The purpose of this website is to give you information about nursing home wrongdoing. We will tell you what types of problems constitute maltreatment and ways that you can identify said maltreatment. Nobody should go without representation regardless of finances. Most attorneys will give you a free case review and take their fees out of your settlement. Please call them to see what you can work out.
Each year thousands of elderly people are abused in convalescent homes, skilled nursing units and similar places. If your loved one has suffered wrongdoing at the hands of an assisted living facility or institution, you may be able to seek compensation.
Neglect may take many different forms. It does not have to be physical. Injuries can also be emotional. If you notice that your loved one is acting differently than usual, it could be a sign of illness BUT it could also be a sign of emotional or physical trauma. Pay attention to subtle signs of change and if you suspect abuse, an investigation is in order. Don't delay.
Here are some things you need to watch for:
If a resident is abused physically or verbally, it can lead to the need for psychotherapy, physical therapy, or even an orthopedic surgeon to repair complex fractures.
Remember, some patients are unable to tell you what is wrong. You will have to be their eyes and ears. If you think your loved one is acting different than usual, or if you find signs of trauma such as bruises and unexplained fractures, contact an attorney for help. Your loved one's life could depend on you.