Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers
The causes of nursing home neglect and abuse are many, but the most common is probably financial. Many nursing homes, in an effort to make a profit, simply do not provide enough staff, or are grossly understaffed for the number of residents. The poor quality of service in many nursing homes may be due to the incompetence of the staff, the policy of the owners and managers or both. It is difficult to expose the neglect in nursing homes… often times much more so than in other areas of the health care system. In many cases, the nursing home abuse and neglect victims are not capable of speaking for themselves due to physical or mental disabilities. LegalGenius’ team of Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers can fight for you or your loved one.
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Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
When you place a loved one in the care of a nursing home, you expect in no uncertain terms, that the nurses, doctors and other staff of that nursing home will make sure your loved one’s needs will be met and that they will be cared for with compassion and professionalism.
Unfortunately, neglect and outright abuse in nursing homes is all too common. Although many state and federal regulations have been established to protect the residents of nursing homes, violations of regulations, neglect and abuse occur in nursing homes every single day, compromising the health, well-being and dignity of our loved ones.
WHAT TYPES OF NURSING HOME CASES DO WE HANDLE?
Nursing home abuse and negligence come in many different forms. We represent injured nursing home residents and the families of those wrongfully killed in cases involving:
- Abrupt weight loss due to Malnutrition or Dehydration
- Injuries from slip & falls – patients often fall when attempting to leave the bed to go to the bathroom
- Injuries from dropped patients – patients are often dropped when transferring to/from a bed in a nursing home setting
- Bed sores/ulcers
- Medication errors
- Clogged Breathing Tubes
- Physical Abuse
- Verbal Abuse
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LegalGenius attorneys are among the most respected and recognized in the area of Nursing Home Negligence. We handle Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse cases in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and throughout Ontario, Canada. Just “Ask the Genius”, and one of our attorneys will respond to you in 5 minutes of less!
There are more than 1.5M elderly & disabled residents in 16,000+ nursing homes across America. The sad reality is that nursing home neglect & abuse is very prevalent, almost at epidemic proportions.
Common Signs & Symptoms of Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
For those with loved ones in nursing homes, awareness and involvement are keys to detecting any abuse / neglect problems. Be aware for the following signs and symptoms of nursing home neglect. Any of the following should prompt concern and investigation:
- significant weight loss
- depression or isolation
- unexplained mood changes
- fear or anxiety
- unexplained refusal or inability to communicate
- presence of unjustified chemical or physical restraints
- bedsores (also known as “pressure sores”, “pressure ulcers”, and “decubitus ulcers”)
- skin rash
- urine and/or feces odor
Make LegalGenius Your Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer
LegalGenius is one of the nation’s most respected leaders in nursing home negligence.
Nursing home abuse and negligence comes in many different forms. At LegalGenius, we represent injured nursing home residents and their families. If you believe that a loved one may be the victim of nursing home negligence, neglect or abuse, please contact us at 1-800-209-4000 or Ask the Genius™.
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