Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing Home Abuse
We put our trust in assisted living facilities to take good care of our loved ones. These facilities have an enormous responsibility: to care for and nurture the elderly. Unfortunately, however, there are some nursing homes where patients are not just disrespected, but downright abused.
Nursing home abuse can include physical injury, like being slapped or kicked. But it can also take forms that are harder to recognize, like psychological abuse, neglect, or even sexual abuse. Possible signs of elder abuse include things like unexplained, recurring injuries, signs of emotional trauma or changes to medication without a physician’s approval.
Elder abuse is all too common in nursing home and assisted living environments. According to the National Ombudsman Reporting System, over 14,000 cases of elder abuse were reported in 2014 alone. But even more seniors may be victims of abuse.
A 2008 study by the US General Accountability Office found that 70% of state surveys miss at least one deficiency in nursing homes. This means that many elderly people are at risk of being abused, and there may be no one present to stop it.
If your loved one is displaying potential signs of elder abuse, it is important to act quickly to ensure that they receive the quality care they deserve as soon as possible.
If you suspect that your loved one is being or has been mistreated at their nursing home, do not let them suffer in silence. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the situation, have your loved one transported to safer conditions and possibly negotiate a financial settlement.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
All nursing home patients are entitled to dignity, care and respect. Our experienced team understands the importance of keeping your loved ones safe.
We will listen to your concerns and help you figure out what course of action is best for you and your family. We may be able to help you obtain compensation for the mistreatment your loved one has suffered.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss nursing home malpractice, elder abuse and potential negotiations. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.