Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys in Monroe
Each year, families are faced with a tough decision to place their 53 settlements and verdicts One of the most challenging choices families are faced with is the decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Each year families make this difficult decision to ensure that their day-to-day needs can be met with the help of care professionals. It’s imperative to these families that their elderly loved ones are offered the best care in addition to a safe and secure facility.
While there are many nursing homes and assisted living facilities that are safe and provide excellent care to their residents, there are still instances where abuse and neglect take place. The neglect and abuse that occurs is usually the result of a poorly trained or unqualified staff and lack of attention and communication for the needs of their patients. Commonly, elderly residents aren’t able to communicate their wants and needs clearly, so this makes it important that the nursing home staff is intuitive and attentive.
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Instances where a medical malpractice lawsuit may occur include accidents, intentional acts, and failure to act. Without question, the abuse and neglect that happened within nursing homes and assisted living facilities are types of medical malpractice. There are many cases where an inability to communicate or fear may make the family member hesitant to speak out. For this reason, family members must be able to recognize the signs of neglect and abuse. These signs 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 believe that your loved one has fallen victim to abuse or neglect at the hands of a nursing home or assisted living facility, you shouldn’t have to face this alone. The Get Gordon Team in Monroe is here to help you investigate and gather evidence to support your case. Our attorneys in Monroe are available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Call us at 318.716.3888.