases of nursing home resident neglect or abuse.
Nursing home abuse can take many forms:
- Abuse of court-appointed roles such as guardianship or power of attorney
- Emotional abuse such as threats, humiliation, verbal assault and isolation
- Neglect to provide necessary care, food, water, medicine, clothing or necessities for living; up to and including cases of wrongful death
- Physical or sexual abuse, or other forms of intentional or negligent acts of personal injury
Our Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers are Ready to Fight for You
There is no standard formula for handling a nursing home abuse case. Contact a knowledgeable West Virginia and Ohio attorney who knows the intricacies of the laws to protect the nursing home abuse rights of your loved one. We take the time to get all the facts, starting with your free consultation. From there, if we take your nursing home abuse case, we will not stop working for you until you get all the compensation you are entitled to. And you don't have to pay us unless you win your case. Contact a nursing home abuse lawyer today, or call right now: (304) 748-5850.