Nursing Home Abuse
When choosing the nursing home for your loved one, you likely did your homework, ensuring that the facility would offer them the utmost care. Unfortunately, despite those efforts, there are cases when the unthinkable can happen. Elder abuse does occur in nursing home facilities, even though it is entirely preventable if the proper safety precautions are met. By teaming up with an experienced elder abuse attorney, you can uncover evidence of a nursing home’s malicious behavior and hold the abusers accountable for their actions.
You place a significant amount of trust in the nursing home staff that cares for your loved one, and to find out they’ve endured abuse is nothing less than a betrayal. Most abuse occurs behind closed doors, but Morgan & Morgan has the resources to expose it and to take on a bully of any size. Our experienced attorneys have seen your situation before and want to help you and your family recover from this traumatic event.
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What Does Elder Abuse Look Like?
Staff members and other residents are commonly the abusers in nursing homes, but anyone who has access to the facility can potentially harm its residents. By understanding the early warning signs of abuse, you can recognize when your loved one is in danger and intervene before it’s too late. The following are some common red flags of nursing home abuse:
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Emotional withdrawal
- Bruises or bleeding
- Unexplained infections or diseases
- Sudden financial problems
- Changes in the resident’s legal documentation (power of attorney, will, etc)
Nursing homes must retain qualified and well-trained staff to deal with any situation that may occur on the premises. Administrative negligence, such as understaffing, can put all residents within the facility at risk of injury, or potentially expose them to a violent staff member that didn’t complete a thorough background check.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Discovering that your loved one was abused by their caretaker can overwhelm you with stress or can even evoke feelings of guilt concerning your own responsibility. There is no need to go through this alone. An experienced attorney can help you hold the abusers accountable for their actions. With their help, you can conduct a comprehensive investigation into the incident and uncover concrete evidence to use in the courtroom.
While money isn’t the first thing on your mind, the compensation from an elder abuse lawsuit can support you throughout the legal proceedings and help your loved one receive the proper care they need. Our attorneys have a proven track record of recovering damages in cases like yours and will never let an unethical third party devalue the extent of your situation. You need someone who will fiercely advocate for the rights of you and your family, and that’s Morgan & Morgan’s specialty.
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Elder abuse shouldn’t occur under any circumstances, and for it to happen to your loved one is an intolerable crime. Our compassionate attorneys understand how much your situation has affected you and want to offer their assistance during a traumatic period of your family’s life. All law firms are not the same, and Morgan & Morgan has the resources to help you fight back against nursing home elder abuse.
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