Nursing Home Neglect and Elder Abuse
We entrust nursing homes and other long-term care facilities with the safekeeping of our family members and loved ones. Yet, all too often, elderly or disabled residents don’t receive the kind of quality care and attention they need and deserve.
For-profit corporations own many of the institutions that provide long-term care for the elderly. In an effort to maximize profits, such institutions can cut back on staff or hire less qualified, less expensive workers in an attempt to save money. As a result, nursing home neglect—and even abuse—are growing problems. Too many residents who require assistance with every-day routines—such as eating, bathing, going to the bathroom or walking—are not receiving an appropriate level of care.
Failing to provide the necessary attention to our elderly can lead directly to serious injury. Individuals may fall and hurt themselves, suffer from malnutrition, or develop painful sores or ulcers on their skin. In some cases, a loved one may even die.
For many years, Ashcraft & Gerel has successfully represented nursing home residents and their families. Our attorneys devote considerable resources to protecting the rights of our most vulnerable citizens. We are committed to upholding the quality of care in these institutions by taking swift legal action to compensate nursing home residents and their families for injuries or death resulting from neglect or inadequate care.
We firmly believe this is the only way to ensure that all residents continue receiving the high quality of care they deserve.
Contact Ashcraft & Gerel for Help with a Nursing Home or Elder Abuse Case
If you feel that you or a loved one have been victimized by neglect or abuse while in the care of a senior citizen living facility, Ashcraft & Gerel stands ready to investigate and pursue all available civil damage remedies. Please contact us today by phone or email for a free consultation.