When selecting a nursing home or assisted living facility, most people are concerned about the quality of care they or their loved ones will receive. Nursing home residents are often vulnerable to abuse and neglect from understaffed facilities or improperly trained or careless personnel. At Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson, LLC, we can help clients who have been seriously injured by negligence, abuse or improper care at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. We also assist loved ones in pursuing compensation when nursing home negligence has led to a wrongful death.
Improper care, abuse or errors in medication at a nursing home or assisted living facility may result in broken hips or other bones, bed sores or decubitus ulcers, malnutrition, brain damage, pneumonia, heart failure or other serious illness or injury. Elder abuse and other failures in the care and treatment of our parents, grandparents and loved ones is a troubling problem. There is no excuse for a nursing home or assisted living facility not to provide the care and attention that they promised when they agreed to care for our loved one. If you or a loved one has been mistreated, neglected or improperly cared for at a nursing home or assisted living facility, we have the experience and expertise to help you. Holding wrongdoers accountable for their mistreatment of nursing home or assisted living facility residents helps to reduce elder abuse, neglect, pain and suffering. We take the time to thoroughly investigate and prepare these cases for trial. We make a commitment to our clients to give them the proper attention that their case deserves. Our goal is to obtain fair and adequate compensation for our clients and to aid in the prevention of further conduct that could seriously injure or cause death to another family's loved one.
Louisiana has some special laws that apply specifically to nursing homes. One of those is the Louisiana Nursing Home Residents Bill of Rights, which is intended to provide even greater protection to residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities and may allow greater recovery than other Louisiana laws may allow to an injured nursing home resident. At Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson, we are well versed with the special laws that apply specifically to nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
We have represented nursing home residents or their loved ones in cases of catastrophic injuries and wrongful death caused by nursing home negligence, medical malpractice , hospital negligence, nursing home negligence, and more. We have tried cases in virtually every Louisiana parish and every state and federal district court. We have handled cases involving improper care, abuse, errors in medication, nursing errors, physician mistakes, errors or improper care provided by nurses aids, nurses assistants, therapists and other nursing home staff. Some of the cases we have handled include the following:
- Neglect of a severely handicapped resident which led to malnutrition, emergency hospitalization and placement of a feeding tube.
- Failure to have an appropriate number of attendants to transfer an elderly resident after she was showered, and she fell and suffered a broken hip.
- Failure to attend to and monitor a quadriplegic resident whose breathing tube became clogged and he died as a result.
- Failure of the nurses and nurses aides to turn a disabled resident which led to bed sores or decubitus ulcers and severe infection.
- Failure to supervise a resident who wandered out of the nursing home and was severely injured.
You or your loved ones in a nursing home or assisted living facility deserve to be treated with quality care, dignity and respect. We will work hard for you to ensure that you obtain a fair and adequate result in the event that you or a loved one was improperly or inappropriately treated, abused or neglected by a nursing home or assisted living facility. We do this not only for you and your loved one, but also to ensure that these homes and facilities conform to the expected standard and quality of care and do not harm anybody else's handicapped, infirmed or elderly loved ones.
From our law offices in New Orleans, Louisiana, our personal injury lawyers serve clients along the Gulf Coast, from Texas to Alabama. We can help clients in Florida, Mississippi, and anywhere in the US in matters of nursing home negligence. Contact Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson, LLC today to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced and accomplished nursing home injury attorney.