Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing Home Negligence & Elder Abuse Lawyers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts

nursing homeElder negligence or  abuse is the mistreatment of an elderly person by someone known to the senior. This includes financial abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect.

Our attorneys can provide experienced and aggressive representation in regard to nursing home neglect, assisted living abuse, or home health care neglect situations including but not limited to:

  • Physical abuse, assault, sexual abuse
  • Malnutrition
  • Failure to supervise
  • Understaffing
  • Improper administration of medications
  • Bed sores
  • Injuries

An estimated 84 percent of abuse cases for nursing homes go unreported or unrecognized. Information from the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) states:

Eye witness accounts and surveys have sadly shown that nursing home abuse and neglect is a serious problem, and that there also is significant underreporting. Major underlying causes of elder mistreatment, according to findings of the National Academy of Sciences Panel to Review Risk and Prevalence of Elder Abuse and Neglect, are:

  • Stressful working conditions, particularly staff shortages
  • Staff burnout
  • Inadequate staff training

Contact Brian Cunha & Associates today for a free initial consultation with a MA or RI nursing home abuse attorney.