When you trust someone else to care for a loved one, you expect them to be treated with the attention and respect they need and deserve. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Whether it is because the nursing home or assisted living facility is understaffed or they just aren’t very attentive, when your loved one is injured as a result of their negligence, you need to speak with the nursing home neglect attorneys at The Ruth Law Team.

Nursing home neglect can show up in many different forms such as malnutrition, bedsores, dehydration, undiagnosed medical conditions, falls, and more. In extreme conditions, nursing home neglect can even lead to death. 

Proving neglect at a nursing home or assisted living facility can be difficult. Don’t leave it up to chance. A team of experienced nursing home neglect attorneys who understand the complexities of the issue can help you get the compensation you and your loved one needs. Speak with an attorney at The Ruth Law Team today by calling (888) 783-8378 or scheduling a free case evaluation and receive expert legal guidance and a no-cost and no-obligation case review.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Nursing Home Neglect

What Do Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys Cost?

You don’t have to worry about whether you can afford our comprehensive legal services. At The Ruth Law Team, we know you have a lot to deal with, and we go out of our way to make your life easier, starting with working on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay nothing out of pocket. We don’t get paid until and unless we secure a settlement on your behalf. In other words, if you don’t... read more?

What Should I Do If I Suspect Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

There are two things you should do if you suspect your elderly loved one is suffering from abuse or neglect. First, contact the authorities to report the abuse and consider whether you need to remove your senior family member from the facility. Second, contact the qualified attorneys at The Ruth Law Team. An experienced elder abuse and nursing home falls lawyer can help you to determine... read more?

What Should I Look For When Selecting A Nursing Home?

Prepare a list of facilities and investigate.The resources available on the internet have made this processes a lot easier than in the past. Medicare provides many resources a nursing home comparison tool, http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/(opens in a new tab)(opens in a new tab)a guide to choosing a nursing home, http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Include/DataSection/Questions/SearchCriteriaNEW.asp(opens in a new tab)(opens in a new tab)A nursing home checklist, ... read more?

Our Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Case Studies

$1,200,000

Nursing Home Resident Attacked by Ants

Verdict for a nursing home resident attacked by fire ants in bed. Our client was covered in blisters on arm, neck, back & upper torso and was unable to get out of bed. No one… read more?
$350,000

Verdict for Improper Catheter Inserted at Nursing Home

Settlement for a victim admitted to nursing home for rehab following surgery, with expectation to return home to her husband. A catheter was inserted improperly which perforated her bladder. This… read more?
$250,000

Resident at Nursing Home Becomes Malnourished & Dehydrated

Settlement recovered for a nursing home resident who sustained multiple falls, fractured arm, developed infections, bedsores on back and heels, and became malnourished and dehydrated.
$840,000

Rehab Facility Death from Neglect

Settlement for resident of rehab facility caused death from malnutrition and infections from pressure sores due to neglect.
$250,000

Nursing Home Resident Abused & Neglected

Recovered for victim of sustained multiple falls, fractured arm, infections, bedsores on back and heels, and became malnourished and dehydrated.
$350,000

Verdict for Improper Catheter Inserted at Nursing Home

Settlement for a victim admitted to nursing home for rehab following surgery, with expectation to return home to her husband. A catheter was inserted improperly which perforated her bladder. This… read more?

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

What Happens Next?

At The Ruth Law Team, we understand that this may be your first time seeking legal counsel and how intimidating that decision might be. This is why we have simplified the process to help you make the right decision for your circumstances. This 3-step process includes:

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Once you decide that The Ruth Law Team is the right option to represent you, we will begin the process of submitting your claim.

Common Causes of Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home neglect injuries are often harder to find because they aren’t as obvious as abuse-related injuries. That is why you must be aware of the types of injuries in case you see any potential warning signs. Some of the more common injuries include: 

  • Bedsores
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Undiagnosed medical conditions
  • Overmedication
  • Falls
  • Significant weight loss
  • New or worsening infection
  • Poor personal hygiene or filthy bedsheets
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

In extreme cases, the neglect of a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility could even result in death. Don’t wait to speak with someone to determine if you have a reason to be concerned.

Contact a Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer

It’s a very difficult decision to trust a nursing home or assisted living facility when it comes to the care and treatment of a loved one. When they abuse that trust by not giving them the care, respect, and dignity they deserve it can be very troubling for everyone in the family.

To better understand your rights, speak with a knowledgeable and experienced nursing home neglect attorney at The Ruth Law Team. We will build a strong case and help you get the settlement that you and your family deserve.

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About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (888) 783-8378. Our lines are open 24/7.

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