Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in Twin Falls & Boise Serving Throughout Idaho
Individuals who have reached their golden years deserve to be treated with care and kindness. If your elderly loved one is in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you likely spent hours researching the available facilities in the area, looking for one that would offer the highest possible caliber of care at an affordable price. Unfortunately, not all nursing home staff take these responsibilities seriously, and some may even neglect the most essential needs of their patients. If your parent, grandparent, or other elderly relative or loved one has been the victim of nursing home negligence in Idaho, take action to demand the compensation your loved one is owed for their mistreatment. Contact the dedicated and compassionate Boise and Twin Falls nursing home negligence attorneys at Pedersen & Whitehead for a free evaluation of your case.
Nursing home residents highly vulnerable to neglect and abuse
Taking advantage of the elderly and infirm would be an unthinkably cruel act to the average individual. Nevertheless, this sort of abuse and neglect happens every day in nursing homes and long-term care facilities across Idaho. Often, injuries suffered by older individuals with a diminished ability to heal or weakened immune systems can be permanently harmful, or even fatal. Our experienced Idaho nursing home abuse lawyers often see the following injuries among clients who have been victimized by nursing homes:
- Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores
- Drops or falls from beds not protected by railings, or from unsafe chairs
- Injuries or illness due to medication that was improperly or mistakenly administered, or not administered at all
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Sexual abuse
- Neglect of basic hygiene or bathroom needs
Experienced attorneys can handle your claims against a nursing home
The elderly cannot always speak up for themselves if they’re being mistreated or abused, either due to declining mental abilities or trouble communicating after a stroke or other injury. As the relative of someone in a nursing home or assisted living facility, if you have concerns about your loved one, watch for signs of abuse, such as rapid weight loss, lacerations or bruises, or declining mental abilities. An attorney from Pedersen & Whitehead can help you decide whether a legal case against the facility is appropriate, and which claims should be included in your lawsuit, such as failure to provide an adequate number of staff members in the facility, or a failure to properly train or supervise staff members.
Act quickly to preserve your legal claim
Statutes of limitation could affect your right to file a claim for money damages based on abuse or neglect in a nursing home. In order to preserve evidence and your right to sue, contact a nursing home abuse lawyer as soon as possible if you believe you have a right to seek damages from a negligent nursing home or residential care facility. For a no-cost consultation on your case, contact the Boise nursing home neglect lawyers at Pedersen & Whitehead at 208-336-2552, with additional offices in Twin Falls at 208-734-2552.