St. Paul Elder Abuse Attorneys
When elderly family members are living in a nursing home or other care facility, most people assume that they are receiving the best treatment possible. Children and other loved ones trust that the institution is following approved protocols when caring for their parents, grandparents or other vulnerable persons.
Helping the Injured Since 1981
When the care facility causes an injury, illness or death by failing to provide proper treatment, it may be held liable. At the St. Paul law firm of Swor & Gatto, P.A., our lawyers help families seek payment for injuries and illnesses caused by nursing home abuse or neglect. We seek financial recovery that can allow our clients to live out their remaining years comfortably. Our Minnesota attorneys have been helping injured people and their families since 1981. We know how to evaluate cases quickly and advise clients about their best course of action.
Causes of Nursing Home Injuries
Our attorneys handle nursing home injury cases involving:
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Physical and sexual abuse by staff
- Improper medication
- Lack of supervision of residents and patients
- Transfer injuries
- Lack of hygiene and bedsores
Incidents such as these can lead to broken bones, head injuries, burns, loss of use of limbs and complications of existing conditions. Because victims of nursing home abuse or neglect are usually frail or already ill, their negligent treatment often leads to worsening of the pre-existing condition.
Holding Nursing Homes Responsible Is an Investment in the Future
The number of people living in retirement communities, assisted living facilities and nursing homes will only increase as the population ages. It is important for residents and their families to make sure that care facilities adhere to the standards of care required by their licenses. This will not only help people currently living in these institutions but will protect families and their loved ones in the future.
Contact Our St. Paul and Minneapolis Nursing Home Injury Attorneys
We invite you to schedule a free consultation to learn how the St. Paul lawyers at Swor & Gatto can help you and your family after an incident of elder abuse. Contact us at 651-454-3600 or complete our intake form today. If you cannot come to us, we will come to you.
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