Nursing Home Abuse
Placing a loved one in a nursing home or other long-term care facility is a difficult decision. When a family makes that decision, they place their trust in the nursing home. When that trust is violated, and a vulnerable or elderly person is neglected or abused, the consequences can be serious resulting in a permanent injury or wrongful death.
Nursing home abuse is a growing problem that is plaguing the United States today. With over 1.6 million nursing home residents, the elderly are continually put at risk for emotional, physical, and psychological abuse. There are incidents of nursing home abuse in approximately one in every three nursing homes in the nation.
If you have an elderly or infirm loved one in a nursing home or receiving long-term home health care services, you have the right to expect that he or she will be treated with dignity and afforded the highest levels of care.
Nursing Home Abuse Claims
Nursing home professionals have a responsibility to provide a standard of care and quality of life to each resident. When these duties are not fulfilled and a resident suffers a nursing home injury, the negligent professional and/or facility can be held liable for those damages.
Nursing home abuse is not always physical in nature. Some of the worst examples of elderly abuse are committed by grave neglect and verbal or emotional abuse. It is important to be aware of all signs of nursing home abuse when visiting or speaking with elderly loved ones.
Symptoms may include:
- Broken bones
- Bed sores
- Excessive weight change
- Unexplained injuries or illness
- Signs of excessive medication
- Unhygienic living conditions
- Unusual behavior
- Rocking or swaying
Your Las Vegas Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you suspect that a loved one has experienced any form of nursing home abuse, neglect or injury, contact the lawyers at Tramel Law Group to learn more about how to protect yourself and exercise your legal rights.
If a you suspect a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, call us at 702.233.2244 or fill out our free initial consultation form today.