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Neglect in Boston Nursing Homes

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Top-Rated Nursing Home Neglect Personal Injury Lawyer in Boston, MA

Maintaining standards at a nursing home and in-home health care is essential. Although both should ensure a positive experience for patients, professional-level care is not always provided. In fact, some home healthcare agencies and nursing homes hire unqualified healthcare providers and take other steps to protect their financial interests. It is vital that you have access to a personal injury attorney in Boston, MA, who can help you with issues regarding nursing home neglect.

If you or someone close to you has been injured due to neglect in a Boston nursing home, our team at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. is here to help. We feature specialists who are ready and willing to review your case and help you seek compensation. For your peace of mind, our nursing home specialists at our nursing home abuse lawyers have been providing legal assistance to individuals in the area for more than 20 years.

  • Medication Errors
  • Dehydration or Malnutrition
  • Abuse or Neglect
  • Bedsores
  • Bone Fractures
  • Transportation Injuries
  • Slips and Falls
  • Medical Equipment Errors

Legal Help for Nursing Home Injuries Since 1995

nusing-homeYour loved one should never have to suffer from malnutrition and dehydration. In a medical or nursing home setting, the funds, staff training, and professional conduct should ensure the maximum health of your elder loved one at all times. However, when negligence results in the malnutrition or dehydration of a nursing home resident, we are fully prepared to offer families qualified, caring, and aggressive legal help. Your loved one is injured. Your family is distressed. You deserve a listening ear, a diligent advocate, and compensation.

We have decades of experience both in handling nursing home injury claims and in advocating for the rights of the elderly throughout Massachusetts. Has your loved one shown signs of an unusual and unaddressed change in weight or signs of dehydration? Our knowledgeable elder law lawyer provides vigorous representation.

Meeting the Burden of Proof

It is not unusual for elderly nursing home residents to decline in health over time. It can, therefore, be difficult to prove that a resident’s health issues were missed or ignored and that negligence actually occurred. We work with medical experts to prove that medical problems could have been effectively addressed had adequate personal and medical care been provided. We also conduct a full investigation to ensure we have the facts to support the strongest possible case. Our experience and diligence have resulted in dozens of high-value awards following nursing home injuries.

Bedsores Are Preventable and Unacceptable

When nursing home residents are confined to a bed or wheelchair, bedsores can develop and lead to serious injuries, pain, infection, and even death. Despite the serious threat that bedsores present, prevention is simple:

  • Help the Resident Change Positions Regularly
  • Use High-Quality Bedding and Keep It Clean and Dry
  • Ensure Good Nutrition and the Treatment of Infections

Committed to Justice and the Protection for the Most Vulnerable

Nursing home negligence is always unacceptable. Residents and their families deserve competent care and legal help and compensation when injuries occur. We have handled dozens of nursing home negligence and injury cases. Most importantly, we are fully committed to improving the lives of elderly and incapacitated residents. Our team of attorneys includes a lawyer who is:

  • A Member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • A Member of the Advisory Board for Massachusetts General Prime Care
  • A Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee
  • A Coordinator of a Self-Advocacy Group for Adults with Mental Retardation for the ARC of Greater Boston (GBARC)

Attorneys for Nursing Home Elopement

Elderly people often suffer from dementia that can lead to confusion and the inability to process simple information. Therefore, elderly people suffering from dementia and senility are often placed in a nursing home to ensure they will be safe, as well as to ensure they do not wander into an unsafe location or situation. Families whose loved ones are allowed to leave a nursing home without permission and who are consequently injured have a right to feel frustrated and may also have a right to compensation.

If your loved one was injured after he or she “eloped” from a nursing home or other long-term care facility, contact us for legal help. We feel strongly that nursing homes and their staff should be held accountable when residents receive negligent care, including negligent care that leads to off-site injuries. We draw on our decades of combined personal injury legal experience to investigate the accident and work with medical experts to document and prove the full extent of injuries. We have an extensive track record of successfully obtaining high-value compensation for nursing home accident victims and their families

Negligence May Be at the Root of a Dangerous Infection

When infections in the body go untreated, they can enter the bloodstream and cause a form of blood poisoning known as septicemia or bacteremia. These blood infections can progress rapidly into sepsis, a life-threatening complication. If not promptly addressed, sepsis may be fatal. While sepsis can affect anyone, the elderly and individuals with compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable.

There is no reason why a loved one should die from a septic infection while being cared for in a nursing home. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., we help injured elders and their families hold nursing home companies and their staff accountable for their negligence. Our elder law attorneys have built a strong reputation in Boston for our nursing home negligence work. We aren’t afraid to take on tough nursing home negligence cases or cases that other firms deem low value. You shouldn’t be denied quality legal representation.

Helping You Seek Compensation After Nursing Home Neglect in Boston

The lawyers at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. help you determine if negligence caused or contributed to your loved one’s accident. Many attorneys will not take the time necessary to fully investigate the cause of an accident. We do not shy away from complex cases where causation is difficult to determine. We apply our experience and resources to help you seek the maximum compensation possible for your injuries, hospital bills, lost wages, and other expenses. To discuss neglect in Boston nursing home with a dedicated legal professional, contact us.