Massachusetts Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Our Massachusetts nursing home abuse lawyers may be able to file a lawsuit against a long-term care facility that abused or neglected your loved one. Compensation can help pay for access to a safer nursing home, medical bills, and more.

Founded in Massachusetts over 45 years ago, Sokolove Law has the experience and resources needed to fight for the justice your family deserves. Get local help now.

Why Choose Our Massachusetts Nursing Home Abuse Law Firm?

At Sokolove Law, our skilled nursing home abuse attorneys in Massachusetts are compassionate with those who turn to us — and relentless with those who’ve done them wrong.

If you have a case, we’ll fight to hold your loved one’s abuser accountable and pursue the most compensation possible from the institution that allowed this abuse to take place.

Learn how our firm stands out from the rest:

  • Decades of Experience: For more than 45 years, Sokolove Law has fought on behalf of clients injured through no fault of their own.
  • No Financial Risks: Our Massachusetts nursing home abuse lawyers don’t charge any upfront or hourly fees. We only get paid if we recover compensation for you.
  • Track Record of Success: We’ve recovered over $273 Million in nursing home abuse settlements and verdicts.

Our Massachusetts nursing home abuse attorneys strive to make filing a lawsuit as easy as possible by handling every step of the legal process for you.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if our Massachusetts nursing home abuse law firm can help your family. It costs nothing to speak with us.

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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect in Massachusetts

Massachusetts nursing homes are meant to provide a safe, caring environment for senior citizens. Yet when facilities fail to meet these standards, nursing home abuse or neglect may occur and put the well-being of residents at risk.

Nursing home abuse can take many forms, including:

  • Physical abuse: Violence or unnecessary force against a resident can result in injuries and leave them feeling scared or unsafe within the facility.
  • Elder neglect: If staff members fail to meet a resident's basic needs, like providing them with proper nutrition or hygiene assistance, it may be considered neglect. This lack of care can lead to physical and mental decline.
  • Sexual abuse: Inappropriate sexual contact between a staff member and a resident may result in injuries, infections, and emotional trauma.

There are 347 nursing homes in Massachusetts, and these facilities have been fined over $20 Million for serious violations related to patient care, staffing, and more.

Our Massachusetts nursing home abuse lawyers have the resources and experience necessary to stand up to the facilities responsible for your loved one’s injuries and seek justice on their behalf.

Contact us now for a free case review to see if our nursing home abuse lawyers in Massachusetts can help your family.

Signs of Abuse in Nursing Homes

Recognizing the signs of nursing home abuse is crucial to getting your loved one out of a potentially harmful situation. When you visit them or talk over the phone, you should be aware of any shifts in their physical or emotional state.

Signs of abuse in nursing homes can include:

  • Bedsores or pressure ulcers
  • Behavioral changes, like acting withdrawn or agitated
  • Dehydration or malnutrition
  • Poor hygiene and unsanitary living conditions
  • Unaddressed medical issues
  • Unexplained injuries, like cuts, bruises, or broken bones
  • Weight loss

If you suspect that your loved one is experiencing nursing home abuse, it's important to take action immediately. You can report the abuse to the facility’s administration, a long-term care ombudsman, or the Massachusetts Elder Protective Services.

Bear Mountain, a nursing home in Worcester, was cited for isolating and intentionally overmedicating their patients in January 2024. A report on the facility also noted staffing issues, rampant infections, and a lack of engagement with patients in the neurobehavioral unit.

At Sokolove Law, our nursing home neglect attorneys in Massachusetts can also help you take steps to protect your family member and hold those responsible for their suffering accountable.

Who Can a Massachusetts Nursing Home Lawyer Help?

By getting help from our nursing home abuse lawyers in Massachusetts, you may be able to secure the compensation needed to relocate yourself or a loved one to a safer environment that can provide the care you deserve.

You may be able to work with a Massachusetts nursing home lawyer if:

  • You experienced abuse or neglect at a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • You’re the immediate family member or estate representative of an elder abuse victim

If your family member passed away due to suspected nursing home abuse or neglect, you may still be able to take legal action by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the facility where they lived.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if you may qualify for compensation from a nursing home abuse lawsuit. It costs nothing to speak with us.

How to File a Massachusetts Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit

At Sokolove Law, our attorneys strive to make filing a Massachusetts nursing home abuse lawsuit as stress-free as possible. We can handle all of the legal legwork for you, so you can focus on supporting your loved one through this challenging time.

In general, our Massachusetts nursing home abuse lawyers can:

  • Provide you with a free case review to determine if you may be eligible to take legal action against those responsible for your loved one’s suffering.
  • Gather evidence to prove abuse or neglect took place and that the staff or nursing home was responsible. This may include medical records, witness testimony, and more.
  • File your nursing home abuse lawsuit in the correct Massachusetts court before any legal deadlines pass.
  • Negotiate an elder abuse settlement with the defendant(s), which may allow you to receive compensation without going to court.

