Protecting Your Loved Ones From Nursing Home Abuse
The decision to put an elderly loved one in the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility is seldom easy. You have to place a great deal of trust in the facility and its employees, believing they will carefully protect your loved one’s interests and well-being. When your confidence is shattered by an act of nursing home abuse or neglect, you must take action quickly to protect your loved one from further harm.
At the Law Offices of Edward P. Shaughnessy, in Easton, Pennsylvania, we help clients hold nursing homes and assisted living facilities responsible for their negligence. Whether your elderly loved one has suffered the pain of bedsores or the humiliation of sexual assault by a staff member, we will aid you in seeking justice and recovering the compensation necessary to move forward from this appalling situation.
With more than 30 years of experience representing clients in personal injury claims, Edward P. Shaughnessy has the skill and resources necessary to hold facilities accountable for nursing home neglect. To arrange a free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney, call 610-258-9955. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless we win*.
Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect
It can be difficult for people without a medical background to detect signs of nursing home abuse or neglect. The signs are seldom obvious. Nursing home facilities will often make every effort to cover up examples of substandard care. Even your elderly loved one may attempt to hide what has taken place, not wanting to worry you.
Be astute. Look for signs of nursing home abuse or neglect, including:
- Unexplained cuts, bruises, or fractures
- Bedsores or pressure sores
- Sudden changes in your elderly loved one’s behavior
- Symptoms of dehydration or malnutrition
- Inappropriate use of physical restraints
Investigating Abusive And Neglectful Circumstances
First and foremost, if your elderly loved one is victimized by nursing home abuse or neglect, it is not your fault. You made the best decision you could based on the information available to you.
As your legal representatives, we will conduct a detailed investigation into the abuse claim. This may involve bringing in experts to help establish liability. Then, we will aggressively advocate for both you and your loved one. Although nothing can repair the damage that has been done, securing compensation from the responsible parties can help you and your elderly loved one to move forward. Contact us to discuss your legal options with an experienced lawyer in a free consultation.
*Clients may be responsible for certain costs or expenses in the event that no recovery is obtained.