Maine Nursing Home Injury Lawyer
When a person decides to entrust the care of their loved one to a nursing
home, the possibility that their loved one may be neglected or abused should
never have to even cross their mind. Unfortunately, however, nursing home injury
and abuse is a disturbingly common problem throughout the United States,
despite the fact that there are state and federal laws that govern the
responsibilities and standards of nursing homes. If your loved one has
been injured as a result of neglect or abuse, or if you have suffered the
wrongful death of a loved one because of a nursing home's failure to abide by the
law, call the Maine nursing home injury attorneys at Shaheen & Gordon,
P.A. to discuss your legal options. We take an aggressive stance against
negligent nursing homes and are fully prepared to help you hold them accountable
for your loved one's injuries.
Contact us today
to schedule a free consultation.
Signs of Nursing Home Neglect
Elderly patients are at a heightened risk of illness and injury. Without
attentive care, their health and well-being could quickly deteriorate.
Neglect is one of the most common types of nursing home injury.
The following may indicate nursing home neglect:
- Sudden weight loss due to malnutrition
- Withdrawn behavior
- Changes in personal hygiene
- A growing lack of friendly interaction with nursing home staff or other residents
- Injuries from falls
- Environmental hazards in the patient’s room (slippery floors, unsafe
furniture, inadequate lighting, etc.)
Whenever possible, it is important for family members to regularly visit
their loved ones to ensure that they are receiving adequate care. When
family members are familiar with their loved one’s situation, they
will be more aware of any health or behavior changes that could signal
that something is wrong. If you have suspicions that your loved one isn’t
being properly cared for, you should immediately investigate the matter
by speaking with staff members or the head of the facility about your
concerns. An attorney at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. can also investigate
your loved one’s situation and recommend the best course of action.
At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., we believe that negligent nursing home facilities
should be held accountable for their malicious or careless behavior. We
have handled numerous nursing home injury cases during our many years
Here’s why you can feel confident entrusting our firm with your case:
- Caring and personalized service
- Proven legal strategy
- Seasoned in both negotiations and trial
- Trusted in Northern New England for more than 30 years
Turn to our firm today for compassionate and skilled legal guidance. Our
priority is to help you achieve justice for your loved one and your family.
Contact our Maine personal injury lawyers today to get started.