When older family members are no longer able to take care of themselves, we want to see to it that they are safe and happy and are being well cared for.
Nursing home abuse is more widespread than most people realize, and the results are gruesome and all-around unbelievable. If you suspect a caregiver of any neglect or abuse, do something about it right away.
Nursing home abuse lawsuits are getting bigger and bigger. Settlements have been for hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. We have a team of professionals that can fight to get you as much as possible in order to prevent this type of mistreatment in the future.
If your loved ones are being...
…in any way, it is time to get help from another source to make sure the abusers get their retribution and that you and your loved one get compensation.
SIGNS THAT MAY INDICATE NEGLECT OR ABUSE
- Suspicious Bruises
- Multiple Falling Injuries
- Medication Errors
- Unsanitary Conditions
Also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, bedsores range from merely uncomfortable to severely painful and life-threatening. Causes of bedsores include friction burns, lack of movement, or exposure to moisture over a long period of time. Make sure your loved one is being rotated in bed and cleaned up frequently.
* While these are not the only possible signs of abuse, nor are they guaranteed to indicate neglect or abuse, but these are common indicators.
IF YOU SUSPECT ABUSE OR NEGLECT
Seek Medical Attention
If you suspect elder mistreatment, it’s vital to enlist the help of outside health care providers ASAP. Providers must first stabilize the patient’s condition and address any serious psychological issues. Your suspicions can be confirmed, and medical records will back up your case.
Document times, dates, and hospital visits. Gather all records possible, even dating from before your loved one was admitted to the nursing home.
Alert the Authorities
According to the Federal Government’s Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee, 30 percent of nursing homes in the United States have been reported for cases of abuse and neglect. These cases are becoming more common as nursing homes are putting emphasis on making profit rather than on taking care of their patients.
When money is more important than people, it’s time to hit them where it hurts. Our lawyers are willing to put in the time and care to help you and your loved ones get the compensation you deserve.