Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys in Lafayette
Placing your loved one in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or residential care facility is often a tough decision to make. Each year families across Louisiana must decide whether to admit their loved one into a facility ensuring the needs of their loved ones are taken care of daily. It is expected that these facilities are secure, staffed by trustworthy caretakers, and offer 24/7 care.
In most cases, these facilities provide excellent care, and the environment is safe, but there are still facilities where abuse and neglect are a common occurrence. Poorly trained medical staff and lack of attention result in the abuse and neglect demonstrated at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Often our elderly loved ones are unable to communicate their wants and needs making it vital that the facilities staff is on high alert at all times. Each day due to unsatisfactory conditions, patients fall victim to nursing home neglect and abuse.
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Occurrences that can result in a medical malpractice lawsuit include accidents, intentional acts, and failure to act. Nursing home neglect and abuse is a type of medical malpractice. Being able to recognize signs of abuse and neglect of the elderly is very important since in many cases, they are hesitant or unable to speak up on the situation.
Signs of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Include:
- Unexplained injuries (Ex. bruises & fractures)
- Psychological issues such as depression
- Loss of appetite
- Loss or lack of mobility
- Physical problems from lack of nutrition
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Poor personal hygiene
If you suspect that your loved one has been a victim of abuse or neglect in their nursing home, assisted living facility, or residential care facility it is crucial that you take the actions to protect them. Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys in Lafayette are experienced and skilled to handle nursing home neglect and abuse cases. We believe that these assisted living facilities should always be a safe environment for the elderly to spend their retirement years.
Contact a Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse attorney at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys in Lafayette to help gather the evidence you need for your case. Our firm offers free consultations to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Our office is available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 337.999.9999.