Nursing Home Negligence
When elderly loved ones cannot take care of themselves, we rely upon nursing homes to provide good care in a safe environment — that is what they are paid to do. If they breach that duty of care causing harm, then you have a right to proceed against them for their negligence.
At Cannella & O’Neal, we have over 40 years of experience successfully representing Virginia nursing home neglect and abuse victims. We know that in the U.S., over 1.5 million elderly people currently live in nursing homes. Unfortunately, despite the large number of individuals who have moved into nursing homes, the occurrence of nursing home abuse and neglect continues to rise at an alarming rate. It is important that families know some of the signs of nursing home neglect and abuse.
SIGNS OF NURSING HOME NEGLECT & ABUSE
Signs of patient neglect or abuse in a nursing home may result in the following signs or symptoms:
- Bed sores and pressure ulcers (decubitus ulcers)
- Unexplained falls or injuries
- Medication errors
- Dehydration and/or malnutrition
- Restraint of residents
- Unexplained bruises
Bone fractures or breaks
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect, then you have some serious questions about what to do right now. You are concerned about the health and welfare of a loved one, and you want to make sure that something like this never happens again.
Cannella & O’Neal — Your Guide
Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Unfortunately, all the rules, regulations, and protocols cannot make up for the failure to simply provide the good and proper care that was promised to you when you first signed documents for admission to the nursing home or assisted living. Some form of investigation into what went wrong may provide you with the answers you need… call Cannella & O’Neal today, and you will speak directly with a nursing home neglect and abuse attorney who can start the process of helping you right now.
You can fill out the intake form or call us anytime day or night for a Free Consultation on our Injury Hotline at (800) 843-4090.
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We are experienced Richmond, Virginia nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys who handle cases throughout the state, and we will come to you.
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Our attorneys service a wide range of areas throughout the State of Virginia, including:
- Caroline County
- Buckingham County