Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

Nursing home claims carry with them the emotionally charged issue of breach of trust. Many families agonize over the decision of whether to place an elderly relative in the care of another, even when it is the medically appropriate choice to make. We want to ensure that our loved ones are safe and that they are treated with dignified care and comfort, just as we would treat them at home.

Once we have decided to place our loved one in the care of another, we investigate nursing homes and assisted living facilities to ensure they are safe and medically sound. For this reason, we feel dishonored when abuse or neglect occurs.

Nursing home abuse and neglect cases are generally medical malpractice claims based on the following types of problems:

  • failure to diagnose or treat a condition;
  • failure to provide medical attention or proper care;
  • failure to administer medications properly;
  • malnutrition;
  • dehydration;
  • pressure sores;
  • wandering and abandonment;
  • verbal or physical abuse; and
  • falls.

Patients in nursing and assisted living facilities are among the most vulnerable in our society, yet these facilities are known for implementing cost-cutting measures that sacrifice patient care. With specialized training in handing these cases, Sandler Law Group knows what to investigate, what evidence to locate, and how to prosecute these difficult cases. Contact Greg Sandler today to discuss recovery for your losses and the dignity of your loved one: (757) 627-8900. Also, visit our Resources page to obtain copies of our publications: Nursing Home Checklist and Guide to Medical Malpractice Claims in Virginia. We look forward to hearing from you.