Social Security Law

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A number of our attorneys handle social security disability claims throughout Massachusetts and in northern Connecticut at the Office of Hearings and Appeals. Often, the handling of a social security disability claim is coordinated with the pursuit of a Massachusetts workers' compensation claim. In this area of practice, our attorneys develop medical and vocational evidence to successfully pursue disability claims, concluding in hearings before administrative law judges. Feel free to contact us 24/7 or complete the contact form for an immediate response.

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Social Security Law

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the rights of nursing home residents?

Nursing home residents have certain rights and protections under both state and federal law. The nursing home must list and give all new residents a copy of these rights.

These resident rights include, but aren't limited to:

  • The right to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • The right to be informed in writing about services and fees before you enter the nursing home.
  • The right to manage your own money or to choose someone else you trust to do this for you.
  • The right to privacy, and to keep and use your personal belongings and property as long as it doesn't interfere with the rights, health, or safety of others.
  • The right to be informed about your medical condition, medications, and to see your own doctor. You also have the right to refuse medications and treatments.
  • The right to have a choice over your schedule (for example, when you get up and go to sleep), your activities and other preferences that are important to you.
  • The right to an environment more like a home that maximizes your comfort and provides you with assistance to be as independent as possible.

Are nursing homes required to keep records of the care provided?

Yes, both state and federal law mandates that facilities must maintain documentation of medical assessments and all plans of care.  As a guardian, you are eligible to review those documents.

What types of nursing home neglect cases does PSRB review?

At PSRB we review a wide range of injuries that can be suffered from nursing home neglect. Some injuries can be life threatening, painful and debilitating.  Certain conditions may require immediate legal intervention to prevent further harm. PSRB is always here to advise you as to your rights and the person rights of the person receiving care. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation at 800-785-5399.

  • Physical Assault
  • Restraint Injuries
  • Falls
  • Wrongful Death
  • Malnutrition or Dehydration
  • Failure to diagnose or Misdiagnosis
  • Prescription Errors
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