Nursing Home Injuries

Nursing Home Injury Attorneys in South Bend, IN

Nursing homes are a necessary and important part of our nation's healthcare system. There comes a point when many families have to make the hard decision to entrust a loved one into the hands of professional caregivers. When that trust is betrayed, the results can be horrible for your loved one and for your family members. If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury on another person's property in South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, LaPorte, Plymouth, Syracuse, or another Northern Indiana community, please call Sweeney Julian to discuss your case.

Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse in Indiana

Abuse and neglect in nursing homes is becoming all too frequent. States with restricted budgets often have difficulty monitoring homes. Families with few care options and elderly patients are often scared of retaliation if they report abuse. All too often, families and patients simply accept the abuse because they feel they don't have any other options.

What causes nursing home abuse? That is a difficult question and often goes to the heart of a nursing home abuse case. Sometimes the reason for the abuse is profit driven: The owners of the nursing home seek to operate with as little expense as possible. Well-trained and qualified nurses are expensive and hard to find. Well-trained nursing assistants are also hard to find. Unfortunately, some nursing homes use this "shortage" as an excuse to operate with a staff that is too small to adequately care for the patients entrusted to their care. Sometimes, the caregivers do not have the specialized training required for geriatric nursing care.

Low pay and poor working conditions often result in a high turnover rate. This often means that the caregivers have inadequate training. Furthermore, they do not know and do not understand the specialized needs of individual patients. This is a disaster for the patients who are so very vulnerable. Common problems facing residents are:

  • Weight loss
  • Pressure sores
  • Pain management
  • Hospitalization
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Starvation

Tough Advocacy & Compassionate Counsel

You do have an option if you feel a loved one has suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home. At Sweeney Julian, we have nursing home experts who can review the case to determine if negligence has occurred. Grieving families around the state are receiving compensation for pain, suffering, and the untimely death of loved ones. More importantly, nursing homes are being held accountable for the incredible suffering they have caused to their patients and the families who entrusted their loved ones to the nursing home's care.

If your elderly loved one has been neglected, abused, or injured while in the care of a nursing home or other healthcare facility, contact Sweeney Julian immediately for compassionate counsel and effective support from a South Bend personal injury attorney. You and your family have legal rights, but you must understand that the success of a nursing home case often hinges upon securing evidence as fast as possible.

At Sweeney Julian Personal Injury Trial Attorneys, P.C., our goal is to provide exceptional legal services to our clients. We strive to achieve the highest standard of excellence for the protection of individual rights through team work and the use of our considerable resources and experience. Contact us today to discuss your legal options with our experienced attorneys in a complimentary, confidential case evaluation.

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