Both Massachusetts and Federal laws provide patients with certain rights when staying at a nursing home. Nursing homes need to provide their residents a safe and clean environment, the right to proper medical care, the right to make decisions about medical care, and daily attention free from abuse and neglect.
Nursing home neglect has been defined in 105 CMR 155.003 as a failure to provide goods and services necessary to avoid physical harm, mental anguish or mental illness. In determining whether or not neglect has occurred, the following standards shall apply.
A patient or resident has been neglected if:
- An individual has failed to provide appropriate care, treatment or service to the patient or resident; and
- The individual’s failure to provide the treatment, care or service to the patient or resident is either intentional or the result of carelessness; and
- As a result of the failure to provide treatment, care or service, the individual has failed to maintain the health or safety of the patient or resident, as evidenced by harm to the patient or resident, or a deterioration in the patient or resident’s physical, mental or emotional condition.
VICTIM OF NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT?
Nursing home neglect often includes wrongful death, fractures, broken bones, slip and falls, malnutrition, significant weight loss, verbal abuse, physical abuse, failure to provide proper personal hygiene, failure to provide sufficient medical attention, failure to prevent bed sores or failure to protect patients or residents from hazards. The Law Offices of Jason M. Ranallo, P.C. is committed to aggressively and compassionately represent victims and their families in all nursing home abuse and neglect matters.
Attorney Jason Ranallo helps individuals who were injured by nursing home neglect and abuse. You can rest assure having the Law Offices of Jason M. Ranallo, P.C. working for you puts your case in the hands of an experienced, knowledgeable, aggressive and compassionate attorney who knows how to get results. He and his office will provide you with the personal attention and skill that each case needs. We will handle every aspect of your nursing home and neglect case, including going to trial if a full and fair settlement agreement cannot be reached.
If you or a loved one was injured because of nursing home neglect or abuse, call the Law Offices of Jason M. Ranallo, P.C. today at 781-344-6200 or contact the firm online to schedule a free consultation to review your case. For your convenience, home, hospital, evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. Let us show you what our knowledge, experience, and skills can do for you or your loved one. Call or contact us today. Your case will always be our top priority!