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Nursing Home Abuse: Do You Have A Case?

Suffering from nursing home abuse can be an emotionally difficult and legally challenging situation. In most cases, incidents of abuse are rarely reported to the proper authorities. Abuse can take many different forms – ranging from neglect to physical assault and sometimes, suspiciously, death. If the abuse or neglect was due to the action of a nursing home facility or elder care employee, an injury lawyer can help navigate the legal system and get the money you deserve.

The 4 Major Types Of Abuse:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Psychological Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Financial Abuse

Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

There are basically two forms of nursing home malpractice: nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect. Abuse is generally the result of a deliberate act by a staff member. This can include physical violence, verbal abuse, or financial wrongdoing. Signs include injuries, over-medication, and withdrawn behavior. Nursing home neglect results from inadequate care. Watch out for bed sores, under medicating, wandering, malnutrition, dehydration, and unsanitary conditions.

When a Family Member is Subject to Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse lawyers understand this complex area of law. They have the training and experience to thoroughly investigate your suspicions. If wrongdoing exists, they can put a stop to the abuse or neglect that is causing your loved one’s suffering. A nursing home malpractice attorney can also help you pursue monetary compensation for the victim.

What Types of Money Damages Are Available?

A nursing home malpractice lawyer can sue for additional medical expenses caused by the abuse or neglect. Your nursing malpractice attorney will also work to get your loved one money to compensate him or her for the physical and mental pain and suffering they were forced to endure. In severe cases, punitive damages could further punish the institution. These funds are awarded to the victim.

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Should I Contact A Lawyer For Nursing Home Abuse?

Find out if you have a nursing home injury claim by answering the questions below:

  • Are there signs of bedsores, malnutrition, and dehydration?
  • Has your loved one subject to unexplained injuries?
  • While visiting, are there unexplained behavioral episodes?
  • Were there signs of bruising due to excessive restraint?
  • Are there signs of sexual abuse?
  • Was there abuse reported either by the victim or other eyewitnesses?
  • Was there any suspicious or untimely death incidents?

If nursing home neglect has led to death, you may want to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit

Important: Time Limit to File Injury Claim

State law limits how long you have after an injury occurs until you file an injury claim. If you’ve been hurt in an accident or due to negligence, it’s critical you speak to a local personal injury lawyer as soon as possible, to see if you have a claim and can get money for your injuries, lost income, and medical bills.

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