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Elders should be respected and treated with care during their final years. Many elders are put into nursing homes so that they can receive the proper care and attention that they need. Unfortunately, in many cases, they are not given the proper treatment and are neglected or abused. It is wise to consult with an experienced nursing home neglect and abuse lawyer to learn more about your rights.
Nursing home abuse and neglect not only affects the victim, but their family as well. The most common types of abuse in a nursing home are:
Because abuse can have different effects on the patients, it is important to understand what signs to look for if you suspect that your loved one has been abused in a nursing home. It is important to be on the lookout for signs such as:
Nursing home laws are in effect to help protect the patients in these facilities and prosecute those who choose to abuse the very people they should be taking care of. Unfortunately, because many of the residents of nursing homes are cognitively impaired, they become easy targets for abuse. If you suspect that your loved one has suffered abuse in their nursing home, the attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers will fight for your rights so that your loved one gets the treatment he or she deserves.
Please contact our nursing home abuse lawyers today to schedule a no-cost, confidential consultation. Jacoby & Meyers has offices nationwide, including Southern California, New York, Alabama, Florida, and Arizona.
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