Dementia Patient Accident
Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Elite Team of Lawyers and Paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Dementia Patients Who Suffered Serious Injuries Caused by Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse in Buffalo, New York.
According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), roughly 5.7 million people suffer from dementia throughout the United States. Dementia is a term used to describe a broad group of conditions and diseases characterized by symptoms such as the decline in memory, awareness, language, problem-solving and overall cognitive functioning. Approximately 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases can be contributed to Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, the substantial cognitive decline caused by dementia can be serious enough to disrupt daily functioning and the ability to perform even the most routine tasks.
Often dementia patients necessitate special assistance not only to maintain their health, but also just to stay injury-free and survive. Elderly individuals typically suffer dementia. When their loved ones are no longer capable of taking care of them, dementia patients are commonly placed in nursing homes. Families of dementia patients expect nursing homes to adequately care for their loved ones. Despite assurances that their relatives will be well cared for, nursing homes often neglect or even abuse their responsibilities. As a result, dementia patients at nursing homes and other assisted living communities can suffer serious injuries, or worse, caused by mostly preventable accidents. When dementia patients suffer unnecessary injuries resulting from negligence or abuse, victims and their families may be entitled to monetary compensation for resulting medical bills and pain and suffering.
Dementia patient accident victims and their families need the greatest personal injury attorney in Buffalo, New York fighting on their side. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has exclusively handled serious personal injury cases. Practicing law the Dietrich way, Jed is determined, disciplined and dedicated to obtaining the best possible result for your loved one’s dementia patient injury claim. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our team of highly experienced and top rated dementia patient accident injury attorneys in Buffalo, New York know how to properly and aggressively pursue nursing home accident injury claims. Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, TODAY at 716-839-3939 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you!
Nursing homes accept increased responsibilities upon admitting dementia sufferers. Dementia patients require extra attention and care because they are at greater risk of falling and enduring other accidents. Unfortunately, many dementia patients do not receive the treatment and care that they warrant. Some signs of neglect and carelessness that commonly lead to nursing home accidents include:
- Injuries: If a dementia patient has cuts, scrapes, burns, pressure marks, bruises or broken bones, they may have already suffered an accident. Further, the patient may be a victim of neglect or abuse, as these injuries could be caused by being hit, falling or insufficient movement.
- Poor hygiene: If your loved one has matted hair, old bedsheets, smells foul or is wearing unchanged clothes, this may indicate that he or she is not receiving basic necessary care.
- Emotional distress: Dementia patients can easily become withdrawn, experience severe depression, agitation or develop mood swings due to abuse or lack of adequate social interaction. Inadequate social interaction is another common sign of neglect.
- Deteriorating health: While health problems come with old age, a rapid decline in a patient’s health can be evidence of neglect or abuse. Health problems like bedsores, muscle weakness, malnutrition, weight loss or untreated illnesses all can be evidence that your loved one is not being properly cared for.
Every day the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. strives to provide the highest level of personal injury service to families of dementia patients who needlessly suffered injuries because of abuse or neglect at nursing homes in Western New York. Our team of highly experienced and top rated Buffalo, New York dementia patient accident injury attorneys fights for the compensation that your loved one deserves for the unnecessary injuries suffered due to nursing home accidents. View our Google 5 Star rating and our clients’ testimonials by clicking here.
DID YOUR LOVED ONE WITH DIMENTIA SUFFER A SERIOUS INJURY BECAUSE OF THEIR NURSING HOME’S NEGLECT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR ELSEWHERE IN NEW YORK STATE?
CALL BUFFALO, NEW YORK’S AGGRESSIVE, TENACIOUS AND HARDWORKING PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY, JED DIETRICH, ESQ., AND HIS TEAM AT 716-839-3939 TODAY TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
Dementia significantly destroys not just a sufferer’s memory and level of awareness, but also their communication and cognitive abilities. Especially in the later stages, dementia sufferers are likely to have serious difficulties communicating. Dementia patients may not comprehend what you are saying to them and are less capable of responding verbally. Nevertheless, they may still be capable of displaying their emotions through gestures, sounds or facial expressions. Dementia patients are less likely to complain about accidents, neglect or abuse. Therefore, it is important to communicate with them and ensure they are receiving adequate care and being treated properly. Below are some helpful tips for communicating with dementia patients:
- Maintain eye contact while communicating;
- Smile and talk in a friendly manner;
- Use non-verbal communication if necessary;
- Practice appropriate levels of physical contact to offer reassurance;
- Consider responding to the patient in the same manner that they respond to you;
- Continue talking even if you do not think that they can understand you; and
- Do not talk too fast, allow enough time for the patient to follow.
The pain and suffering caused by nursing home neglect, accidents or abuse can result in permanent injuries and substantial medical expenses. Nursing home negligence claims often involve various complicated medical and legal concerns; therefore, retaining an experienced personal injury attorney is vital to ensuring that your loved one receives the justice and cared he or she deserves.
Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his highly experienced, top rated and elite team of dementia patient accident injury attorneys in Buffalo, New York over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to compensate his clients for their serious injuries. We will fight for the compensation that your loved one deserves for all the injuries that he or she suffered. If a family member with dementia suffered an injury due to their nursing home’s negligence or abuse, call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939.
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!