Little Rock Arkansas Nursing Home Malpractice Lawyer
Our seniors deserve dignity, respect and proper care. Unfortunately this isn’t always what they get when they are admitted to a nursing home or long term care facility.
The statistics show that there are over 1.6 million seniors in such institutions and this number will grow in the near future. It’s a fact that many of the deaths that occur in a home are attributed to natural causes, however it is also a fact that more than 20% of those deaths may be attributed to negligence, neglect and substandard care.
Michael Smith and his partners are intimately familiar with the signs and signals of nursing home malpractice. They range from bedsores to malnutrition and from outright physical, mental and emotional abuse to failure to provide needed medications for existing conditions or for pain. There are other instances of neglect that also fall into the category of nursing home abuse – preventable falls, failure to follow doctors orders and failing to have a resident taken care of by a doctor after an accident.
There are both state and federal regulations in place for nursing care homes and long term care facilities, however they only address what “minimum” care levels are acceptable. Violations of those minimum provisions may lead to a lawsuit (civil lawsuit) or to penalties or fines.
Is this enough when you are faced with a suspected or confirmed case of nursing home abuse? Usually it isn’t, as by the time families realize their loved ones are being mistreated and neglected, things have gone too far. This is where Michael Smith steps in and acts as the voice of your loved one. Rest assured, we litigate aggressively in cases like this.
We often find that nursing home staff are overworked and overburdened with the high demand of care that many of the residents require. This is often the reason behind their negligence and abuse. While in no way excusable, it tells us the story we need to present a case in court on behalf of your loved one.
Contact Little Rock Nursing Home Malpractice Lawyer
A nursing home or long-term care facility may be culpable in various areas of liability depending on factors in each individual case. This is what Little Rock Nursing Home Malpractice Lawyer, Michael Smith and his partners do, assess the situation and decide how to proceed with your case to ensure justice for your loved one. Call us today for a free consultation.
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