The sad reality is that as people age, their conditions, both mental and physical, eventually diminish. Although there are exceptions of course, for many of the elderly, when they enter their golden years of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, there will inevitably come a point in time when they are no longer able to care for themselves. Many of the day to day tasks we take for granted, preparing meals, running errands, cleaning the house, even bathing and using the facilities, often becomes very difficult or impossible for the elderly.
Some of the elderly are fortunate to have family and friends who live near enough that they are able to take care of them. Other families are financially stable enough to bring in caregivers to take care of them. Other families, however, may ultimately decide that the best place for their loved one is a nursing home.
While we all expect medical professionals, whether they are nurses, doctors, or aides, to make every effort to assure that a satisfactory standard of care is applied to everyone in a nursing home, the reality is that sometimes is not the case. And these conditions may be overlooked if not noticed by a family or friend visiting the victim.
At the Johnson Law Firm, LLC, we understand the importance of protecting your loved one. And if somewhere were to happen to your loved one, you would most certainly want justice to prevail and those guilty of neglect, medical malpractice or a wrongful death to pay accordingly. Our firm works hard with all our clients to assure that in the event of a tragedy, that justice is served and the family of the victim of nursing home neglect is properly compensated for the neglect and abuse of others.