Nursing homes are responsible for providing safe and caring living spaces for some of the most vulnerable members of society, including the elderly and people with serious illnesses and physical disabilities.
But most nursing homes are also private businesses, and that means they’re built and run for one major purpose: generating profits. The pursuit of profits means that some nursing homes are dangerous for residents due to cost-cutting measures, such as understaffing, hiring underqualified staff members, and providing inadequate training for employees.
A Roanoke nursing home abuse lawyer at Skolrood Law Firm is dedicated to holding negligent nursing homes and their ownership/management teams accountable for harm suffered by residents due to abuse and neglect. Moving a loved one into a nursing home can be difficult for everyone in your family, but worrying about him or her being abused or neglected should never be a concern.
Nursing home residents in Virginia are granted many rights, including the right to dignity, the right to self-determination, the right to be fully informed of medical care and health status, the right to raise grievances, and many more. When residents are abused or neglected, many of those rights are violated.
Our law firm has zero tolerance for nursing homes that violate the rights of residents and the trust of their family members who pay big sums of money to provide them with what’s supposed to be a safe place to live. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation. It’s our goal to fight to get you and your loved one the compensation you deserve.