West Virginia has the third oldest population in America. Placing a family member in a nursing home is a difficult decision. Families depend on nursing homes to provide competent care to their loved ones. Unfortunately, nursing homes frequently cut corners and cause injuries to patients. When a loved one is injured in a nursing home, you need an experienced lawyer.
Nursing homes are required to follow the standard of care. That is, a nursing home must provide reasonable and prudent care and take step to prevent foreseeable injuries. Many of the following injuries in nursing homes are preventable:
- Medication errors
- Bed sores
- Broken bones
- Sepsis or blood infection
- Urinary tract infection
- Physical Abuse
Many of the incidents are caused by understaffing. Nursing homes are required to hire sufficient staff to care for their patients. Nursing homes frequently try to save money and do not hire enough employees. Nursing homes also hire employees who are inexperienced or unqualified.
Hiring an experienced nursing home lawyer is important. As medical malpractice lawyers, our job is to prove that the nursing facility was contracted to provide care to your loved one, that the nurse and/or facility failed to provide such care and as a result, your loved one sustained injuries or even death.
In West Virginia, state and federal laws protect nursing home residents. While West Virginia agencies are responsible for investigating reports of abuse, the agency may be slow to take action or not take action at all. At Salango Law, PLLC, we take action immediately. We understand that pursuing a claim against a nursing home can take an emotional toll on the family and loved one and will assist you through the process while also providing the support that you need.
The law firm of Salango Law, PLLC has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. We have the experience necessary to take on the healthcare provider, doctor, nurse, and nursing home to make sure that justice is served.
Contact our experienced nursing home team. Salango Law, PLLC is here to help and get results.
If you or a loved one was injured as a result of nursing home negligence, call the experienced Charleston nursing home neglect lawyers at Salango Law, PLLC. Our dedicated team reviews cases throughout West Virginia and will review your claim for free. Please call (304) 342-0512 today for a free consultation. Salango Law, PLLC serves Charleston, Beckley, Clarksburg, Huntington, Morgantown, and all of West Virginia.