Compassionate Massachusetts Law Firm Combats Nursing Home Accidents
Every day in this country, families entrust their elderly loved ones to the care of a facility that pledges to do all the family would do, if they had the skill, time and resources. Unfortunately, the family’s trust is too often betrayed by institutions that neglect or abuse their frail patients. The compassionate attorneys at Law Offices of Robert J. Berks fight elder neglect and abuse. We stand ready to assist your family on a variety of nursing home issues.
Holding facilities accountable for neglect
Nursing homes that are poorly managed or inadequately staffed, or that deliberately take on more patients than they can reasonably care for, end up neglecting those patients, often with tragic consequences. Nursing home neglect comes in a variety of forms, including failure to:
- Provide clean and adequate clothing
- Provide medical care for physical and mental health needs
- Protect residents from health and safety hazards
- Protect each resident from abuse by other residents
- Prevent malnutrition and dehydration
Our attorneys know Massachusetts nursing home law inside and out. We know what is required for a facility to be in compliance, and what evidence is necessary to make a case for neglect. The Law Offices of Robert J. Berks stands ready to assist you in seeing that your loved one is compensated for past neglect and shielded from any neglect in the future.
Delivering compensation and closure
Monetary damages are available in actions against the nursing home for the injuries sustained by your family member. These include financial compensation for mental anguish, pain and suffering, and the costs of past and future medical treatment for the injuries. If the injury results in death, the legal heirs may be allowed to recover additional financial compensation. Punitive damages may be recovered under certain circumstances. However, the greatest reward is knowing that your action may operate as a deterrent against similar institutional abuse of the elderly in the future.
Contact an experienced and knowledgeable nursing accident lawyer
Law Offices of Robert J. Berks provides will and probate court services in Brockton and throughout Massachusetts. Call me at 774-360-8893 or contact my office online to schedule a consultation.