Nursing Home Negligence
Nursing Home Negligence
When you put your loved one in a nursing home, you have the right to expect that they will be treated with kindness, dignity and respect. Unfortunately, not all nursing home staffers treat their patients with the care they deserve. As a nursing home patient, your loved one needs emotional support, health and wellness care, and stimulation. A good nursing home provides these things in a way that improves quality of life for the elderly. But when nursing homes or assisted living facilities fail their clients, the results can be dire. If a patient is neglected, they may injure themselves, experience mental health problems, develop diseases or have existing medical symptoms worsen.
Signs of Nursing Home Negligence
If you suspect your loved one might be the victim of nursing home neglect, there are a number of key signs to look for when you visit or speak with them.
- These include:
- -Bruises, cuts or other signs of injury
- -Drastic change in emotional state
- -Lack of apparent medical care
- -Weight loss
- -Trouble locating or contacting staff members
Victims of neglect are at increased risk of injury, sickness, or even death. When you placed your loved one in a nursing home, you did so because you wanted them to experience high-quality care.
Fortunately, if your loved one is being neglected, you do not have to suffer in silence. You may be entitled to a financial settlement that can help cover the costs of previous care, medical expenses incurred by neglect, and the emotional damages of neglect. An attorney can help you understand your options. The amount of money you ultimately receive will depend on the experience and reputation of the attorney you call.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
If you think your loved one is or was the victim of nursing home neglect, you should call O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble. Our lawyers have decades of experience helping people like you recover damages after mistreatment, neglect, or malpractice. We will listen to your story and help you determine what approach is right for you — possibly including significant financial compensation.
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe in the importance of quality elder care. Nursing homes that neglect their patients should be held accountable for their actions.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss nursing home neglect and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.