Nursing Home Abuse Claims

Nursing homes are charged with providing care to those who are not able to live without complete medical supervision. While there are many nursing homes that provide excellent care, there are some that are negligent or abusive when caring for their residents. Nursing home neglect and abuse, whether it’s financial, emotional, sexual or physical, can cause severe injuries and sometimes death. Knowing what to do if your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse and neglect is vital to their present and future well-being.

The Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee found that 30% of the nursing homes in the US had violations. A majority of the violations were due to inadequate medical treatment, malnutrition, dehydration, poor hygiene and sanitation, bedsores and preventable accidents. Detecting maltreatment may be difficult, but there are signs to look for such as: unexplained bruising or bleeding, significant changes in behavior, emotional withdrawal, bedsores, sudden financial changes and others. One of the most effective ways of preventing abuse is to make frequent visits to the resident if you are able, so that they have contact with the outside world. Communicate with your loved one and remember to watch for signs that they are fearful of specific treatment staff.

If you suspect that your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home, call an attorney as soon as possible. The nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY are experienced, highly skilled and knowledgeable. Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY has been providing quality legal representation to their clients since 1972. You will have 100% secure online access to your case file through our website as well as a determined and formidable legal team by your side. You will also have free answers to all your questions and free home or hospital visits. We will only charge a legal fee if we are successful in getting compensation for your claim.

If you suspect that your loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home facility, call Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY at 877-504-5562 or email [email protected]. If you would like additional information, We will fight for your rights and help you and your loved one get the justice they need and deserve.

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