Rhode Island Nursing Home Negligence

NURSING HOME ABUSE, NEGLECT & MISTREATMENT in Rhode Island

If you suspect a family member or an elderly loved one has suffered from abuse or neglect in a Rhode Island Nursing Home, you need an experienced and skilled Rhode Island Nursing Home Negligence Attorney to aggressively represent you.  Elder abuse in Rhode Island is an unfortunately, frequent occurrence.

The Law Office of Mandell Schwartz & Boisclair have fought on behalf of victims of nursing home or elder care abuse and neglect. Some common injuries that occur as a result of abuse or neglect include:

  • Malnutrition / malnourishment
  • Overmedication
  • Given the wrong / incorrect medication
  • Broken bones or fractures
  • Improper care, poor hygiene and skin care resulting in bed sores
  • Dehydration
  • Slip or Fall
  • Use of physical restraints beyond what is medically necessary
  • Undue influence over the resident’s finances
  • Intentional infliction of physical harm or unexplained injuries

Federal and state laws and regulations make clear that a resident who enters a Rhode Island Nursing Home without bedsores should not develop bedsores. Dehydration and malnutrition can result due to the nursing home’s failure to take the appropriate time and effort to feed the resident. Also, proper assessments and precautions must be taken to prevent falls from occurring.

Our Rhode Island Nursing Home Negligence attorneys are dedicated to sensitively and compassionately providing victims protection against abuse, neglect, and mistreatment by Rhode Island Nursing Home facilities. As with any Rhode Island Medical Negligence case, nursing home neglect or elder abuse cases require a significant amount of time and skill for proper development and handling. Our staff is prepared to devote the time and effort necessary to fully address every issue and concern of our clients. When allegations of wrongdoing are made against a caregiver or assisted living facility, we work hard to recover compensation for the victim.

What is ‘Rhode Island Nursing Home Neglect’?

Nursing home neglect in our state is the failure by a nursing home to provide the basic care that the facility is required by the State of Rhode Island to supply. Basic care means providing food, water, clothing, shelter, personal hygiene assistance, medicine and personal safety.

Indications of Nursing Home Neglect

Some of the indications of nursing home neglect include bedsores, pressure sores,  poor hygiene, and weight loss. If the Nursing Home is poorly maintained, the chances are that the care provided to residents will also be poor. Unexplained falls can also be a sign of neglect and failure to care for residents. Dehydration and malnutrition are frequent signs of neglect and failure to monitor food and liquid intake.

How We Can Help

The staff at Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair have for years helped families obtain justice for their loved ones who have been neglected in Rhode Island Nursing Homes.

If someone you love has suffered from nursing home neglect or abuse, our lawyers can help protect their rights and seek compensation for their injuries.

How You Can Help

Don’t be afraid to examine your loved one closely. It is okay to examine for bed sores, which commonly form at the base of the spine or backs of ankles — points on the body that are more likely to rub against a bed or wheelchair. You should also examine for unexplained bruises or other injuries.

If you’ve seen signs of nursing home staff negligence or abuse while visiting your loved one in a Rhode Island Nursing Home, call us and set up an appointment with one of our Rhode Island Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys.