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No one should suffer abuse or neglect in a nursing home. Contact the team at Munley Law to hold negligent facilities responsible.
When your loved one enters a nursing home or long-term care facility, you trust the staff there to provide proper care and protect them from harm. But all too often that’s just not the case. Sometimes, your loved one may be the victim of abuse or neglect by nursing home staff.
That anyone’s parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle should suffer abuse and neglect is unacceptable. The team at Munley Law will fight for your family.
The nursing home abuse lawyers at Munley Law are ready to fight for your loved one’s rights. With our dedicated team of paralegals, our attorneys will not rest until the negligent facility is held responsible. If your loved one is suffering, don’t delay. Call (855) 866-5529 or fill out our email form to get in touch with one of our nursing home abuse attorneys.
Why is Abuse Present in Nursing Homes?
The tragic truth is that the majority of nursing homes behave as an industry that houses our elderly loved ones at the lowest cost possible. This means:
- Staff with minimal qualifications
- Staffing shortages
- Insufficient training
- Low wages and high turnover
- Insufficient medical supplies and equipment
- Inconsistent reporting and regulation
Ultimately, this creates serious and even life-threatening problems for nursing home residents: failure to manage pain effectively, hospitalization, dehydration, and even starvation.
What are Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?
The following are some of the early warning signs of nursing home abuse:
- Unexplained bruises, cuts, burns, sprains, or fractures in various stages of healing
- Bedsores or frozen joints
- Unexplained venereal disease or genital infections
- Sudden changes in behavior
- Staff refusing to allow visitors to see resident or delays in allowing visitors to see resident
- Staff not allowing resident to be alone with visitor
- Resident being kept in an over-medicated state
- Loss of resident’s possessions
- Sudden large withdrawals from bank accounts or changes in banking practices
- Abrupt changes in will or other financial documents
- Deliberate lack of communication between caregivers and patient’s family members
Many cases are thought to go unreported because a loved one may fear disclosing information about their treatment or may simply not have the physical and/or mental capabilities to do so. They may be frightened to tell, especially if they are being threatened by the abuse. Sometimes, they may even think the abuse is normal and may not even be aware that they are being abused.
Why Contact Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys?
After years of providing poor elder care, nursing homes are finally being held accountable. A flood of lawsuits have been filed across the country, and grieving families are receiving compensation for pain, suffering and the untimely death of loved ones. If your elderly loved one has been neglected, abused, or injured while in the care of a nursing home or other healthcare facility, contact the nursing home abuse lawyers at Munley Law today.
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