Omaha Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Fight for Justice with Our Omaha Injury Lawyers
When you place a loved one in the care of a nursing home, you should expect their needs will be met and they will be cared for as promised. Unfortunately, negligence, mistakes and outright indifference in nursing homes can result in painful and life-changing injury or death to a vulnerable resident. Although many state and federal regulations, such as the Nebraska Nursing Home Act, have been established to protect the elderly in these settings, serious violations occur every single day in nursing homes which tragically compromise the health, well-being and lives of our state’s oldest residents.
At Carlson & Burnett, Attorney Rich Hitz is one of Nebraska’s most recognized and respected leaders in the area of elder abuse and nursing home negligence litigation. Both in and out of the courtroom, Rich has led the charge to create an environment where substandard care in nursing homes will not be tolerated. Rich frequently addresses audiences around the state on nursing home neglect issues. Rich also leads educational seminars for other lawyers in an effort to increase professional awareness and understanding of these important elder neglect issues.
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Nursing Home Abuse Injuries
Nebraskans should be proud of the care our elderly residents receive in nursing homes throughout our state. However, all too often, we are contacted by family members who were surprised to discover that basic nursing home care was not delivered and a disaster occurred. Nursing home abuse and negligence comes in many different forms.
Our Omaha nursing home abuse lawyers represent clients who have suffered from the following:
- Bed sores, pressure sores and decubitus ulcers
- Unsupervised wandering and elopement from secured areas
- Unexplained or avoidable falls
- Physical or sexual assault
- Medical errors or mistakes
- Clogged breathing tubes or broken medical equipment
- Choking deaths
We expect the medical staff at a nursing home will treat our loved ones with the utmost care and provide them with the medical treatment and services they need. Unfortunately, when nursing home abuse and negligence occurs, families are left alone to deal with the consequences.