Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Nursing Home Abuse and NeGLECT

Sometimes a loved ones care and needs get to a point where it is not safe for them to remain in their home and the only option is for them to be cared for in a nursing home.  When having to make this unfortunate decision, you expect that your loved one will be cared for with dignity, respect, and compassion and when this does not happen you need to be the voice for your loved one to fight for their rights.  The attorneys at SSR Law Offices are here to help you do it.

Requirements

Nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys will evaluate the specific facts and circumstances of each case to see if it can be litigated.  The three primary requirements are as follows:

  • Did a legal contract exist between the nursing home and victim, which created a duty for the nursing home to care for him or her?
  • Did the nursing home fail to uphold their responsibility to care for the individual either through negligence, omissions, or intentional acts?
  • Is the abuse a “direct or proximate” result of the nursing homes acts?

How can a nursing home abuse lawyer help?

Your nursing home abuse and neglect attorney can do all of the following:

  • Gather Information and Evidence
  • File a Lawsuit
  • Prepare Discovery
  • Negotiate a Settlement
  • Argue a Trial
  • Resolve the Lawsuit

Common signs of elder abuse

Some common signs and symptoms of elder abuse include:

  • Bruises
  • Cuts
  • Broken bones
  • Torn Clothing
  • Unexplained bleeding
  • Torn out hair

Common Signs of Elder Neglect

Some common signs and symptoms of elder neglect include:

  • Malnourishment
  • Dehydration
  • Change in behavior
  • Fear
  • Humiliation
  • Isolation
  • Violence

HOW CAN WE HELP?

If you suspect that a caregiver at a nursing home has been abusing or neglecting your loved one, contact the nursing home supervisor at the facility immediately, and then contact the attorneys at SSR Law Offices at 586-239-0871 to learn what your legal rights.