OFFICE HOURS

MONDAY - FRIDAY:

8AM-5PM 

Closed for lunch: 12PM-1PM

ADDRESS

400 EAST BROADWAY, SUITE 308

BISMARCK, ND 58501

Blisslaw@blisslaw.com | 701.223.5769

Send us a message

While this website provides general information, it does not constitute legal advice. The best way to get guidance on your specific legal issue is to contact a lawyer. To schedule a meeting with attorney David Bliss, please call or complete the intake form above.

NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE

Pressure Sores, Malnutrition, Psychological and Physical Trauma

Owners, managers and caregivers of nursing homes owe it to their residents to operate long-term care facilities responsibly. All too often, profit-making and expediency take priority over proper standards of care, safety and simple human decency.

 

Time and again, we find that nursing home residents are injured because of understaffing, faulty hiring processes, failure to monitor, overmedication and other types of negligence which lead to:

  • Pressure sores, also known as bedsores

  • Dehydration and malnutrition

  • Skin tears, bruising or scalding

  • Broken bones, back injuries and head injuries resulting from falls

  • Psychological and physical trauma associated with sexual abuse of Alzheimer's patients and other elder residents of long-term care facilities

  • Infections and serious illnesses such as sepsis and pneumonia which often leads to the deaths of vulnerable aged and disabled residents

 

Elderly people and people with disabilities who reside in care facilities should not be subjected to injuries such as traumatic brain injury, burn injuries, bedsores or the indignities of sexual abuse. The injured and bereaved may file claims for compensation when nursing home abuse or neglect was the cause of a personal injury or wrongful death.

A nursing home abuse claim or lawsuit will not turn back the clock and undo the damage. However, a favorable outcome can bring about some degree of fairness through:

  • Financial resources to enable an injured person and, in some cases, his or her family to pay bills: hospital bills, increased care costs, funeral and burial costs

  • Compensation for intangible losses such as pain and suffering and loss of companionship

  • Impetus to change for a nursing home or care facility to improve and correct negligent processes and protocols

 

At Bliss Law Firm, we bring deeply held convictions to our representation of nursing home residents and their families when a loved one has been mistreated in a nursing home facility.