Attorneys For People with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease and other similar illnesses which affect the mind can severely hinder a person’s ability to take care of themselves and dramatically alter their lifestyle. Those who suffer from memory conditions are often elderly individuals, and those whose families who no longer have the ability to care for them. Elderly dementia and Alzheimer’s patients are usually admitted to nursing homes and other assisted living communities. It is in these facilities that they are expected to be taken care of properly and tended to on a daily basis.
Unfortunately, many dementia sufferers, whether they live with at-home healthcare or are a resident of a nursing home, die or suffer injuries from preventable accidents.
Alzheimer’s and other dementias can severely damage not just a person’s memory, but their cognitive abilities and awareness levels as well. In 2013, according to the National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC, 84,767 people died from Alzheimer’s disease. Many of these deaths were due to circumstances caused by their impaired memory and cognitive abilities.
Dementia is a serious illness experienced by thousands of people. In nursing facilities, hospitals, or their very own homes, sufferers can easily be taken advantage of by caretakers and consequently suffer severe injury and death.
Those faced with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia require special help to not simply survive, but actually maintain a fairly normal and healthy lifestyle. When families hire at-home nursing care, or place their loved ones in assisted living facilities and nursing homes, they expect quality care and attention to be paid daily. Ensuring their loved ones’ safety is their primary concern.
Despite assurances that their family members will be well cared for, doctors, nurses, caretakers and hospitals often drop the ball on this responsibility because dementia patients are less likely to complain or understand what is going on around them. When any patient is injured due to this type of negligence, or because of outright abuse in some cases, the victim and their families are entitled to compensation for resulting pain, suffering, and medical bills.
Some instances which result in injury and death include disorientation, wandering, falls, bed sores, choking on medication, food, etc., or even intentional abuse. The pain and suffering caused by these situations can result in irreparable damage and significant medical expenses.
When You Are a Victim
If you or someone you love has Alzheimer’s disease, or another form of dementia, and has suffered at the hands of a caretaker or nursing home staff, your family may be entitled to compensation. Contact Shea Law Group, and we will help you obtain the justice you deserve. We never charge a fee unless we win your case. Receive a free initial consultation when you call us today at 1-877-365-0040.