Milwaukee Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer Helping People Get Justice
Nursing homes, retirement homes, and other long-term care facilities have a duty of care to provide for the medical and physical care of their residents. They must also protect their residents from unnecessary harm. When nursing homes and their staff fail to live up to this standard, serious illness, injury and even death can occur.
The reasons nursing homes give for the abuse or neglect frequently include understaffing and a lack of resources. But, the truth is, every resident deserves the highest standard of care. Nobody should have to suffer because of the careless and negligent actions of others, especially when the suffering is caused by the person entrusted to care for them.
At Domnitz & Domnitz, S.C., we believe that those providing care for the elderly or the infirm should be held accountable for their neglect and abuse. For more than 55 combined years, we have represented personal injury victims, including the victims of nursing home neglect and abuse, and helped them recover compensation for the wrong done to them. If your loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, you can be sure we will employ all of our experience, resources and drive to fight for a successful outcome on his or her behalf. Contact us for a free consultation with a nursing home abuse lawyer.
Is Your Loved One Being Mistreated?
Nursing home abuse and neglect can come in many forms, including medical malpractice and careless treatment leading to broken bones, malnutrition and dehydration, and bedsores. It also may involve:
- Misuse of restraints
- Failure to supervise, leading to wandering and falls
- Physical or sexual assaults by other residents or staff
- Medication errors
- Failure to follow treatment plans
Should you notice any sign of neglect or abuse, document it as best as you can. Take pictures, write down statements from your loved one, talk to other nurses or nursing assistants and make note of their response. The more evidence you provide your Milwaukee personal injury attorney the better the chance of a successful claim against the negligent party.
Talk to an Experienced Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
If a nursing home is directly associated with a hospital, the lawsuit is governed by the statute for medical malpractice and has different processes and limitations than if governed by the general rules of negligence. For this and other reasons, it is important you contact a Milwaukee personal injury attorney experienced in handling these cases, one with attorneys who understand the specifics and can effectively guide you through the process to a fair recovery. Domnitz & Domnitz, S.C. is that law firm.
Contact Us: Free Consultation with a Milwaukee Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
There is no excuse for the mistreatment or abuse of your elderly loved one in a nursing home. Contact a nursing home abuse lawyer at Domnitz & Domnitz, S.C. today so we can begin seeking the justice your loved one deserves. We work on a contingency-fee basis, so you will not pay any attorney’s fees unless we win the case for you.