Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Abuse
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Dunbar & Fowler has devoted its practice to providing high quality legal representation to victims of injury, including those caused by medical malpractice, hospital staff negligence or nursing home abuse. Medical malpractice is a form of negligence where an injury results from the failure of a medical professional or medical facility (doctor, nurse, medical technician, psychiatrist, hospital or other healthcare facility) to exercise adequate care, skill or diligence in performing a duty. The concept of medical malpractice is broad and encompasses every kind of mistake a medical professional could make. The most common types of cases brought against doctors are related to:
Experienced and accessible Dunbar & Fowler PLLC, the injury attorneys, are committed to fighting aggressively on your behalf.
Attorneys committed to upholding the quality of nursing home care
According to the best available estimates, as many as two million Americans aged 65 or older have been abused, many in nursing homes. Nursing home residents have patient rights and protections under the law. The nursing home must list and give all new residents a copy of these rights. Resident rights include but are not limited to:
- Respect: You have the right to be cared for as to enhance your quality of life.
- Services and Fees: You must be informed in writing about services and fees before you enter the nursing home.
- Money: You have the right to manage your own money or to choose someone else you trust to do this for you.
- Privacy: You have the right to privacy, and to keep and use your personal belongings and property as long as you don't interfere with the rights, health, or safety of others.
- Medical Care: You have the right to be informed about your medical condition and medications, and to see you own doctor.
Whether a caregiver fails to meet the needs of the senior or actually physically or mentally abuses a resident, nursing home abuse or neglect is not uncommon in today's society, and we must do our best to prevent it. Recently, there has been increased recognition that elderly and dependent adults are subject to risks of abuse, neglect and abandonment. The abuse can be recurrent neglect or a single egregious event which produces injury, either physical or financial.
Dunbar & Fowler PLLC is committed to taking swift, aggressive legal action to compensate nursing home residents and their families for injuries resulting from neglect or inadequate care.
Find out if you have a case
Call Dunbar & Fowler, the Injury Attorneys now at 1.888.757.9789 or click here to submit a simple case form. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don’t delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.