Seniors are one of the most vulnerable sectors of our society, and they deserve care, support, and respect. This is especially true when a nursing home facility has been trusted with caring for them. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is far too common and when it occurs, residents suffer severe harm. If someone you love has suffered while in a facility, our Perrysburg nursing home negligence attorney can help your family member claim the compensation they need for their losses.
Sadly, nursing home negligence and abuse takes more than one form. The main types of abuse that occur in these facilities are as follows:
All of the above forms of abuse and neglect will cause seniors serious harm. It is important to speak to an attorney who can hold facilities accountable and help residents and their families obtain the damages they deserve.
It is important to know the different types of abuse, as they will show different warning signs. Family members should always know the signs of nursing home abuse to look for, as seniors often do not come forward on their own.
The signs of physical and emotional nursing home abuse include:
Neglect differs from abuse slightly, because it is unintentional mistreatment, rather than malicious. Still, nursing home neglect has warning signs as well, and they are as follows:
Signs of financial abuse usually include changes to the resident’s finances, such as a sudden change in their power of attorney.
Nursing home residents have rights under both federal and state law. Some of the responsibilities of nursing homes include:
When nursing homes violate the rights of residents, it is morally wrong and they should be held accountable.
If your loved one has been mistreated, our Perrysburg nursing home negligence attorney can help. At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC, our skilled attorneys are dedicated to upholding the rights of seniors and we can help your family, too. Call us today or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys and to learn more about your legal options.
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