We expect nursing homes and other institutional care facilities to provide a safe environment for the people who live there. Unfortunately, this trust can be broken if abuse or neglect occurs. If the abuse or neglect results from poor supervision, inadequate staffing or training, or a lack of commitment to the standard of care that an aged or disabled resident needs, your family may have a claim for damages based on negligence.
The personal injury attorneys at Hudson & Castle advise and represent clients in lawsuits for damages against nursing homes, assisted living centers and other residential care facilities. If you are concerned about the welfare of an elderly or vulnerable loved one who might be suffering from abuse or neglect in a nursing home, we can help. Our attorneys have over 90 years combined experience dealing with these types of claims and can provide you with the best legal representation to help you achieve justice.
Examples of the injuries that can result from abuse or neglect at a nursing home or other care facilities include the following:
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Serious stage 3 or stage 4 pressure sores, bedsores, or other symptoms of decubitus
- Infections or illnesses caused by unsanitary building conditions or inadequate assistance with personal hygiene
- Medication errors such as failure to administer prescription drugs, improper dosing of medications, or failure to take drug interactions into account
- Falls and fractures resulting from unattended or unsupervised walks through hallways or the facility grounds
- Physical or sexual assault by employees or other residents
- Wandering off
Our familiarity with the investigation and proof of claims against nursing homes in cases of neglect or mistreatment, can help you hold accountable those responsible for a loved one’s injury.
Well known and respected by their colleagues in the legal profession, attorneys Bruce Hudson and Ben Castle will work to achieve justice for you and your family.
Bruce has been designated a Delaware Super Lawyer® by Philadelphia magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates. Bruce is also listed in Best Lawyers in America and was chosen by the National Trial Lawyers as one of its Top 100 Lawyers from 2011 to the present. He has served twice as president of the Delaware Trial Lawyer Association, and is one of only two Delaware attorneys who are board certified by the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Ben Castle is the only Delaware-based attorney in The Inner Circle of Advocates – an invitation-only organization recognizing 100 of the best plaintiff lawyers in America. For the past 20 years, Ben has been named a “Best Lawyer.” Ben is also a past president of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association. Hudson & Castle has been designated a “Top Law Firm” for 2013 – present by US News and World Report.
You can trust Hudson & Castle with your nursing home injury claim. We approach each case ethically, honorably, and skillfully, beginning with a free consultation, continuing with the convenience of flexible appointments, and finally, charging you nothing unless we win or settle. We also handle cases on behalf of our clients who are Delaware residents but have been injured in nearby Pennsylvania. Please call Hudson & Castle at 302-428-8800 (Monday-Friday, 8:30am- 5:00pm, ET), or use this convenient contact form, and someone will soon be in touch with you.