NURSING HOME ABUSE
HAS YOUR LOVED ONE BEEN ABUSED OR NEGLECTED BY A NURSING HOME?
Have you noticed bed sores? Have you noticed that your loved one has a changed, scared, paranoid, or aggressive demeaner about the staff? Have you noticed bruising or injuries?
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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Causes of Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes
Signs of Neglect and Abuse
Signs to Watch for When You Suspect Neglect or Abuse
Uncertain if there’s abuse?
What does nursing home abuse or neglect mean?
Sadly, the nursing home has been connected to various cases of unjustifiably deliberate actions of emotional and physical abuse or neglect of patients by staff or orderlies in nursing homes. Unlike an unintentional act or a simple mistake, neglect and abuse can completely be prevented by a simple show of care to the resident. In a bid to make huge profits, the establishments responsible for running most nursing homes run them under-supervised, under-staffed, or most often than not, employ staff and orderlies who are inadequately trained. Some nursing home abuse cases are often as a result of medical negligence by a medical personnel ad other times due to negligence from a non-medical aid. It is also important to note that nursing home cases are not limited to negligence or malpractice.
What are the signs of abuse or neglect?
Complains of abuse by the resident
Unexplained sores, bruises or broken bones
Unexplained physical restraint
Agitation and withdrawal from others
Unanswered questions concerning the resident’s condition
Decubitus ulcers or bedsores
Complaints of severe hunger or thirst by resident
Soiled clothing or linens
Complaints by the resident
Dehydration or malnutrition
What should be my next step if I suspect nursing home abuse or neglect?
If you discover any of the above-listed signs or you suspect that your loved one is a victim of abuse or neglect, there are more than a few steps you can take. Contacting the director or administrator of the nursing home should be your first line of action. Make your complaints and demand a remedy and explanation for the change in the state of your loved one. As a follow-up, contact a nursing home abuse attorney to be briefed on your rights and get advice on how to file your claim and get a deserved settlement.
Why should I hire The Rodriguez Law Firm, PC?
Our attorneys at The Rodriguez Law Firm, PC have gained much experience in these type of cases and we have the required resources to handle complex nursing home lawsuits. Some of the staff and attorneys at The Rodriguez Law Firm, PC have elderly family members in nursing homes and understand that elderly citizens deserve both respect and protection since they can no longer protect themselves. We will represent you strongly and ensure that you get justice over the nursing home which has caused the injury or death.
The Best Attorneys are Here to Help
If you have a loved one who was seriously injured or died in a nursing home, bear in mind that it was never your fault. You have an opportunity to make things right. Our team of Nursing Home Neglect attorneys at the Rodriguez Law Firm can help you get through the process. Our team of qualified medical experts will begin with a review of medical records, which will help our experienced home abuse attorneys determine whether the claim is appropriate.
Rodriguez Law Firm is known for their experience in representing families whose loved ones have suffered from injuries resulting from nursing home neglect or abuse. Some of the compensation these victims and their families get are for burial expenses, physical pain and suffering, hospital bills and medical expenses, mental distress, and physical impairment.
So, if you are looking for a nursing home abuse attorney or you know somebody who has a loved one that is believed to be a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, come by our office as soon as you can.