Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing home falls leading to fractures and other significant injuries

Nursing Homes have a duty to protect their residents. Frequently residents will become patients and be at high risk for falls as a result of underlying medical conditions (emotional or physical) or medication that impacts their ability to walk and/or their balance. Frequently these falls are preventable if the proper care is being administered. Nursing homes must implement fall prevention procedures for these patients to prevent injuries such as fractures to their hip, pelvis, femur, skull, elbow or wrist. These patients are also at risk for suffering a head injury in a fall which can lead to a concussion, subdural hematoma or brain bleed, which may lead to significant morbidity or death. If you or a loved has suffered injuries due to falling in a nursing home, contact the experienced lawyers at the Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria, to evaluate your case at no cost to you.

Nursing home neglect leading to bed sores, pressure sores, or decubitus ulcers

Nursing Homes have a duty to properly assess and render care for their residents to prevent the onset or development of bed or pressure sores or decubitus ulcers which may lead to significant morbidity or death. If you or a loved one has suffered bed sores, pressure sores, or decubitus ulcers caused by a nursing home's neglect, the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria are here to serve you and evaluate your case at no cost to you.

Nursing home neglect leading to malnutrition or dehydration

Nursing Homes have a duty to provide adequate nutrition and hydration to their residents. Their failure to properly monitor and assess a resident's vital signs, their potassium levels, caloric intake and hydration may lead to significant morbidity or death. If you or a loved one has suffered dehydration or malnutrition from a nursing home, the experienced lawyers at the Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria will evaluate your loved one's care to determine whether there is a legal case and, if so, will take your case on a contingency basis, such that you will not have to pay attorney fees unless compensation is obtained for you.

Nursing home failure to provide adequate health care

Nursing Homes have a duty to provide good quality health care to their residents. A failure to properly monitor a patient's condition or failure to promptly notify a physician of changes in a resident's condition or of a fall or injury may lead to significant morbidity or death. Further, all residents must be timely provided access to emergency medical care when necessary. Medications also must be carefully administered in accurate dosages and in a timely fashion as any errors in the administration of medication or unnecessary sedation may lead to further morbidity or death. If you or a loved one has suffered due to improper health care by a nursing home, the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria are available to handle your case.

Nursing home failure to properly supervise residents

Nursing Homes have a duty to implement protective measures to protect residents who may suffer from dementia or Alzheimer's disease from wandering off the premises and thereby becoming lost, injured or killed due to their own lack of judgment. Further, Nursing Homes have a duty to protect their residents from the intentional acts of other residents and any others which may constitute physical or sexual abuse. If you or a loved one suffered injuries or a person has died or a person was sexually abused as a result of inadequate supervision in a nursing home, then contact the lawyers at the Law offices of Diana Santa Maria for a free consultation and evaluation of you or your loved one's rights. We have successfully handled these cases and will take your case on a contingency basis so there is no financial expenditure due from you unless compensation is obtained.