Nursing Home and Assisted Living Abuse and Neglect

Although nursing home and assisted living residents require the help and care of others, their dignity and treatment should not be compromised. We recognize that the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility is an emotional choice founded on the promise of improved quality of life, care and treatment. When this trust and care are breached, our team seeks justice for this defenseless population.

Motley Rice attorneys have developed a comprehensive, aggressive approach to combating abuse and neglect. On a daily basis, we strive to protect the rights of residents who have suffered from poor treatment, neglect and abuse in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. We work toward accountability, compensation and change on behalf of long-term care residents.

If you or someone you know is interested in seeking legal recourse for injuries that may be a result of nursing home or assisted living abuse or neglect, contact attorney Kimberly Barone Baden by email or call +1 800.768.4026.

Common Injuries

Abuse and neglect can take many forms at a nursing home or assisted living facility. The most common injuries, many of which can lead to wrongful death, include:

  • decubitus ulcers (also known as pressure sores or bed sores)
  • malnutrition and dehydration
  • physical, emotional, sexual or verbal abuse 
  • fractures from repeated falls or traumatic brain injuries
  • wandering or elopement

Because residents may have limited abilities to communicate, it is important to stay involved and monitor your loved one's care to identify potential signs of abuse or neglect.

Protecting Nursing Home and Assisted Living Residents

There are federal and state regulations that govern the rights of nursing home residents and state regulations that govern the rights of assisted living residents. These regulations are designed to protect residents from abuse and neglect.

At Motley Rice, we understand the intricacies of this area of litigation and have experience working with the complex regulations governing nursing homes and assisted living facilities. We also utilize nationally recognized experts and employ a full-time legal nurse consultant with over 35 years of nursing experience including 25 years in long-term care.