Standing Up For Victims Of Nursing Home Negligence
Do you suspect that your loved one’s injury, sudden decline or death traces back to nursing home negligence, neglect or abuse? Our knowledgeable lawyers can intervene to conduct a thorough investigation and hold the care facility accountable for failing to meet the appropriate standard of care.
Owen & Owen is a litigation firm in Gulfport with a reputation across southern Mississippi for integrity and results. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of our profession, and we believe that a long-term care facility owes that same duty to its patients, especially because of their vulnerability.
We have recovered damages against nursing homes and assisted living centers for our clients’ pain and suffering and for medical care to treat injuries or illness from medical negligence, elder neglect or elder abuse.
Proving Nursing Care Negligence Takes Skill
In Mississippi, the legal standard for nursing home negligence is akin to medical malpractice. In other words, we have to demonstrate that the standard of medical care was breached. If a patient was injured in a fall, for instance, was there a standing order on the medical chart that the person was to be assisted and escorted because of documented frailty and fall risk?
We have won damages for a range of nursing home cases: falls from bed or walking without assistance, bed sores from patient neglect, medication errors, malnutrition and dehydration.
Owen & Owen has the resources to hire experts such as nurse consultants or former nursing home administrators who can examine patient charts for evidence of substandard care. We also work with doctors and other experts to determine the appropriate compensation: extent of disability, costs of medical intervention and the impact on the victim’s quality of life or life expectancy.
Set Up A Consultation And Get The Assistance You Need
Contact us to arrange a consultation at 228-265-5109 or toll-free at 866-677-3165 with a proven and compassionate lawyer who can assess your grounds to sue and intervene immediately to improve the quality of your loved one’s care. We also welcome attorney referrals or co-counsel inquiries.