Doctors and other health-care providers are subject to certain standards when caring for patients. While a simple mistake may not be enough to constitute negligence, a death or injury caused by the failure to provide appropriate care, or the failure to diagnose a detectable illness, may be malpractice. Medical mistakes can cause permanent, debilitating injuries and can cost a patient his or her life. At Wallen Kelley, we work tirelessly to get these patients and their families the maximum amount of compensation for their injuries.
The attorneys at Wallen Kelley also handle cases involving abuse and neglect of the elderly at long-term facilities operating as nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. Abuse and neglect of the elderly can be found in the form of bedsores, open wounds, cuts, bruises, dehydration, malnutrition, weight loss, burns, falls, bowel impactions, medication errors, poor personal hygiene, verbal or physical abuse, over sedation, or death. If you suspect that an elderly loved one is being mistreated, neglected or abused, the attorneys at Wallen Kelley can help.