Our Ann Arbor nursing home abuse lawyers represent nursing home residents and their families in lawsuits against nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other residential care facilities. There are strict laws and regulations to protect the safety and welfare of these residents. Unfortunately, nursing home patients do not always receive appropriate care and the results can be severe and are often deadly.
When an elderly person moves into a nursing home or assisted living facility, the family places a tremendous amount of trust in the facility and its staff. If the patient is injured or dies due to improper treatment and neglect, that person or his or her family should explore taking action against the facility.
Causes of Ann Arbor Nursing Home Abuse
Our expert nursing home attorneys pursue cases for many different causes of nursing home abuse and neglect. These include:
- Failure to turn or move immobile patients
- Failure to bathe patients
- Failure to supervise patients in baths and showers
- Failure to monitor nutrition and hydration/malnutrition
- Failure to use bed rails
- Verbal abuse of residents
- Failure to supervise patients
- Failure to train staff properly
- Patients wandering away from the facility
- Reduced staff-patient ratios
Ann Arbor Nursing Home Facilities
There are a number of skilled nursing care facilities in Ann Arbor. These include the following:
Heartland Health Care Center
|Glacier Hills Care & Rehabilitation
1200 Earhart Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Hillside Terrace Retirement Community
|Brookdale Ann Arbor
2190 Ann Arbor-Saline Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Ann Arbor Nursing Home Abuse Symptoms
At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., we recommend that families be alert to these signs of nursing home abuse:
- Medication errors
- Pressure sores and bed sores
- Infections, including gangrene
- Unexplained falls resulting in broken bones
- Fractures (frequently hips)
- Debicutus ulcers
- Withdrawal, failure to speak, or
- Unusual fears
- Residents wandering away from the facility
Legal Rights After An Ann Arbor Nursing Home Abuse Injury
Patients and their families can file civil lawsuits seeking money compensation for the injuries suffered due to nursing home neglect and abuse. In situations in which a patient dies due to the negligence of the facility, the family can file a Michigan wrongful death claim for the loss of their loved one.
No Fees Unless You Win An Ann Arbor Nursing Home Abuse Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a settlement. We also pay all case costs and expenses. If your case is unsuccessful for any reason whatsoever, you will owe us nothing. We put that in writing for you.
Contact Our Ann Arbor Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If a loved one has suffered abuse or neglect in an Ann Arbor nursing home, it is important you contact our law firm today at (800) 606-1717. We will listen to your story, get the medical records, and start working on your case immediately.