About Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Approximately 1.6 million people are in nursing homes today. How many people in nursing homes are being abused?
How many can speak about their nursing home abuse experiences or must you be the one to help on their behalf?
It’s sad when a society puts their elderly into nursing homes that cannot meet the standard basic needs of its patients. As the population ages, more nursing homes services will be required.
Nursing home patients have a bill of rights but nursing home inspections and violation enforcement are lax.
The first step is recognizing what nursing home abuse and neglect is.
Do You Have A Nursing Home Abuse Case? »
Nursing home abuse can best be described by malnutrition, dehydration, weight loss, bedsores, poor personal hygiene, bruises, cuts, open wounds, burns, falls, bowel impactions, over-sedation, medication errors, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and more.
Nursing home neglect can be described as failure to assist in personal hygiene; failure to provide food, clothing, and shelter; failure from health and safety hazards; failure to prevent bedsores, malnutrition, and dehydration; failure to provide clean conditions; and failure to allow access to medical services.
The second and third steps are to seek help for the abused patient and report the abuser – the nursing home and if known, the actual health worker who is perpetuating the abuse.
What you cannot do – is nothing.
Nursing home abuse is a crime against the sick, helpless, and elderly.
Benefits of Monheit Law as Legal Counsel
Finding a nursing home abuse law firm is not easy. As a client, you will want to retain a nursing home lawyer that you feel comfortable with.
This is an important step about choosing a law firm for your particular lawsuit. You will also want to feel at ease with the law firm. Lastly, you will want to establish communication and not be thrust in their voicemail maze in order to talk to a human being.
If we sign a contract, you receive my cell phone number. And yes, I answer the phone; not my secretary nor my paralegal. And if I’m not in, leave a message for me and I will return your call or see that it’s returned within a day. Now’s that service – especially in the legal world.
Why do I do that? Let’s just say that I like to treat people the way that I like to be treated. I hope you’ll return my phone calls quickly too.
Do You Have A Nursing Home Abuse Case?
You will have questions; we will have answers. Feel free to ask us about experience, procedures, and costs. We listen to your concerns and outline the process.
First question: How much does a nursing home abuse lawsuit cost?
It costs you nothing. Really. If we agree to be retained*, we take your case on a percentage contingency basis. If you don’t win nursing home abuse lawsuit, we don’t get paid. No recovery; no fees**. The likelihood of a successful nursing home abuse lawsuit varies based on the facts of each case. Each person’s nursing home experience varies and will affect the outcome of any lawsuit. There are also local issues, involving specific state laws, which may alter the handling of lawsuit.
Second question: Who is Michael Monheit?
My experience and knowledge basis complements their know-how and zealous work ethic. I have been on the executive committee and steering committee of multi district litigation. We work as a team on the behalf of clients just like you. We know what it takes to fight corporate nursing homes, pharmaceutical companies, and big business. And, it all works on your behalf.
Let me help you take the mystery and fear out of choosing a nursing home law firm.
Third question: Where do I start?
The best place to start is by filling out an inquiry form about nursing home abuse and neglect. This is your chance to tell the story and our way to learn about your problem. There is never an obligation to continue. At this point we don’t know if we’re the right law firm for you or vice versa but it’s the most logical way to begin. All your information will be held in the strictest confidence.
Fourth question: What next?
After we receive the completed inquiry form, it will be reviewed to determine whether or not our law firm can help you. We will most likely ask more questions to gather information before making a decision.
At this point – we have not agreed to represent you – and more importantly, you have not yet agreed to retain us. Representation can only happen when you and Monheit Law enters into a written agreement covering all the details. With over 30 attorneys, many leaders in their field, Monheit Law is devoted to nursing home abuse, product negligence, and personal injury lawsuits.
Fight back against nursing home abuse now! The average person usually feels powerless about fighting big business like a corporate nursing home. That’s why hiring a law firm makes sense. Most often you are not alone and if you don’t fight for your loved one lying neglected and abused in that nursing home bed – who will?
Monheit Law has a successful track record fighting for what’s right. Let us fight for you. Please start by filling out the nursing home inquiry form.
Thank you, Michael Monheit