We rely on nursing home doctors, nurses and staff to behave ethically and provide good care for our loved ones. When a facility or individual staff member fails to practice an acceptable standard of care, however, nursing home residents can suffer severe injuries or become victims of wrongful death.
Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum, Attorneys At Law, Inc., provides representation to nursing home injury victims and their families. With our medical malpractice experience, we know how to investigate medical facilities and fight their insurance carriers. Our Cranston lawyers will treat you and your family with compassion as we work to find justice for your loved one. Please contact us for a free consultation with a Rhode Island nursing home abuse attorney.
Common Injuries In Nursing Homes
Understaffing, overcrowding, lack of training and lack of supervision can put nursing home patients at risk for serious injury or wrongful death from issues such as:
- Broken bones
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Medication errors
- Wandering off and elopement
- Failure to supervise residents with dementia
These problems can be the result of neglect or abuse. Neglect occurs when the facility or staff fails to provide basic services such as adequate supervision, medical care, shelter, food and clothing. Deliberate abuse of patients is a problem in some nursing homes. Abuse can be verbal, mental, physical or sexual. Patient-on-patient abuse can also occur when there is insufficient supervision.
We will carefully investigate nursing home neglect and abuse claims. Whether we find that the facility or a third party is liable, we will work hard to obtain compensation for your losses.
Contact A Providence Area Elder Abuse Lawyer
For a free consultation, please call 888-591-9976 or contact us online.