West Virginia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
As loved ones get older it often becomes harder to attend to them or provide
them with the quality, consistent and ongoing care they require. In cases
such as this, it is not uncommon for family members to move a loved one
into a nursing home so they can be looked after, attended to, and given
the respect and care they deserve. There are instances, however, where
nursing home staff does not provide the services they agreed to or were
expected to provide.
Abandonment is one such instance and is considered
nursing home abuse. As nursing homes are responsible for attending to and looking after their
residents, any instance where a resident has been abandoned or left to
have to fend for themselves is an instance of abuse. Residents should
never be left without access to food, water, shelter, medical care and
other fundamentals. A nursing home employee should always be available
and easily accessible if the resident needs them.
Lack of staff, inadequately trained staff and insufficient monitoring systems
are all reasons nursing homes have used to try and explain away instances
of abandonment. None of those reasons, however, justify abandoning someone
and putting their life at risk. Whether the individual was abandoned in
their room or in some other part of the nursing home facility, or they
were abandoned in a public setting, does not matter. What does matter
is that they were abandoned, despite the nursing home being charged with
If you suspect or a loved one tells you they have been abandoned by a nursing
home employee, you should immediately contact a West Virginia personal
injury attorney. It is essential to the safety and well-being of your
loved one that you are aware of, alert to, and report any signs of abandonment or other
types of injuries caused as a result of nursing home abuse.
Nursing Home Abuse Attorney in West Virginia
The Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC is has been recognized by the National Law
Journal, American Lawyer Media's Law, U.S. News, and Martindale-Hubbell.
They have also been featured in the New York Times, Reader's Digest,
GQ Magazine, Men's Journal, ESPN and numerous national insurance journals.
In addition to their many accolades, the firm remains committed to providing
their clients with the kind of attention to detail, thorough investigation
and aggressive representation they deserve.
Regardless of who they are up against, the attorneys at the firm are intent
on keeping their clients' interests and rights protected. With over
125 cases resulting in verdicts and settlements upwards of one million
dollars each, their success record speaks for itself. If you suspect a
loved one has been abandoned, at one point or another, by the nursing
home charged with their care,
you need to
contact a West Virginia nursing home abuse lawyer at the firm right away.