Elderly people and others who must be cared for in a nursing home are particularly vulnerable. Before placing a loved one in a care facility, we do our best to make certain that they will receive competent and thoughtful care. Despite our best efforts, however, nursing home residents are sometimes victims of abuse or neglect.
If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect, your first acts should be to ensure that your loved one is safe and to report your suspicions to the authorities. If abuse or neglect is indeed taking place, you may want to pursue civil litigation in addition to any criminal charges that are filed. You want to make guarantee that your loved one receives the care and treatment required to recover from the abuse or neglect and also that neither of you suffers financially as a result.
Most nursing homes will have legal representation looking out for them. You need a lawyer looking out for your interests as well. At Bifferato Gentilotti we have extensive experience with civil litigation in cases of nursing home abuse and neglect. We have established excellent working relationships with top-rate experts in the fields of nursing home neglect and nursing home administration, which helps us to develop the strongest possible cases. In many instances, we have secured significant settlements on behalf of our clients. Pursuing your case against the responsible parties also can help ensure that no one else at the nursing home suffers unnecessarily.