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Was Your Loved One Hurt In A Nursing Home?

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When you entrust the care of a family member to a nursing home, you rely on the staff to provide loving and competent care. Unfortunately, assisted living facility and nursing home abuse and neglect are common. The primary element contributing to this problem is corporate greed. Nursing homes are owned by large corporations that are focused on profits, while nursing home aides are among the lowest paid workers in our community. Administrators trim budgets by taking shortcuts on new hire background checks, training, supervision, and maintaining staffing levels. Nurses in nursing homes are responsible for far too many patients, so critical care is provided by unqualified staff.

At James L. Arruebarrena, L.L.C., our New Orleans, Louisiana, personal injury law firm, we are committed to protecting the rights of senior members of our communities. If you know of an elderly resident or a vulnerable adult injured through nursing home negligence, please contact our office to speak with lead attorney Jim Arruebarrena. Jim will explain what remedies are available and help you determine how to proceed.

Our New Orleans lawyers represent clients in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Houma, Kenner, New Iberia, and throughout the Louisiana Gulf Coast. We are prepared to help you with a wide variety of nursing home abuse and elder neglect claims, including those involving:

  • Bedsores (pressure sores, decubitus ulcers) resulting from dehydration, failure to turn a bedridden patient at regular intervals, or poor hygiene
  • Fractures, including broken hips, resulting from falls from bed, falls transferring to wheelchairs, trip and fall and slip and fall accidents caused by slippery or unsafe surfaces
  • Refusal to allow a patient to see his or her own physician
  • Sexual assaults, violent attacks, and emotional abuse by nursing home staff or other residents
  • Failure to screen residents for sex offenders
  • Refusing family members access to records

If you are responsible for the safety and care of an elderly relative, or if you are concerned about the rights of a nursing home patient who has suffered a serious injury, contact our New Orleans office to arrange a free and confidential consultation and case evaluation. Attorney Jim Arruebarrena will explain how to protect the patient and what compensation may be available.