One of the most emotional decisions a person will make is placing an elderly or disabled loved one into a nursing home or other type of long-term care facility. Recognizing a parent, grandparent or family member requires day-to-day personal care in an environment that will also support medical or rehabilitative needs, which is beyond the capabilities of immediate family members, makes the decision no less heart-wrenching. Further complicating this difficult decision is finding the right facility, where you can fully trust that your loved one will receive the same care and compassion you would provide,in a safe, clean and professional environment.
Unfortunately, abuse, neglect and mistreatment are all too common in nursing homes, assisted living communities and other types of residential care facilities.
If your loved one has suffered physical or psychological harm at any of these types of facilities, including in-home care, due to neglect or a caregiver’s willful mistreatment or abuse, the nursing home abuse lawyers at Action Legal Group can help you fight for justice.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
In most cases the abuse or neglect is easily recognized, yet in some cases the abuse is subtle or the neglect leaves no visible physical marks. Compounding the issue, many patients are physically disadvantaged or not able to communicate effectively, rendering them basically defenseless and without a means to “tell someone”. As their voice and advocate, it’s important you know the common warning signs of nursing home abuse or neglect, which include:
- Change in personality, behavior or emotional withdrawal
- Personal hygiene has suddenly changed or deteriorated
- Unexplained burns, cuts, bleeding, bruises, welts, or scars
- Sprained or broken bones
- Unexplained recurring injuries
- Unusual weight loss or physical symptoms of dehydration
- Torn, stained or bloody clothing or bed linens
- Signs of being restrained
- Bedsores or pressure ulcers
- Broken personal items, such as eyeglasses, hearing aids or walkers
- Caregiver’s refusal to allow you to see your loved one or other visitors
Action Legal Group Can Help
If a loved one is showing signs of abuse or neglect, immediately seek medical assistance. Then, call the nursing home abuse lawyers at Action Legal Group for a confidential and free consultation. We know what to look for and can determine if your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect.
Nursing home abuse or neglect is one of the most egregious acts to be perpetrated upon an elderly or physically weak person, and the pursuit of justice can be emotionally overwhelming and legally complex. The nursing home abuse lawyers at Action Legal Group understand the challenges families face, and have decades of experience in nursing home abuse to successfully fight for justice and secure full compensation for victims and their loved ones.
At Action Legal Group we handle all cases on a contingency basis, and only get paid if you receive compensation. Call Action Legal Group today. We can help.