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Elder Abuse and Neglect

Elder abuse and neglect are continuing and devastating problems. The Law Offices of Joseph M. Earley takes elder abuse and neglect cases very seriously and will fight aggressively to obtain compensation for and protection of abused elders.

Abuse and neglect are unacceptable problems in the nursing home and assisted living industry, and every family should be vigilant for signs and symptoms indicating that abuse could be occurring. If you suspect that someone you love is being neglected, do not hesitate to take action - you could very well save your loved one's life and prevent others from suffering neglect.

Far too frequently residents in these facilities are injured or die because of neglect or substandard care. Such poor care is nearly always associated with understaffing and lack of training and/or supervision. While most caregivers at these facilities are hardworking and caring, the owners and/or administrators simply refuse to pay for sufficient staff to accommodate the needs of their residents.

If you suspect that someone you know is being neglected, mistreated, abused or exploited in a nursing home or similar residential facility, contact our office for a free confidential consultation. We have experience with the investigation and litigation of nursing home negligence and abuse cases, and are thoroughly committed to the vindication of patients' rights.

Elder neglect lawsuits not only provide compensation for victims but also operate as an important safeguard in our society to ensure that standards are followed by nursing homes and prevent injury and suffering of others.

Examples of nursing home injuries that warrant investigation include:

  • Falls due to inadequate restraint or supervision
  • Failure to prevent bedsores (also known as decubitus or pressure ulcers)
  • Medication errors
  • Poor nutrition
  • Negligent treatment of chronic infections,
  • Other physical abuse conditions
  • Resident’s rights violations

The Law Offices of Joseph M. Earley is committed to helping residents and their families. We believe that each case that is pursued helps in some way to avoid suffering of others.

We have a great deal of experience with these types of cases and we can take action to end the abuse, hold the facility responsible and effect positive change for others.

If you suspect that your loved one is or has been victimized or neglected in a nursing home or other care facility, please contact our office for a free consultation. 530-876-1111