...nursing home abuse is making headlines on an ongoing basis. And, despite the headlines nursing home abuse has garnered, news of elder abuse continues, as can be seen with this case.
(PRWEB) January 22, 2013
Parker Waichman LLP has long fought for the rights of nursing home residents and is hoping to use recognition of its work by VerdictSearch to again advise the public to of some of the more common signs of nursing home abuse, such as bedsores, weight loss, and unexplained bruises and injuries.
Parker Waichman LLP, a renowned, national law firm is an expert in a broad array of personal injury types, and is specifically dedicated to protecting the rights of nursing home abuse and neglect victims. The firm is also very pleased to announce that its attorney, Justin Varughese, has been named in VerdictSearch’s Top New York Settlements of 2012 after winning a settlement of $325,000 in a nursing home negligence lawsuit. Varughese is one of the firm’s team of nursing home attorneys.
Varughese won the settlement in this case on behalf of the estate of a nursing home resident who died due to improper treatment of an ingrown nail which led to infection and eventual amputation of her leg. The lawsuit alleged that, due to the negligence of the nursing home staff, the Plaintiff suffered disfigurement, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life prior to her death. This is just one example of the many types of nursing home abuse cases the firm and Varughese routinely handle.
Varughese is experienced in multiple practice areas, including medical malpractice, product liability, automobile accidents, and general and personal injury negligence litigation, in addition to nursing home negligence litigation.
“The senior population is larger than ever and, with this group living longer, their care has become significantly more important. The elderly are among our most vulnerable citizens and many are being faced with the very difficult decision of placing older loved ones in nursing homes,” says Justin Varughese. “Even worse, nursing home abuse is making headlines on an ongoing basis. And, despite the headlines nursing home abuse has garnered, news of elder abuse continues, as can be seen with this case.”
Long an advocate for the nursing home residents, Parker Waichman LLP offers free legal consultations to nursing home abuse and neglect victims as well as their families and is alerting the public to some of the typical signs of nursing home abuse that are often overlooked by caretakers, such as:
- Weight loss
- Bruises and injuries with an unknown origin
- Inattentive staff
Bedsores, or “pressure sores,” occur when someone is left in one position for too long without being repositioned. The prolonged pressure on one spot slowly wears away at the skin and muscles, which may lead to tissue death and infection, very painful and dangerous conditions. Typical bedsore areas include the back, buttocks, elbows, hips, knees, feet, and heels.
At first, the bedsore appears as a red area that does not fade after removing the pressure; as the sore worsens, it may look like a blister or an abrasion. In more advanced stages, the skin often appears black. Elder abuse is a devastating indignity that attacks these defenseless members of our society on all levels: Physical, emotional, chemical, financial, medical, and sexual. Sadly, neglect and abuse are becoming more and more commonplace. If you visit a loved one at a nursing home and notice signs of bedsores, weight loss, unexplained bruises and other injuries, frequent falls, inattentive staff, or any other type of abuse call Parker Waichman LLP immediately.
Parker Waichman LLP offers free legal evaluations to the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect, as well as their families. If someone you love was victimized by a negligent nursing home, please visit our nursing home abuse and negligence website. Free lawsuit evaluations are also available by calling 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).
About Parker Waichman LLP
Parker Waichman LLP is a leading personal injury law firm that represents plaintiffs nationwide. The firm has offices in New York, New Jersey, Florida and Washington, D.C. For more than two decades, Parker Waichman LLP has assisted thousands of clients in receiving fair compensation due to the negligence of others and injuries resulting from defective drugs, medical devices and other products.
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