Boise Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
When we place our loved ones in a nursing home, we trust that the facility and associated staff will ensure their loved one receives the care and comfort they need and deserve.
Unfortunately, some nursing homes may be negligent in their practices, and residents can frequently be victims of abuse and neglect. If your loved one is abused in a nursing home, our Boise nursing home abuse attorneys can help.
We Fight for the Rights of Nursing Home Residents
At Feller & Wendt, LLC, we stand with families and their loved ones as they fight to hold nursing homes and individuals responsible for neglect and abuse. Our nursing home abuse lawyers in Boise have over 30 years of combined legal experience representing injury victims.
Let us help you and your loved one. We offer free consultations, and we accept injury cases on a contingency fee basis. It does not cost you anything for our Boise personal injury lawyers to review your case, and you pay nothing until we recover money for your nursing home abuse claim.
Holding Nursing Homes Responsible for Abuse and Neglect
Nursing homes in Idaho have a duty and responsibility to provide adequate care to the residents. When a nursing home fails to provide the standard of reasonable care for patients, it can be held liable for injuries and damages.
Individuals working in a nursing home can also be held liable for abuse and neglect. Individuals guilty of abuse or neglect can face criminal charges and civil penalties. Our Boise nursing home abuse lawyers pursue all parties who may be responsible for or have liability for injuries, damages, or losses caused by nursing home abuse and neglect.
A nursing home can be liable for neglect, abuse, and injuries that result from several breaches in the duty of care, such as:
- Failing to monitor residents and staff members adequately;
- Negligent hiring policies and practices;
- Failing to report instances of abuse to local law enforcement;
- Failing to provide for a resident’s daily needs, including water, food, hygiene, medical care, and personal care;
- Inadequate or negligent training and supervision of staff members;
- Failing to protect residents from potential safety and health hazards;
- Failing to provide adequate security; and,
- Failing to notify medical providers and family members of changes in or emergencies regarding a patient’s health or medical conditions.
If you suspect your loved one has been abused or neglected in a long-term care facility or a nursing home, contact the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to file a complaint. If your loved one is in immediate danger, contact your local law enforcement agency.
Injuries Caused by Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
The injuries sustained by nursing home residents can range from bruises and bedsores to broken bones and brain injuries. Family members should investigate all changes in a family member’s physical condition or emotional condition. Changes in mood can indicate abuse and neglect, in addition to physical signs of nursing home abuse.
It can be difficult to know if changes in health or mood are signs of abuse. If you are concerned, talk to your family member’s physician. If the physician is a member of the nursing home staff, seek an independent examination and opinion. Our Boise nursing home abuse attorneys can provide guidance and support as you take steps to protect your loved one from abuse and neglect in a nursing home.
Contact Our Boise Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers for a Free Case Review
Contact Feller & Wendt, LLC now to speak with a compassionate Boise nursing home abuse attorney for more information about elder abuse and neglect. We work with families to protect elderly and incapacitated adults from injury and abuse at the hands of the people entrusted to keep them safe.
Call (208) 391-5945 now for a free consultation with a nursing home abuse attorney in Boise.