Abuse, Neglect And Mistreatment In Memory Care Units
Seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive disorders require a special level of care. They are undoubtedly the most vulnerable population in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Because they may be suffering from confusion and disorientation, these residents are especially prone to wandering off and hurting themselves. Round-the-clock supervision — and placement in a secured memory care unit — is often necessary to keep them safe.
Sadly, the very facilities that are entrusted with their care sometimes betray that trust in the worst ways imaginable. They fail to monitor patients, leading to falls and elopements (wandering off). They neglect patients, resulting in life-threatening bedsores, infections, malnutrition and other horrors. They don’t protect patients from aggression or abuse at the hands of other residents. Or the staff members themselves inflict heinous abuse — physical, emotional or sexual — on unsuspecting patients who can’t stand up for themselves.
Overcoming Challenges To Obtain Justice
At Ford, Dean & Rotundo, P.A., we fight for justice on behalf of vulnerable residents. Our lawyers bring more than 40 years of experience to these heartbreaking cases. We have fought for those who have no voice — and won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, not to mention the priceless value of closure and accountability.
Getting answers in these cases can be especially difficult. Victims often don’t remember what happened. They may be susceptible to influence and pressured into keeping silent. Nonetheless, the physical evidence — such as unexplained injuries or suspicious circumstances — can paint a picture that speaks louder than words.
Our attorneys understand how to overcome challenges in these cases. We’ll conduct a thorough investigation to pinpoint wrongdoers and bring the truth to light.