The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home or other long-term care facility is always difficult. When that loved one suffers injury or even death because of nursing home neglect or abuse, you should retain the services of attorneys who will act aggressively and decisively to hold the facility accountable and help prevent the abuse from happening again.
At Duffield, Lovejoy, Stemple & Boggs, Attorneys at Law, we represent victims of nursing home neglect and elder abuse throughout West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Our attorneys are lifelong residents of West Virginia with more than 70 years of combined legal experience representing victims of personal injury and wrongful death.
No recovery, no fee: We often take nursing home neglect cases on a contingency basis, meaning if we are unable to secure compensation for your loved one's injuries, you will not have to pay any attorney fees.
Fighting To Hold Nursing Homes Accountable
When you decide to move a loved one into a nursing home, you enter into a relationship of trust with the facility. You agree to pay it to care for your loved one because you believe that it will look after your family member's best interests. When the facility breaches this trust, it is our job to hold it fully accountable.
Possible signs of nursing home negligence can take many forms ― everything from bedsores to unexplained deaths. Fortunately, our lawyers can help you no matter the circumstances, including situations in which the allegations of abuse are related to:
- Malnutrition and dehydration, whether caused by understaffing, improper training or simple neglect
- Unsanitary living conditions, particularly when these conditions lead to bedsores, pressure sores and infections
- Medication errors, including giving the wrong dosage or incorrect medication altogether
- Unexplained injuries, including broken bones, cuts and abrasions
- Any type of physical abuse, including any allegations of sexual abuse
- Inadequate supervision and elopement (wandering), which can result in serious falls and injuries
Our firm ensures a full investigation of nursing home neglect case, so that we can fully understand what happened and help our clients secure full and fair compensation for their injuries. Unfortunately, we know from experience that many nursing homes are corporations that value profits over people.
When Bad Things Happen To Good People, We're Here To Help
Frequently, tragic nursing home accidents occur because facilities fail to properly train employees or screen job applicants, leaving residents to suffer the consequences. If your loved one has suffered injury as a result of nursing home neglect, we can help you obtain full and fair compensation. Call us today at our Huntington office at 304-521-4572, or toll free at 877-262-3376, and for your FREE consultation. If you prefer, you can even email us instead.