Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Nursing home abuse is a growing concern in Massachusetts. Offenders take advantage of the weakest members of our society, who often cannot speak up for themselves to ask for help. If you suspect your loved one is a victim of abuse in Hampden County or Hampshire County, a Springfield, MA, nursing home abuse lawyer can help. By teaming up with an experienced elder abuse attorney, you can hold the providers accountable.

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Here are some of the top reasons our clients choose our nursing home abuse lawyers:

  • Free consultations;
  • Personalized and compassionate legal representation;
  • Three decades of protecting injured parties’ rights;
  • Recovering in some cases at least five times the insurance companies’ original offer; and
  • Convenient location in historic downtown Springfield.

If you are looking for the right law firm to passionately advocate for your nursing home abuse case in Springfield, choose Cava Law Firm. There is no need to seek justice alone. We believe an unethical party should not violate your trust and traumatize your loved one without consequences.

Call (413) 737-3430 or (413) 781-CAVA (2282) for a free consultation. Learn how our nursing home abuse lawyers can help.

What Is Nursing Home Abuse in Massachusetts?

When nursing home abuse occurs in Massachusetts, it may involve various types of negligent, reckless, and intentional actions, including the following:

  • Physical assault, such as shaking, pushing, and punching;
  • Over- and under-medication;
  • Unreasonable use of physical or chemical restraints;
  • Verbal and emotional abuse;
  • Failure to monitor;
  • Failure to provide care;
  • Unsanitary facilities;
  • Inadequate security; and
  • Financial abuse and fraud.

Many of these acts are capable of causing the serious injury and death of nursing home residents. None of them are acceptable under any circumstances. In fact, the law criminalizes elder abuse and provides victims and their families with powerful civil remedies.

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

When you visit your loved one — which you should do on a regular basis to detect signs of nursing home neglect and abuse — keep an eye out for the following red flags:

  • Unexplained injuries, such as cuts and bruises;
  • Unexplained personality and mood changes;
  • Filthy clothing and personal effects;
  • Lack of personal hygiene; and/or
  • Disheveled room.

These and other signs are not normal in nursing homes and should never occur. If you notice any of them, you are strongly encouraged to investigate further.

Cava Law Firm holds nursing homes to account for every cent of damages they owe our clients.

Our Elder Abuse Attorneys Recover Compensation

Money probably is not the first thing on your mind. Your loved one’s safety surely is your primary concern. However, one way to start recovering from the abuse is to hold the abusers accountable. The compensation you receive can help support you and help your loved one receive the proper care they deserve.

Our nursing home abuse attorney has a track record of recovering damages. We will do what we can to ensure the malicious behavior does not go unchecked. Elder abuse should never occur — you and your family deserve better.

Call (413) 737-3430 or (413) 781-CAVA (2282) to learn how we can fiercely advocate for your rights and help recover the damages you are entitled to.

Frequently Asked Questions

Suspected nursing home abuse is serious and raises many questions. Here are some things you might be wondering about.

What qualifies as a nursing home abuse claim?

Nursing home abuse falls under medical malpractice in Massachusetts. You will qualify if you have sufficient evidence to show the nursing home is committing medical malpractice, negligence, neglect, or abuse.

In Massachusetts, nursing board regulations define abuse. The abuse may be physical, mental, sexual, or emotional harm.

A Springfield, MA, nursing home abuse lawyer can analyze your claim to see if it qualifies.

How long do I have to sue for nursing home abuse?

In most cases, Massachusetts victims of nursing home abuse have a three-year statute of limitations; legal action for damages must occur within this time. Certain situations may see the statute of limitations tolled or paused, such as cases involving fraud or the covering up of abuse or neglect.

What are damages?

The term “damages” refers to the categories of compensation available to a victim in a legal case. In cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect, victims may seek all manner of economic and non-economic damages, such as:

  • Hospital and medical bills;
  • Lost income and employment;
  • Pain and suffering; and/or
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish.

Punitive damages may even be available when the conduct is particularly egregious, such as intentionally abusive behavior and neglect. Whatever you or your loved one are entitled to, you can trust Cava Law Firm to fight to recover every penny.

What should I do if I suspect nursing home abuse?

If you believe that your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home, you have the opportunity to save them from further harm. Even if your concerns turn out to be unfounded, you will have the peace of mind that comes from investigating a potential problem.

Once you believe that nursing home abuse is occurring, you must act quickly and according to the circumstances. If your loved one is in imminent danger of harm or death, calling the police may be the only reasonable first step. You should also alert the leadership of the nursing home facility. Their failure to take action may lead to liability on their part if they do nothing.

Finally, consulting with an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer will give you the direction and representation you need to recover the damages your loved one deserves.

Contact our office for more answers to your nursing home abuse questions. An experienced nursing home abuse lawyer is ready to take your call.

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We Have Recovered Millions for Our Clients in Springfield, MA

Our goal is to seek the maximum compensation awards for our clients to reduce any financial strain caused by their injuries. You can rest assured that our skilled legal team will fight to protect your rights to fair compensation while offering compassionate service.

Call Cava Law Firm to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced nursing home abuse attorney: (413) 737-3430 or (413) 781-CAVA (2282).

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