The Orlow firm offers clients more than thirty years of experience in personal injury litigation. Our team of attorneys and legal staff is dedicated to achieving maximum results in every case. We fight for the rights of our clients on a daily basis through careful, personalized, and diligent representation. Consultations are free, and all of our cases are handled on a contingency basis. We are paid only if and when we recover money for you.
Successful personal injury litigation requires an understanding of the factors and conditions that can cause harm. In specialized areas of practice, such as nursing home litigation, a thorough knowledge of the risks and complexity of institutionalized care is essential. Although we are personal injury experts, we also know that nursing home negligence is not the same as other types of negligence that average citizens encounter in their day-to-day lives. People in nursing homes expect and require a professional level of care. When that standard of care is violated, we work very hard to ensure that those who are injured or harmed are justly compensated.
Nursing Home Risks
There are over 16,000 nursing homes in the United States with 1.5 million residents. Chances are, if you have placed a loved one in a nursing home, you have done so because you believe that he or she will receive better care and supervision there than you can provide at home. Unfortunately, these facilities vary greatly in quality. Furthermore, the fragile health and physical condition of many nursing home residents make them especially vulnerable to institutional carelessness and neglect. All too often, residents are injured due to the facility’s failure to address the limitations and special needs that made nursing home placement necessary in the first place.
Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
For elderly, vulnerable patients, neglect and abuse can be deadly. At the very least, inattentive care and maltreatment pose serious threats to physical and emotional health. The principal kinds of nursing home neglect—dehydration, malnutrition, medication errors, bedsores, slip and falls—are preventable. Recognizing the signs of neglect and abuse is the first step toward averting and minimizing the damage they can cause.
We Can Help
In the following pages, we offer valuable information about nursing home care. We provide tips on what to look for in an eldercare facility as well as detailed descriptions of the most common types of nursing home neglect. We discuss the need for adequate levels of food and water, proper supervision to prevent slips and falls, the dangers of bedsores and contractures, and the risks of nursing home medication errors. We also discuss the most serious risks of substandard nursing home care: abuse and wrongful death.
If your loved one has been harmed due to nursing home neglect and abuse, consult an attorney immediately. In order to preserve valuable evidence and initiate legal action within specified time periods, attorneys need to begin their investigation as soon as possible. At the Orlow firm, we treat our clients with the utmost care, concern, and responsibility.