Virginia Nursing Home Malpractice or Negligence Lawyers
If you suspect that an elderly or disabled relative has experienced abuse or neglect while living in a nursing home, adult home, assisted living facility or other long term care residence, call the nursing home malpractice attorneys at Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen for a free consultation: 866-388-1307. We help victims of nursing home negligence and their families obtain fair and just compensation for injuries or death caused by inappropriate care and treatment. Our attorneys are effective advocates for those in our communities who are the most helpless and dependent, people who cannot defend or stand up for themselves.
Why You May Need An Attorney:
It takes an experienced medical malpractice attorney to recognize the patterns of neglect and abuse that indicate a nursing home resident has not received the proper care and treatment Virginia law demands and the resident deserves. Nursing home managers may not tell family members about injuries or medical conditions caused by a staff member's negligence or carelessness. Written care and treatment records are often deficient and fail to describe how and why a resident was injured.
Sometimes, family members observe warning signs, symptoms, or indications of possible malpractice. These include:
- Bed sores, also known as pressure sores, pressure (decubitis) ulcers
- Medication errors
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Inadequate staffing and poor supervision
- Patient abuse including sexual assault by nursing home employees or other residents
- Unexplained injuries or death
- Poor hygiene
- Elopement from the facility on multiple occasions
If a nursing home or long term care facility resident is seriously injured or dies as a result of one or more of the circumstances described above, the resident or his family may have a legal claim against the facility. The medical malpractice team at Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen can review the facts, gather the evidence, and help determine whether malpractice is the likely cause of the injuries or death.
What Does It Take To Prove Your Case?
To prove a nursing home malpractice case, medical experts must testify (1) that employees of a long term care facility failed to render care and treatment that meets the prevailing standard of care in the industry, and (2) that this breach of the standard of care caused the resident's injury or death. Allen and Allen medical malpractice attorneys know how and where to find expert witnesses who are qualified to give the expert opinions required under Virginia law. These experts may include physicians, nursing home administrators, nurses with advanced degrees and nutritionists.
Nursing homes and long term care facilities should be held accountable for the harm they cause the most vulnerable of our society, our senior citizens and the severely disabled. The medical negligence attorneys at Allen, Allen, Allen and Allen bring comprehensive knowledge of the law, thorough research, careful preparation and hard work to every case they undertake. Call us at 866-388-1307.
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1809 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23230
7255 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
|Short Pump / Glen Allen Office
11577 W. Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233
|Chesterfield / Midlothian Office
6123 Harbourside Centre Loop
Midlothian, VA 23112
106 S. Market Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
3504 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
|Garrisonville / Stafford Office
50 Dunn Drive, Suite 105
Stafford, VA 22556
2100 Rio Hill Center
Charlottesville, VA 22901