RI Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
We trust our Rhode Island and Massachusetts nursing homes to care for our loved ones. Please be aware that there are a number of state and federal laws and regulations that govern nursing homes. If you are concerned about the treatment you or a loved one has received in a Rhode Island or Massachusetts nursing home, you can call Mike or one of our nursing home abuse lawyers for free right now, toll free, 866 – 529 – 9700.
Is there a potential case of nursing home abuse, elder abuse or neglect?
Nursing homes, also referred to as skilled nursing facilities, are obligated to follow minimum standards of care. If there is an act or a failure to act (omission), that constitutes a deviation from the standard of care, then you may have a valid nursing home abuse case. Nursing home abuse, neglect, and negligence are entirely preventable, but unfortunately nursing home abuse does occur. RI and MA nursing home abuse lawyers understand that these cases present challenges. The process of understanding whether a potential case exists, and your other legal rights, begins by contacting Mike for free right now.
What types of nursing home cases exist?
There are numerous scenarios that may lead to a meritorious nursing home or elder abuse case. Some of these examples are set forth below. As our population ages, nursing homes have become increasingly operated by big business entities based outside of our RI and MA communities. The remaining locally owned nursing homes have felt the crunch of the economy and low government reimbursement rates. These conditions have encouraged nursing homes to understaff. Understaffing in turn leads to lower staff to patient ratios and decreased use of licensed nurses which in turn can cause a host of tragic nursing home personal injury claims.
At The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, we are experienced RI nursing home lawyers who investigate:
- Prescription errors
- Poor nutrition
- Decubitus ulcers
- Wandering and/or elopement from a facility
If you’re concerned about a loved one in a nursing facility, contact Mike for free right now.