If you trust a nursing home or an assisted living facility to care for a family member or loved one and you suspect abuse, neglect, or some sort of mistreatment, speak with a nursing home lawyer right away. Placing a family member or a loved one in a nursing home is quite difficult. However, people often have no choice because they are unable to provide the level of care that is needed for an individual that is at a nursing home. Unfortunately, abuse, neglect, and mistreatment of the elderly and nursing home patients is a common occurrence. This growing issue affects thousands of elderly citizens every year in Reston, VA.
If it can be shown that a nursing home or its employees have acted negligently towards one of their patients, they may be held liable towards the patients. Damages from nursing home abuse and neglect lawsuits may include medical bills, pain and suffering, disability, and in some cases even punitive damages.