When an elderly person is unable to care for him or herself, a nursing home is often times the best solution. While most of these homes do whatever it takes to ensure the comfort and safety of residents, there are always a few bad apples that spoil the bunch. And in this case, it is more than a bad apple. It is a nursing home that feels it is okay to abuse and/or neglect residents.
Since private companies own most nursing homes, safety measures are often times overlooked as a means of increasing profit. This often times leads to poor hires, not enough staff, and as a result, neglect and abuse can occur.
Do you get the feeling that a loved one is being neglected by the nursing home in which they are living? Here are a few common indicators:
- Poor hygiene
- Unexplained falls
- Inappropriate care
- Untreated health concerns, such as bedsores
- Unexplained weight loss
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Limited staff
- Medication errors
If nursing home abuse or neglect is a concern in your mind, the first thing you should do is take your loved one to another facility. From there, contact an experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in nursing home abuse and can protect the rights of your loved one.
When it comes to staying current with legal news, from recent settlements to industry changes, you need to know which sources you can and cannot rely on.
By visiting our blog on a regular basis, you know you will receive advice on a variety of matters related to personal injury topics. If you are seeking news stories, check out these three websites:
If legal news is truly what you are interested in reading, you owe it to yourself to visit these sites as often as possible. You will be provided with current news stories, archives, and so much more.
If you did not have the chance to stay current with our blog during the month of November, it is never too late to check out what you missed.
Last month, we provided a variety of tips related to personal injury lawsuits and other similar topics.
Here are five blog posts that you definitely want to read when you have the time to do so:
As you can see, we covered a variety of topics last month. After you check these out, be sure to stay current with the information and advice we will be bringing you in December.
As you compare personal injury lawyers in your local area, don’t be surprised when your list continues to grow by the minute. There are thousands of firms out there with many specializing in this area of the law.
It is important to carefully consider each and every option before making a choice. You are facing a difficult time in your life, but if you select the right attorney things can begin to turn around for you sooner than you ever believed possible.
If nothing else, a focus on these three areas can help you make an informed and confident decision:
- Experience and knowledge. Do you really want to hire an attorney with little to no experience? This can harm your chance of winning your case.
- Availability. Some personal injury law firms are so busy that they don’t have time for your case. However, they will take you on as a client and hope to fit you into the schedule. You don’t want your case to be pushed to the backburner. Find a law firm that has time for you.
- Past success. An attorney who has been successful with similar cases in the past is one you can trust to do the same for you in the near future.
Now are you beginning to realize the importance of careful consideration when choosing a personal injury attorney? If you live in the Boston area and find yourself seeking professional advice, contact us at your earliest convenience.
No matter if you are driving for pleasure or have somewhere to be, you know one thing to be true: there are likely to be other vehicles on the road. For this reason, there is always a chance that you could be involved in an accident.
It is important to remember one thing: a car accident can happen at anytime. No matter how safe you are trying to be, you never know what the other person is going to do.
To improve your chance of avoiding an accident, do your best to pay attention to everything going on around you at all times. Along with this, make sure you wear your seatbelt and that your vehicle’s safety features are in good working condition.
If you are unfortunate enough to be injured in an auto accident, the first thing you need to do is receive medical attention. There is nothing more important than your health, and you never want to forget this.
From there, it is within your rights to contact a personal injury attorney. With a legal team on your side, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries as well as other damages.
Nobody wants to be involved in a car accident, but this happens to people throughout every state, everyday of the week.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of another, you may qualify to receive compensation.
Every day throughout the country, people are unexpectedly involved in a personal injury accident. From a car accident to a slip and fall, you never know when you are going to be injured.
In many of these cases, the victim sustains physical harm. However, there is more to this than what can be seen on the surface.
Healing from physical injuries can be pushed along with the help of an experienced medical team. However, helping a victim emotionally heal can be just as challenging (if not more so).
Since treatment of physical and emotional injuries can be expensive, medical bills can begin to pile up in no time at all. For this reason, it is often times necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit. This puts the victim in position to receive compensation for a variety of damages, including injuries and lost wages among others.
Due to the complex nature of a personal injury lawsuit, contacting an experienced personal injury attorney is extremely important. Doing this as soon as possible will put you in position to heal, both physically and emotionally, as quickly as possible. Along with this, your attorney can answer all your questions while doing whatever it takes to protect your rights.
Traumatic brain injuries are often times the result of a car accident, slip and fall, or some other type of mishap.
These injuries can be among the most difficult to treat, not to mention the fact that diagnoses can be a challenge as well.
The best way to deal with this type of injury is to collaborate with an experienced, reputable neuropsychologist as well as a traumatic head injury attorney. By doing so, you know your health is being taken care of and that the legal aspects of your situation will be handled in an efficient manner.
There is nothing more important than receiving immediate attention for your injuries. A traumatic brain injury can cause:
- Chronic headaches
- Memory impairment
- Speech difficulties
- A variety of cognitive impairments
Once your treatment schedule is in place, your next priority is to contact a traumatic brain injury lawyer.
Over the years, we have handled cases related to every kind of head injury. No matter what type of accident you have been involved in, we are here to protect your rights and help you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be able to hire a personal injury attorney who can help you receive compensation for your injuries as well as other damages.
It goes without saying that your attorney will work on your behalf throughout the legal process, doing whatever it takes to get you the money you deserve. However, this is just one part of what your attorney brings to the table.
Here are three other things you can expect:
- Your attorney will be available to answer your questions, helping you better understand your case and how to move forward
- With an attorney on your side, you never have to deal with insurance companies or other third parties on your own – your legal team will handle all this for you
- Somebody to lean on when you are down and out, wondering what is going to happen next
It can be hard to realize just how much a personal injury attorney does for his or her clients until you speak with a professional one on one. For this reason, we urge you to contact our team as soon as possible. From there, you know you will be in good hands.
If you were busy last month and missed out on some of the content we posted to our blog, it is never too late to catch up.
Below are five of the most popular blog posts from October, all of which are worth reading in the near future:
From touching base with an experienced attorney for the first time to details on the steps to take if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, we are here to help.
During the month of November, you can expect additional blog posts touching on a variety of subjects. Be sure to check back often for fresh advice and tips.
There are not many things worse than being sexually harassed at your place of employment. Not only is this against the law, but it can make your work life very challenging.
It can be difficult to determine if you have been a victim of sexual harassment. For this reason, you need a qualified attorney on your side that can help you determine what happened and then decide how you should move forward.
Here are several examples of sexual harassment in the workplace:
- Sexual favors being requested in return for a promotion, pay raise, or some other perk
- Being touched in a sexual manner without your consent
- Other employees, including superiors or co-workers, making sexual comments to you or about you
Don’t Delay in Contacting an Attorney
In the state of Massachusetts, you only have 300 days from the most recent offense to file a claim. In other words, if you wait longer than 300 days you are unable to file a claim for sexual harassment. For this reason, it is essential to seek legal advice immediately if you feel you have been a victim.
By contacting the Law Offices of Joel H. Schwartz, P.C., you can be rest assured that you are in good hands.