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New Orleans Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Ensure The Safety And Proper Care Of Your Elderly Family Members

Abuse of a senior citizen, in any form, is a disgrace.  Most people would think that the last place you would find elder abuse or negligence would be in a nursing home or long-term care facility – they would be wrong.

Nursing home abuse or negligence is so common in the U.S. these days that lawsuits are filed regularly against the operators and staff of nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

My name is Mike Gertler and I’m a New Orleans Nursing Home Abuse Attorney.  I’m also the managing partner with the Gertler Law Firm, a New Orleans Injury & Accident Law Firm.

It’s been my experience that many of the abuse and negligence cases that occur in nursing homes are the result of poor training and under-staffing.  The staff-to-patient ratio is poor and nurses are providing care in areas they are not properly trained in.

New Orleans families trust their loved ones to nursing homes and long-term care facilities.  It’s a travesty that many of these elderly patients have to endure the pain and humiliation that occur at these establishments.

According to the National Center of Elder Abuse, nursing home abuse and negligence can take many forms, including:

  • Physical Neglect – the failure to fulfill obligations and duties to an elderly patient;
  • Medical Neglect – the failure to treat an existing medical condition or discover a new condition;
  • Physical Abuse – the staff resorts to physical force that results in injury, physical pain or other impairment;
  • Sexual Abuse – non-consensual sexual contact;
  • Emotional or Psychological Abuse – verbal or nonverbal acts that cause pain, anguish or distress;
  • Abandonment – the staff abandons their responsibility of caring for a patient;
  • Financial or Material Exploitation – unlawful use of a patient’s assets or property.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Louisiana is a very real issue.  Elderly patients have suffered and died at nursing homes and long-term care facilities because of staff negligence or abuse.

In some cases, negligent actions by the staff can result in avoidable amputations, falls, broken bones, brain injuries and other serious injuries requiring immediate emergency medical care.  Many of these unfortunate events can be avoided with proper supervision and care.

If you are a victim of Nursing Home Neglect or Elder Abuse in New Orleans, or you suspect a family member is suffering due to such negligence or abuse, please call our office at 504-581-6411…. If the call is long distance, use our toll-free number at 877-581-6411.

Every nursing home abuse case is unique, and the only way to understand your legal options is to discuss the situation with an attorney.  We’d like to be the law firm that you contact.

Of course, the call or meeting is confidential – and absolutely FREE.

And if we pursue your nursing home negligence case, we operate on a contingency fee basis – meaning we do not charge for our legal services unless we secure a settlement or are successful in the courtroom.  You will also not have to pay for any costs or expenses related to your abuse case if there is no award or settlement.

Elder Abuse Attorney In New Orleans

I thank you for visiting our website…. and if you need the help of an experienced and successful New Orleans Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer, please do call.