Nursing home abuse is a shocking form of mistreatment of the elderly who often have severe physical and mental limitations. Unfortunately, some facilities can put residents in situations that are ripe for abuse.
If your loved one has been injured or died from nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to compensation for the physical and emotional costs. The Nye Law Group’s Hinesville nursing home abuse attorneys have a long track record of recovering fair compensation for nursing home negligence.
We proudly work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not recover legal fees unless we recover compensation for our clients.
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Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse comes in many different forms, including:
This includes physical contact or any other actions that cause physical harm, including:
- Forcing a resident to eat
- Excessive or improper restraining of residents
Nursing home staff could be found liable for neglect if they fail to meet established standards of care, including:
- Failing to help residents with personal hygiene, including using the bathroom
- Depriving a resident of food, water or medication
- Allowing health or safety hazards in residents’ rooms and throughout the facility
Neglect also puts residents at increased risk for slip-and-fall accidents because staff are not paying enough attention.
Nursing home staff can cause residents emotional pain and suffering through:
- Ignoring a resident
- Harassment or verbal abuse
This refers to nursing home staff stealing or misappropriating funds from nursing home residents, which can include:
- Delayed payment of bills
- Stealing cash or physical belongings
- Forcing residents to sign wills or other legal contracts
Sexual abuse includes any nonconsensual activity such as flirting or inappropriate affection and it can be initiated by staff, other residents or visitors to the facility.
It you think that your elderly loved one has suffered any of these forms of abuse, do not hesitate to contact our experienced Hinesville nursing home abuse attorneys. We have represented many victims and their families and know how to spot signs of mistreatment.
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How to Spot Nursing Home Abuse
There are many tell-tale signs that your loved one is being abused at his or her nursing home:
- Bruises or other injuries that your loved one cannot explain
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Poor hygiene
- Extreme anxiety
- Broken bones
- Lesions or skin rashes
- Mood swings
- Withdrawal from social interactions
These might not be always be signs of mistreatment, but you should still contact the nursing home to investigate. If staff members act defensive or are difficult to deal with, there is a good chance that residents are being abused.
Your next step is to contact the caring Hinesville nursing home abuse attorneys at The Nye Law Group to discuss the situation. We will conduct an in-depth investigation of the nursing home, including staff members and others providing care for your loved one. We will use any resources necessary to uncover abuse or mistreatment.
Contact us today by calling 855-856-4212 to set up your free, no obligation consultation.
Establishing Liability for Abuse
Nursing homes and their staff can be held liable for many types of nursing home negligence. If you contact our Hinesville nursing home abuse attorneys, we may be able to secure compensation for various types of negligence, including:
- Understaffing – As the nursing home industry has rapidly expanded, many new nursing facilities are trying to save money by employing a smaller staff. Unfortunately, understaffed facilities are ripe for neglect of nursing home residents because staff members do not spend enough quality time with each resident.
- Unqualified staff – Nursing homes can be held liable when they hire staff members who do not meet state and federal requirements, do not have the required education or did not pass a background check.
- Poorly-trained staff – Nursing homes can be held liable for failing to train staff members to take care of residents, properly administer medications or deal with unruly residents.
Consulting a Hinesville Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
The nursing home industry is often another sad example of a place where the most vulnerable people get taken advantage of by people who are supposed to be taking care of them.
Your loved one may not have the physical or mental ability to put a stop to it, but you can fight back by contacting one of the experienced Hinesville nursing home abuse attorneys at The Nye Law Group.
We will work tirelessly to secure fair compensation for you and your loved one. We offer a free, initial consultation and you will not be charged unless we recover compensation.
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