If a settlement is unable to be reached, our nursing home neglect attorneys in Massachusetts are prepared to present your case in court and fight for a verdict on your behalf.

Our Past Massachusetts Nursing Home Settlements

At Sokolove Law, we’ve secured over $273 Million for victims of nursing home abuse and their families nationwide. While the average nursing home abuse settlement is around $400,000, we've recovered much higher payouts for many clients.

Some of our past Massachusetts nursing home abuse settlements and verdicts include:

  • $2 Million for a woman in Sandwich who passed away from an infection after her catheter wasn’t changed
  • $1.75 Million to the family of a Royalston man who died in a fire caused by neglect
  • $575,000 for the daughter of a woman who died after being given food she was allergic to, which caused her to throw up and asphyxiate
  • $500,000 to a Newton woman whose mother choked to death in a care facility after living there for less than a week
  • $600,000 to a Malden patient with Alzheimer's disease who developed a bedsore that required two surgeries and left her bedridden
  • $500,000 for a Dorchester nursing home abuse victim
  • $750,000 for a Boston patient who passed away from abuse

Compensation from a nursing home abuse lawsuit in Massachusetts can help pay for your loved one’s transfer to a safer facility, medical bills, funeral expenses, and more.

Nursing home abuse case values will vary depending on the unique details of each case, but our experienced lawyers know how to gather the evidence necessary to maximize compensation.

While there’s never a guarantee of results, our Massachusetts elder abuse lawyers will fight hard to get you everything you’re entitled to.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if you may qualify for Massachusetts nursing home settlements. It costs nothing to speak with us.

Deadlines to Filing a Nursing Home Lawsuit in Massachusetts

You only have a limited amount of time to file a nursing home abuse lawsuit in Massachusetts due to a state law called the statute of limitations.

Once this deadline passes, you won’t be able to take legal action for your loved one's suffering ever again. 

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact us now to find out if we can help you pursue compensation for elder abuse or neglect.

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Our Massachusetts nursing home abuse lawyers will pursue the maximum compensation possible from those responsible. Let Sokolove Law fight for your family.

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Let Our Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers in Massachusetts Help

At Sokolove Law, our nursing home neglect lawyers in Massachusetts have decades of experience supporting those who have suffered abuse at the hands of their caregivers.

Our nursing home abuse law firm has recovered millions on behalf of Massachusetts patients and their families. There are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our team.

We’re committed to providing you with the personal attention your case deserves. We have the resources necessary to stand up to large long-term care facilities and make sure your loved one is protected.

Let us fight for the justice you deserve. Call (800) 995-1212 now or fill out our contact form to get a free, no-obligation case review.

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Massachusetts Nursing Home Lawyer FAQs

What are nursing home laws in Massachusetts?

Nursing home laws in Massachusetts are established by the Nursing Home Resident’s Bill of Rights, which protects the rights of residents and outlines standards for their care and treatment.

Massachusetts has regulations enforced by the Department of Public Health that govern licensing, staffing requirements, safety standards, and quality of care in nursing homes.

What are types of nursing home abuse?

In general, nursing home abuse can encompass any sort of physical mistreatment of a nursing home resident.

There are many types of nursing home abuse, including:

  • Physical abuse, which can include hitting, pushing, or other uses of force
  • Neglect or failure to provide necessary care to a resident
  • Any form of unwanted sexual contact

If you suspect your loved one is being abused, contact us now to see if a nursing home abuse attorney can help you file a lawsuit and protect their well-being.

What is your responsibility following suspected abuse in a nursing home?

If you suspect your loved one is being abused in a nursing home, you should report it immediately to prevent the abuse from continuing.

Our Massachusetts nursing home abuse lawyers can work with you to hold the abuser and the long-term care facilities accountable to potentially protect other residents from experiencing abuse in the future.

How do I report nursing home neglect in Massachusetts?

To report nursing home neglect in Massachusetts, you can contact:

You can also contact an MA nursing home attorney for help pursuing justice and compensation on your loved one’s behalf.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if our team can help you take legal action for nursing home neglect.

What is the fear of retaliation in nursing homes?

The fear of retaliation in nursing homes is a concern that residents will face further mistreatment if they raise concerns about their care or if their family speaks out about issues with the facility.

In Massachusetts, patients have the right to voice grievances without retaliation. Any backlash they face is considered illegal.

What is an example of neglect in a nursing home?

Nursing home neglect is when caregivers fail to provide adequate care, attention, and support to residents, which can impact their well-being.

Examples of neglect in a nursing home include not:

  • Changing soiled clothes or bedding
  • Making sure residents stay hydrated
  • Requesting dental care or other medical services when needed
  • Showering or bathing residents frequently

If you suspect your loved one is experiencing neglect at their nursing home, it’s important to talk with them about your concerns and file a report if necessary.

