Massachusetts Elder/Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

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According the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), there are more than 18,000 nursing homes across America, with a total of 1.6 million residents. Unfortunately, the National Center on Elder Abuse reports that more than 50% of nursing homes are understaffed, which can lead to chronic stress among staff members who are already dealing with delicate situations on a daily basis. This stress is one of the contributing factors to elder/nursing home abuse, which occurs in around 30% of all nursing homes across the country today.

Every year, tens of thousands of elderly Americans are abused in their own homes, in relatives' homes, and even in facilities responsible for their care. You may suspect that an elderly person you know is being harmed physically or emotionally by a neglectful or overwhelmed caregiver, or being preyed upon financially. If so, you may want to contact an attorney in order to discuss your options.

Elder/nursing home abuse presents itself in many different forms. It ranges from physical, sexual, and psychological abuse to malnutrition, financial exploitation, and pure neglect. No nursing home resident should ever have to suffer neglect or abuse at the hands of a caregiver or even other residents. If you suspect that someone you love has been abused or mistreated in a Massachusetts nursing home, you should contact a Massachusetts elder/nursing home abuse lawyer or attorney immediately. If you or someone you love has suffered any type of abuse at the hands of another resident, you should also contact a Massachusetts civil lawyer or attorney if you are seeking damages outside of the facility.

Visible injuries are the type that will be noticed right away. Some examples include broken bones, bruises, cuts, scars, and bed sores. If you notice any of these signs, it is important to report them immediately. If, after having inquired about the injury with staff members, you do not feel as though you have received a satisfactory explanation, you can address your concerns with hospital administrators in order to request an investigation into the matter.

Neglect injuries can be harder to spot, but they include insufficient food and water, insufficient bathing or hygiene, failure to change the resident\'s undergarments in a timely manner, inadequate medical care, and failure to assist residents with basic needs, such as mobility.

A Massachusetts elder/nursing home abuse lawyer or attorney can evaluate your case, explain your legal rights to you in simple terms, and assess any damages to which you may be entitled. A Massachusetts elder/nursing home abuse lawyer or attorney will offer you a free consultation. Should your case merit further legal action, your attorney\'s skill and experience in Massachusetts elder/nursing home abuse laws will be a boon to your case.

If you are ready to contact a Massachusetts elder/nursing home abuse lawyer or attorney, visit the American Bar Association. Use the site's lawyer locator to search for a suitable Massachusetts attorney. Access is free.

A Massachusetts elder/nursing home abuse lawyer or attorney will offer a free nursing home abuse consultation where they will evaluate your case, explain your legal rights, and assess any damages they feel you are entitled to as a result of any abuse or neglect caused by a Massachusetts nursing home. An elder/nursing home abuse lawyer or attorney will also be knowledgeable about any pertinent laws, so they will be well-equipped to argue your case in a court of law – and win it.

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