When a loved one is injured in an accident and can no longer take care of himself or herself, or that person gets to an age where they need more medical care than the family can provide at home, a nursing home is probably the only option. While this is often a tough decision, we hope that our loved one will be well cared for, as that is the point of going to a nursing home in the first place.
Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and some nursing home residents are the victims of negligent care, and in some cases, intentional abuse by staff, management, or other residents. When this happens to someone you care for, you find out what rights the victim has and what legal recourse may be available. Continue reading →