Nursing Home/Assisted Living Abuse
Cook, Hall & Lampros represents nursing home and assisted living facility residents and their families who are victimized by wrongful conduct by nursing home operators. Our lawyers are knowledgeable about healthcare regulation and the legal remedies provided specifically for victims of nursing home/assisted living abuse and neglect.
Nursing homes facilities are regulated by the federal government under the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA), 42 U.S.C. § 1395 – 1396 (1999). Under OBRA, state governments are responsible for licensing and certifying nursing homes in their states. In order for these facilities to receive Medicare or Medicaid, they must comply with OBRA provisions. State governments also are involved in the regulation of nursing homes facilities in addition to OBRA.
Lawyers representing victims of nursing home abuse and neglect must be familiar with OBRA and the applicable state laws that protect the elderly victims and their families:
- Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA)
- State-Specific Licensing and Regulation Laws
- Consumer Protection Acts
- Unfair Trade Practices Acts
- Medicare and Medicaid Regulations
- Common Law Negligence, Fraud, Battery, Breach of Contract
Likewise, numerous regulations govern assisted living and other long term care facilities. In addition to traditional common law obligations, these regulations provide an additional layer of protection for society’s more vulnerable members. Many of the regulations dictate the manner in which assisted living and other long term care facilities are run. These regulations include staffing requirements, facility requirements and other details important to the care and well being of the residents. Cook, Hall & Lampros lawyers are familiar with the intricacies and operation of the laws applicable to assisted living and other long term care facilities. If you, a family member or someone you know has been harmed due to neglect or abuse in an assisted living or other long term care facility, contact us.
Substandard care of nursing home/assisted living residents is a growing problem in the United States. These elderly residents are an especially vulnerable population. If not properly cared for, they are prone to a variety of health problems, including developing bed sores, becoming dehydrated or malnourished, and breaking bones from falling. These conditions can lead to serious health problems, and in some cases death.
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