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Lawyers Representing Victims of Nursing Home Negligence in Delaware

Most Americans especially the old ones rely on aided living facilities or nursing homes to offer hospice services, Alzheimer’s care, rehabilitation treatment, and daily living assistance. All inhabitants of assisted living facilities or nursing homes are worthy to be treated with respect and absolute care. Also, to receiving adequate medical treatment, residents are obliged to respect for their privacy, protection from abuse, and a certain quality of life. In Delaware, if an injury is sustained by you or your loved one while under the guardianship of an assisted living facility, including a rehabilitation center, nursing home, or long term care facility, Delaware personal injury lawyers at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP can assist.

Common types of nursing home abuse claims:

  • Fractures and falls
  • Use of physical or chemical restraints
  • Malnutrition or dehydration
  • Improper, incorrect, or over-medication
  • Bed sores
  • Lack of supervision (allowing residents to wander away from the facility)
  • Physical abuse or unexplained injury
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Septic shock
  • Gangrene
  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Theft of money and personal property
  • Unexpected or wrongful death
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Untrained or insufficient staff
  • Over-sedation
  • Abandonment
  • Substandard medical care
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Defective equipment
  • Sexual assault

Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP: Lawyers Advocate for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse

The attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP will take care of your nursing home complaints from the earliest investigation through settlement negotiation or trial. Our lawyers have a broad knowledge of all forms of Delaware nursing home abuse law including staff training requirements, licensure issues, state ombudsman programs for screening nursing home employees, loss prevention standards, Medicaid and Medicare laws(1) and government rules of nursing homes, which includes the OBRA state licensing guidelines.
Our dedicated lawyers are here to assist you with all of your legal needs if by chance you or your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse in Delaware and has suffered severe physical assault. We will work with your entire family with compassion and respect to ensure that you or family receives all the necessary benefits to which they are eligible, including remuneration for medical costs, emotional distress damages, pain, and suffering. For more inquiries about nursing home abuse laws, or to talk about your potential personal injury lawsuit, contact Edelstein Martin & Nelson at 302-295-5050 (toll-free (800) 300-0909) or submit an online inquiry to set up your free consultation.

(1) https://www.hg.org/medicare-and-medicaid.html

Nursing Home Abuse Guide

nursing home abuse attorney of Wilmington DelawareWelcome to Nursing Home Abuse Guide presented by Paul & Perkins PA. This internet site was created to inform and elucidate the public on a devastating epidemic which is overwhelming our nation’s senior population. Within our nursing homes and assisted living facilities, nearly 10%, or roughly 150,000 seniors experience elder abuse each year. Many of these cases go unreported, although some of them can be quite serious and even result in the death of a loved one. Nursing home abuse in the United States has turned into an epidemic. Our seniors and loved ones are at risk of elder abuse each and every day.

Nursing home abuse is a difficult issue to face. Elder abuse exists in many forms, many of which may not be evidenced by clear, physical signs. Many victims are frail and vulnerable. As a result, they are often unable to protect themselves or seek needed help. Elder abuse can be difficult to prove once suspicion arises. A sad truth is that a number of nursing home abuse cases go unreported and unpunished. It is estimated that roughly 1,800 deaths each year occur due to elder abuse.

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