Gorovitz & Borten, P.C.
Attorneys at Law

550 Cochituate Road, Suite 25
Framingham, Massachusetts
Tel: (781) 890-9095
Nursing Home Errors
Nursing Homes provide a necessary service to patients of all ages, physical and
emotional conditions.  A patient may be assigned to a nursing home on a short term
basis (perhaps, to allow recovery following a surgical procedure), or on an
intermediate, long-term or permanent basis (due to failing physical health,
emotional instability, or the complications of old age).

Regardless of the reason for the admission or the length of stay, all nursing home
patients are entitled to be treated in an appropriate fashion, consistent with the
acceptable standard of care.  
The acceptable standard of care includes such basis areas as providing
appropriate personal hygiene; providing appropriate medical attention; protecting
the patient from safety hazards, and from dangers created by the patient himself;
protecting against pressure sores or decubitus ulcers.

At the same time, the personnel at the nursing home are obligated to treat the
patients in accordance with the acceptable standard of care for patients in a similar
condition. Their failure could result in abuse by employees against the patient; by
patients against other patients; providing inappropriate physical restraint;
subjecting the patient to ridicule, verbal abuse or even sexual abuse; providing
inappropriate physical movement and treatment of the patient.

If you or your relative have suffered any of the following conditions:

  • Bone fractures
  • Malnutrition or Dehydration
  • Medication Errors
  • Neglect (bed sores or ulcers)
  • Not indicated restraining orders
  • Evidence of physical restraint
  • Unexplained bruises or fractures
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Unexplained death

Please allow
Dr. Borten and our Boston area medical malpractice attorneys at
Gorovitz & Borten to review your medical records to determine whether you or your
relative have been a victim of any form of nursing home neglect or medical
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