A Massachusetts nursing home neglect lawyer can help determine if any wrongdoing has taken place — and whether or not you may be able to take legal action.

What are the worst nursing homes in Massachusetts?

The worst nursing homes in Massachusetts receive poor ratings on staffing, health inspections, and quality measures. When assessed by the federal government, these facilities scored “much below average,” and some have been cited for abuse.

Over 60 nursing homes in MA have received a 1-star rating from the government, including:

  • Bear Mountain in Worcester
  • Brandon Woods of New Bedford
  • Care One at Northampton
  • Dedham Healthcare
  • Fall River Healthcare
  • Fitchburg Gardens for Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Heritage Hall South in Agawam
  • Jesmond Nursing Home in Nahant
  • Medford Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
  • Parkway Health and Rehabilitation Center in Boston
  • Plymouth Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
  • Taunton Nursing Home
  • Westborough Healthcare
  • Wingate at Springfield

If your loved one experienced abuse or neglect at a nursing home in Massachusetts, our team can fight to hold those responsible for their suffering accountable.

Get a free case review now to see if we can help you secure justice from a nursing home abuse lawsuit.

Sokolove Law Affiliations and Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • Massachusetts State Bar Association


  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • U.S. News & World Report - 2022 Best Law Firms / Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell - 2022 Peer-Reviewed for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Sokolove Law Local Reviews

  • Better Business Bureau® (BBB) - A+ Rating since 2013
  • Average Google Rating: 4.6/5

Massachusetts Nursing Home Rating

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services collects information on each of the nursing homes in Massachusetts and provides them with a rating between 1 and 5. These ratings are calculated using data on a care facility’s health inspections, staffing, and quality measures.

A 1-star rating labels a nursing home as “much below average,” while a 5-star rating indicates a facility that is “much above average.” These ratings can help you find a nursing home capable of providing your loved one with excellent care.

List of Massachusetts Nursing Homes and Their Ratings

  • Bay Path Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
    308 Kingstown Way
    Duxbury, MA 02332
    Overall Rating: 5/5
  • Belvidere Healthcare Center
    500 Wentworth Avenue
    Lowell, MA 01852
    Overall Rating: 1/5
  • Berkshire Place
    290 South Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201
    Overall Rating: 4/5
  • Care One at Randolph
    49 Thomas Patten Drive
    Randolph, MA 02368
    Overall Rating: 1/5
  • Eliot Center for Health and Rehabilitation
    168 West Central Street
    Natick, MA 01760
    Overall Rating: 2/5
  • Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing
    807 Wilbraham Road
    Springfield, MA
    Overall Rating: 3/5
  • Regalcare at Quincy
    211 Franklin Street
    Quincy, MA 02169
    Overall Rating: 4/5
  • The Bostonian Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center
    337 Neponset Avenue
    Dorchester, MA 02122
    Overall Rating: 2/5
  • Worcester Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
    119 Providence Street
    Worcester, MA 01604
    Overall Rating: 1/5

Local Massachusetts Areas We Serve

While Sokolove Law has experience helping thousands of people across the country, our firm was proudly founded in Massachusetts.

Sokolove Law serves the following locations around Massachusetts:

  • Boston
  • Brockton
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Chicopee
  • Fall River
  • Framingham
  • Haverhill
  • Lawrence
  • Lowell
  • Lynn
  • Malden
  • Medford
  • New Bedford
  • Newton
  • Peabody
  • Plymouth
  • Quincy
  • Revere
  • Salem
  • Somerville
  • Springfield
  • Taunton
  • Taunton
  • Waltham
  • Weymouth
  • Worcester
  • And more

Massachusetts Zip Codes We Serve

As a national law firm, Sokolove Law can help nursing home abuse victims and their families wherever they may be in the U.S., including across the state of Massachusetts.

Some of the zip codes we serve include:

  • 01040
  • 01085
  • 01201
  • 01420
  • 01453
  • 01545
  • 01604
  • 01701
  • 01702
  • 01752
  • 01760
  • 01801
  • 01810
  • 01821
  • 01826
  • 01841
  • 01844
  • 01852
  • 01876
  • 01902
  • 01915
  • 01960
  • 01970
  • 02038
  • 02124
  • 02125
  • 02127
  • 02128
  • 02130
  • 02131
  • 02135
  • 02136
  • 02138
  • 02139
  • 02148
  • 02149
  • 02150
  • 02151
  • 02155
  • 02169
  • 02184
  • 02301
  • 02302
  • 02360
  • 02368
  • 02472
  • 02703
  • 02720
  • 02740
  • 02780

If you or a loved one was abused or neglected at a care facility, call (800) 995-1212 now for a free legal consultation.

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