Nursing Home Negligence
The decision to place a family member in a nursing home is a very difficult one. When you do so, you are placing your trust in the facility to provide safety, security and care for a loved one. Sadly, the nursing home you entrust your loved ones to may not live up to its obligation to provide proper care. As the number of nursing home residents in West Virginia increases, so do instances of injuries, abuse and neglect.
Some signs of nursing home abuse and neglect include unexplained injuries such as:
- Fractures and broken bones
- Bruises, sprains, cuts or burns
- Bed sores
- Medication neglect
- Improper nutrition or dehydration
- Abuse and/or neglect
- Sexual assault
- Injuries from falls or improper restraints
Nursing home negligence means that the care provided at the home was below the legal standard of care and caused significant harm to a person. Negligent care in a nursing home can often result in serious injuries from a slip and fall, improper medication or improper supervision. Often, these incidents of neglect happen when nursing homes are understaffed and employees are not adequately trained. Sometimes these deficiencies even violate federal or state regulations of nursing homes, which an experienced attorney can help you determine.
If you suspect that a loved one has suffered abuse or neglect while living in a nursing home in West Virginia, it is important to find a lawyer who has cares about your interests and the rights of your loved one. An experienced attorney can answer any questions you have, advise you of your legal options, and aggressively represent your best interests. The Wolfe Law Firm has more than 20 years of experience serving clients in West Virginia who have suffered injury due to the negligence of others. West Virginia nursing home negligence lawyer Dorwin J. Wolfe has established a record of success helping clients in Randolph County, Tucker County, Upshur County, and throughout North Central West Virginia get the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
At the Wolfe Law Firm, we are pleased to provide compassionate, personalized and quality representation for each and every client. In every nursing home negligence case, we do everything we can to hold the nursing home accountable for its actions and get you the maximum compensation possible. Our firm is experienced in litigation and we are not afraid to take your claim to court if a favorable settlement cannot be reached. If we take your case, we will do so on a contingent-fee basis, meaning that we don't charge you any fees unless you get compensation for your loved one’s injuries.
The Wolfe Law Firm offers free initial consultations to get your questions answered and to inform you of your rights, as well as the obligations of the nursing home.
If your loved one has suffered neglect or abuse while at a nursing home in West Virginia, contact the Wolfe Law Firm by calling toll-free at 1-877-637-5756 or fill out our Contact Us form to schedule a free consultation with an experienced West Virginia nursing home negligence attorney.