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The decision to place your loved ones in a nursing home is difficult. It requires a lot of trust and a lot of factors to put into consideration before you settle on the one. After all, a family is placing the care of an elderly person into the hands of a complete stranger. Whenever abusive or negligent nursing home workers violate the trust of the family, they not make the elderly resident suffer, but also leaves family with the guilt and anger of making a wrong decision.
There may be a case of medical malpractice or a breach of the contract. If the facility is legally bound to provide certain services such as recreation, fresh linens and fails to do their respective jobs, then it may be considered to be a breach of contract. In this case, if the facility fails to do and fulfill their jobs assigned by the state’s nursing home rules and regulations there may be liability. In egregious cases, the facility may have caused or committed intentional harm (which is also commonly known as a tort) of the elderly person.
A nursing home attorney or a nursing home abuse attorney is usually a practitioner of the broader field of medical malpractice, personal injury and elder law. Elder law is basically the branch of the law that deals with the legal concerns of elderly including, Medicaid, Social Security Planning and much more. These attorneys have an extensive expertise in elder abuse laws and can provide you with the best possible assistance.
Finding The Right Attorney –
If you have discovered that your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact us for a complimentary consultation.
Know that the area of nursing home abuse is complicated and complex. You need to seek professional assistance from someone who specializes in this area of the law and has working experience of more than a few years. A competent and experienced nursing home attorney should also be familiar with the nursing homes in the respective area and the relevant information that may affect your case like the prior cases against a certain nursing home.
Call Elder Law Center of Wisconsin at 262-812-6262.
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