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Nursing Home Malpractice

Some of the most difficult choices people must make for their loved ones as they age is whether and when to place them in a nursing home.  At Cooper Law Group, PLLC, attorney Jeffrey Cooper understands that as care needs increase oftentimes people have no choice but to start looking into alternative options.  Nursing homes are essential to our system of health care to meet the needs of the elderly. And Jeffrey is here to help ensure that the elderly are properly protected and that nursing homes face significant consequences when they fall short.

Although long-term care facilities have greatly improved over the last decade or so, not all nursing homes are equal and everyone is capable of providing substandard care. Examples of cases that Cooper Law Group, PLLC has handled involving nursing home malpractice include:

  • Failure to implement or follow care plans
  • Improper use of physical restraints
  • Improper administration of medications especially behavior-modifying medications like Benadryl
  • Failure to transfer to the hospital
  • Inadequate fall prevention
  • Mismanagement of pressure ulcers and skin tears
  • Inadequate nutritional support
  • Negligent hiring of staff
  • Failure to supervise residents and staff
  • Wrongful death

It is easy to feel guilty after a loved one suffers harm in a nursing home.  At Cooper Law Group, PLLC, nursing home malpractice attorney Jeffrey Cooper knows that these are sensitive matters, to begin with, and he does not second guess or belittle his client’s decisions to rely on such facilities for care. Rather, he understands the practical realities of needing full-time caregivers and he uses his resources to help ensure that every resident receives the best possible care in the most comfortable setting. When a nursing home fails to abide by a standard of care or violates the rights of one of its residents, he is here to make sure the resident is compensated and the home is held accountable. Call 203-902-0848 or contact Jeffrey Cooper online for a free consultation.