We know that you did not want to put your loved one into a nursing home, but sometimes their care reaches a point where we can no longer do it all by ourselves. When you looked for a place, we know you did everything you could to put your loved one in a good home.
Unfortunately, it is often hard to detect elder abuse. What happens if you do discover your loved one has been the victim of abuse?
When you need a nursing home abuse attorney in Camden, you can count on the Weitz Firm to be by your side, fighting to make sure your loved one is treated with dignity and get the compensation they deserve.
There are around 16,000 nursing homes in the US. That number will continue to rise as our population ages. Right now, the more than 1.3 million people in nursing homes are there because they need more care than what can be provided at home. They are in facilities with professionals we should be able to trust.
But what if they are the victim of elder abuse?
Elder abuse is underreported, but we need to shine a light on it. There is no excuse for any nursing home staff to abuse someone under their care. Our elders are among the most vulnerable people in our society and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
Here are some examples of what nursing home abuse may look like:
Physical abuse involves the staff using physical force to harm a resident. This includes hitting, slapping, choking, pushing, biting, scratching, shaking, or any other force that causes harm. Sexual abuse is a vile form of physical abuse and occurs when nursing home staff engage in forced sexual acts with those in their care.
Psychological and emotional abuse can include things like intimidation, threats, name calling, humiliation, and isolation. The purpose of this kind of abuse is to cause a resident fear, distress, and mental anguish, and is just as damaging as physical abuse.
Neglect happens when staff fails to protect a resident or fails to meet their basic needs – food, shelter, clothing, medication, etc.
More and more, we are seeing cases of financial abuse by nursing home staff. They have access to sensitive information and often steal residents’ identities or money.
We know how hard this is for you. Finding out a loved one has been abused in a nursing home, by the people charged with their care and protections, is not what you ever expected to have to deal with. At the Weitz Firm, we want to help you hold those who are responsible for the abuse accountable for their actions.
If you need a Camden medical malpractice lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240. We will work to secure the compensation you need to get your loved one into a better situation as well as payment for pain and suffering damages.