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What You Need to Know About Proper Nursing Home Care:

When you place your loved ones in nursing homes or an adult care facility, it is with the best intentions in mind. We believe that the safest environment for our elderly or aging relatives is one that offers the constant care, controlled environment, and medical support that we cannot give them ourselves. However, not all nursing homes provide the care that they promise. Other facilities are simply negligent.

We want to hear your nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect issue and help you with your case. We believe that everyone, especially those in their golden years, should be treated with the greatest care and respect. We also believe that those who mistreat or harm the elderly patients in their care should be held accountable for their actions. We are recognized as one of the nation’s leading nursing home abuse trial law firms. Let us become your Wisconsin nursing home abuse lawyers.

Below are just a few of the nursing home abuse situations that Studinski Law, LLC has helped clients with in recent years:

  • Bedsores and pressure ulcers - Bedsores are not a normal part of nursing home life. They are easily preventable with attentive care, regular nursing, and a healthy diet. Pressure sores can be a sign of many different forms of neglect including physical or chemical restraints, malnutrition, and general negligence
  • Dehydration and malnutrition - Food and water are two very basic human needs, but not all nursing home residents are fed a healthy diet. Dehydration and malnutrition, especially in the elderly, can lead to serious health concerns and even death if not treated immediately.
  • Improper use of restraints - In nursing homes that are overcrowded or simply negligent, residents can be left restrained in their bed or wheelchairs for hours or days at a time. While this means less for attendants to worry about, it may lead to bedsores, infections, asphyxia, mental illness, and untold pain and suffering. Improper restraints can include anything from leg and arm straps to a tightly tucked-in sheet that prevents movement.
  • Chemical restraints - Another way for negligent adult care facilities to lighten their workload and shrug off responsibility is to restrain residents with high doses of drugs. This is a special concern for those suffering from mental illness or other behavioral problems who may be drugged into a stupor instead of cared for properly. Chemical restraints greatly lower quality of life and can lead to overdose deaths.
  • Positional asphyxia - While restraining nursing home patients, nursing home staff may use excessive or unneeded force, an act that can lead to positional asphyxiation. Other times, a resident may be placed in a position where they cannot move or breathe. In both cases, the nursing home may be responsible and find themselves faced with a wrongful death lawsuit

Our loved ones may not be able to stand up for themselves or even make their case clear to others. But you can act on his or her behalf to stop the abuse in nursing homes and negligence as well as receive justice and compensation for your pain or loss. Even if you aren't sure whether or not you have a case, we are here to listen to your story and help you better understand your options.

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In addition to nursing home abuse cases, Studinski Law, LLC has represented clients who have been mistreated or harmed in mental health facilities, drug treatment facilities, and facilities for the developmentally disabled. No matter what the situation, attorneys help you navigate the often confusing tangle of regulations, laws, and procedures that may impact your family's situation. We are an advocate you can rely upon and trust with your precious loved ones in the most delicate of situations.

Do you have additional questions? Contact us today at (715) 343-2850 or fill out the simple form below with your Wisconsin nursing home abuse questions or concerns. Our attorneys are here to help.

2810 Gilman Drive
Plover, WI 54467
phone: 715.343.2850
toll free: 855.343.2850
fax: 715.343.2803
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