Medical Malpractice & Nursing Home Negligence

medical-caseThe Shachtman Law Firm has helped families who have lost loved ones as a result of Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Abuse. Medical professionals, doctors, chiropractors, therapists and nurses must act within the standard of care applicable to their fields of expertise. A medical provider is negligent if he or she breaches the standard of care and causes harm to a patient.

In order to succeed in a malpractice case, you must be able to prove at least three things:

  • The medical professional breached the applicable standard of care
  • The breach of the standard of care caused the injury at issue
  • The Plaintiff sustained damages

Nursing homes are often understaffed and underqualified to handle the care they promise to provide. Scott Shachtman has handled cases in which nursing home residents were dropped multiple times, where the resident developed decubitis pressure ulcers as a result of not being properly turned over and cared for, where residents died from malnutrition and where residents were beaten and abused.

There is quite a bit of publicly available information from the state that can be acquired about a nursing home’s track record. We know where to look and how to find this helpful information. In addition, our firm has worked with a number of nursing home administration and nursing experts. Our experience in this area helps us develop your case in the best possible light.

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