Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Placing a loved one in the care of a nursing home facility is a decision that families do not take lightly. The choice of nursing home is no doubt accompanied by careful research, visits to several facilities and careful contemplation. What happens when the nursing home you thought was a good fit for your loved one exhibits abusive or neglectful behavior? This can leave family members feeling angry, and wondering about their legal options.
If you are concerned about the lack of quality care your loved one is receiving in a nursing home, contact an attorney from our firm to arrange a consultation.Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: What is the Difference?
Abuse is an intentional action such as physical abuse. Neglect is the failure to do something such as moving a patient to avoid bedsores. Nursing home abuse and neglect are both horrific forms of misconduct that can result in severe injuries or even fatalities to nursing home residents. Many nursing home residents do not report the abuse or neglect to their family members for various reasons. They may feel scared, be confused, or have received threats. If you suspect abuse, it is best to look into it and to contact an attorney.
Our firm represents families who are concerned about the care of their loved ones. The issues we address include:
- Elopement (wandering off)
- Bed sores and pressure sores
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial abuse (such as undue influence or fraud)
- Medication errors
Contact our firm to learn how we can help.