Was Your Loved One Injured Due To Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect?
Choosing a nursing home facility for someone you love can be a lengthy process, complete with multiple visits to the facility and several meetings with care providers. Often, several family members will make a concerted effort to find the best possible care for their loved one. What happens when the nursing home facility you carefully chose for your loved one shows signs of negligent care? You may wonder how this could happen and if there are any legal options available to you. The lawyers at Oliver & Reichel, P.A., can help you and your loved one recover compensation for nursing home abuse and neglect. We hold senior care facilities responsible for their negligence.
If someone you care about is suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect, please call 913-826-6202 to speak with an attorney from Oliver & Reichel, P.A., about a complimentary case evaluation. We use our vast experience to provide injured people with a voice and an opportunity to be heard.
Abuse And Neglect: What Is The Difference?
Nursing home abuse occurs when a care provider inflicts physical harm upon a nursing home resident. In contrast, nursing home neglect occurs when a provider fails to do something they are otherwise required to do, such as monitoring a resident, or keeping him or her hydrated. Such abuse and neglect is commonly manifested in such injuries as:
- Decubitus ulcers, more commonly known as bed sores
- Medication errors
- Slip-and-fall accidents
If your loved one in a nursing home exhibits unexplained bumps and bruises, is emotionally withdrawn, or shows signs of malnourishment, it may be worth investigating. Contact our firm online, or call us at 913-826-6202 to learn how we can help.