Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
The Need for Legal Representation
Over 2 million people in America live permanently in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult foster homes and boarding homes. These people are dependent on the staff of these facilities to meet even the most basic of their needs. Failure to receive this vital care can have devastating effects on the well-being of these residents.
Most nursing homes in this country are owned by large, publicly traded corporations, whose priority is turning a profit. Unfortunately, the incentive to control costs all too often results in insufficient staffing. The result is that the vulnerable adults who are dependent on these staff are not receiving the level of care they truly need. This results in neglect, abuse, injury, unnecessary illness and, often, death. These consequences are very often preventable with the provision of appropriate care.
There are numerous and complicated federal and state standards, as well as court decisions, which require nursing homes to provide quality care to their residents. This is a complex area of law and you really should have competent legal counsel if you are in a situation that requires you to be challenging the care provided to your loved one.
Johnson & Associates Law Offices, P.C. is committed to protecting the rights of nursing home residents, as well as the rights of their families, and to holding nursing homes accountable to these federal and state standards. If we can be of service to you, please call us at (360) 718-2235 or click here and have one of our attorneys evaluate your circumstances and answer your questions.
If we can be of service to you, please call us at (360) 718-2235 or click here and one of our attorneys will contact you promptly.