West Virginia Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyers who will Fight for You, Your Families and Justice
Nursing home residents are some of the most vulnerable members of our communities in West Virginia and across the country. When a resident is injured, contracts an illness, or passes away at a nursing home or other facility, questions are often asked whether the home operator and staff provided the adequate care required under the circumstances. At Crim Law, our West Virginia nursing home abuse & neglect Lawyers will help nursing home residents and their families fight back against nursing home negligence, neglect, and abuse. Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect In West Virginia
Unfortunately, nursing home neglect and abuse can come in many different forms. A West Virginia nursing home abuse & neglect attorney at our firm will tell you that some of the most common infractions include:
- Leaving residents unattended
- Neglecting to report injuries or illnesses
- Inadequate medical treatment
- Medication mistakes
- Malnutrition, lack of appropriate food and water
- Failing to clean rooms, leaving rooms in a dangerous condition
- Neglecting to help residents use the restroom and clean up after accidents
- Refusing to provide regular baths
- Forgetting to change bed sheets
- Ignoring residents’ complaints
- Failing to report injuries or illnesses
- Negligent security, inadequate safety precautions
That is not to mention active abuse. Sadly, in some situations, nursing home staff members have been found to physically and mentally take advantage of residents in some situations, causing serious harm.
Investigating Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Claims
Accusations of nursing home abuse and neglect can prompt several different legal claims. A prompt and thorough investigation must be conducted after an incident to determine what occurred and who is to blame.
Medical professionals are often held to a higher standard of responsibility because of their experience and training. If they do not live up to the standard of care expected of a prudent person in the same situation, they may face malpractice claims if a resident is injured.
Nursing home staff and operators are often sued for negligence over alleged neglect or abuse. Staff and operators must help keep residents safe by addressing hazards, warning residents of potential dangers, monitoring those in their care, and ensuring that residents’ basic needs are met.
At Crim Law, we have significant experience investigating allegations of nursing home neglect and abuse in various scenarios. We also have a strong track record of resolving these claims efficiently and on optimal terms for our clients.
Speak With a West Virginia Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence, abuse, or neglect that occurred at a nursing home or long-term care facility, the attorneys at Crim Law will work to see that your interests are protected, the facility is held accountable, and you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Our office is conveniently located in Clarksburg, and we are pleased to serve clients throughout the region. Contact us by phone or online to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our West Virginia nursing home abuse & neglect attorneys.