Virginia Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorney
Family members sometimes suspect that an elderly or disabled relative has experienced abuse or neglect while living in a nursing home or other assisted living facility. Family members may observe the following warning signs or symptoms:
- Bed sores
- Pressure sores
- Pressure ulcers
- Medication errors
- Inadequate staffing
- Poor supervision
- Poor hygiene
Frequently, it takes an experienced elder abuse attorney to prove patterns of neglect and abuse. In some cases, injuries are hidden from family members. In other cases, medical conditions caused by a staff member’s negligence are disguised or blamed on an incident that did not occur.
If a resident is seriously injured or dies as a result of negligence, the resident or his or her family may be able to make a claim against the negligent facility. Proving nursing home malpractice is difficult and costly. Experts are needed in order to establish that the care and treatment rendered fell below the standard of care in the industry. It must also be established through expert testimony that the breach of the standard of care is what caused the resident’s injury or death.
Nursing home abuse attorney Ed Meade takes these cases personally. He believes nursing homes and long-term care facilities should be held accountable for the harm they cause to our senior citizens and the disabled. The Meade Law Firm represents the victims and families of those who have been subject to elder abuse and neglect at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Please call attorney Ed Meade today in order to schedule a free and confidential consultation. We want to help. (804) 377-2273.