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A family’s decision to place their trust in a nursing home is an important choice – and one that provides them with a legal relationship they can rely on to ensure their family member receives the care, support, and respect they deserve.

Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and their employees are required by law to provide an acceptable standard of care unique to the needs of residents, and take reasonable measures in ensuring their safety. When they fail to do so, and residents suffer harm as a result, victims and families have the right to take legal action.

At Morgan & Murphy, LLP, our New Bedford nursing home injuries attorneys leverage nearly a century of collective experience and extensive resources to fight for elderly residents who have suffered preventable injuries as the result of negligence in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other assistive care arrangements.

If your loved one has suffered harm you believe could and should have been prevented, we’re prepared to help you take the steps toward holding the responsible parties accountable.

Why Choose Us?

  • Over 10,000 Injured Victims Helped
  • Millions of Dollars in Compensation Recovered for Clients
  • Over 80 Years of Combined Experience
  • Focus on Personal Service & Attention

Contact us to speak with a member of our team. Learn more about nursing home negligence claims and your rights during a FREE consultation.

What is Nursing Home Negligence?

Nursing home negligence takes many forms. While every case is unique, all forms of nursing home injuries – physical or otherwise – involve health care providers who fail to uphold their legal obligations of providing a safe and healthy environment. Wrongful and negligent acts that harm vulnerable adults should never be tolerated.

Our legal team has the experience and insight needed to effectively advocate on behalf of victims who have suffered as a result of all forms negligence in nursing homes, including:

  • Negligence – Negligence on the part of nursing homes and care providers can also lead to preventable injuries. These include failures to ensure nursing homes are free from potential hazards that can lead to preventable injuries, including those resulting from slip, trip, and fall accidents. Such hazards can include poor lighting, unsafe furniture, slippery floors, a lack of stability bars or railings, unsafe mobility equipment, and more.

No matter what form it takes, negligence can have a devastating impact on elderly residents who are in vulnerable states of health. As such, it is important for families to be aware of common warning signs and injuries associated with nursing home negligence. These can include:

  • Unexplained bruises and injuries
  • Broken bones, head injuries, and other serious injuries
  • Sudden or unexplained death

Wrongful Death Resulting from Nursing Home Injury

In some cases, negligence and inadequate care may result in patient death. This may include injuries from falls that went untreated, bedsores that became infected, an undiagnosed illness, severe dehydration or malnutrition, medication errors, and other forms of neglect.

If your loved one has died in a nursing home due to preventable causes, you may have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. That's where our New Bedford nursing home abuse attorney can help.

While no amount of money can serve as recompense for tragic and preventable losses, compensation awarded through wrongful death lawsuits can ease financial burdens. They can also play a valuable role in securing the justice families deserve, holding at-fault parties accountable, and raising awareness about unacceptable patterns or care that must be changed for the benefit of others.

How Do You Report Abuse in a Nursing Home?

If you suspect your loved one may be the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, it’s important that you report it to the proper authorities right away.

In Massachusetts, you can file a complaint for nursing home abuse/neglect with:

  • The facility itself
  • The long-term care ombudsman (for nursing homes)

You can also find more information on reporting nursing home abuse in Massachusetts, including what you will need if you are reporting abuse on behalf of someone other than yourself, on the official Massachusetts website.

In Massachusetts, elder abuse and/or nursing home abuse and neglect can also be reported directly to the appropriate state authorities. If you believe that someone is in immediate danger, call 911.

In any case, it is critically important that you report any suspected abuse as soon as possible. Not only does this help protect the affected elderly individual, but it is also the law in certain areas that anyone who suspects elder abuse is occurring must report it to the authorities.

If you have any questions or if you are unsure whether there are signs of abuse and/or neglect at your loved one’s nursing home or long-term care facility, do not hesitate to contact a nursing home abuse and neglect attorney at our firm. We offer free and confidential consultations to all new and prospective clients.

Request a FREE Review of Your Case

If your loved one has been injured, or has died in a nursing home and you suspect negligence was involved, call Morgan & Murphy, LLP as soon as possible. Trusted in Massachusetts, our reputable, experienced law firm is prepared to aggressively pursue justice on your behalf.

Call (508) 966-7254 or contact us online to speak with a caring and compassionate nursing home abuse lawyer in New Bedford.

We have other convenient office locations throughout Massachusetts, including Brockton, Plymouth, Hyannis, and more.

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