No one likes to imagine their loved one will be the victim of abuse when they place them in a nursing home. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is relatively common throughout the US.
Victims deserve to be compensated when those whose duty it is to care for them abuse them instead. If your loved one has been abused by nursing home staff members, discuss how you can move forward with a claim or lawsuit with one of our Chester County, Pennsylvania nursing home abuse attorneys at The Weitz Firm, LLC.
Nursing home abuse takes many forms. If you have any reason to believe your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse, it is best to remove them from the setting and report your concerns to law enforcement and the facility’s owners/managers.
Next, review your case with a team member at our Chester County nursing home abuse law firm. We will help you better understand your legal options.
Common forms of nursing home abuse include
Be aware that a nursing home resident might not openly admit to being the victim of abuse. Depending on their cognitive abilities, they may not fully understand or remember that abuse has occurred. They might also lie because they are afraid of what will happen to them if they discuss their mistreatment. Don’t immediately set your concerns aside if your loved one tells you they haven’t been abused when you ask about the topic.
Nursing home abuse occurs when a staff member at a nursing home intentionally harms a resident in some capacity. However, nursing home residents may also be victims of mistreatment if they are neglected.
Nursing homes and their individual staff members have a responsibility to ensure the health and overall well-being of residents are prioritized. When nursing home staffs neglect those in their care, residents might:
Those are just a few examples. Be aware that our Chester County nursing home abuse attorneys also handle cases involving nursing home neglect. If your loved one has suffered because those you relied upon to care for them failed to do so adequately, we can help you pursue compensation.
Learning that a family member or other close loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse is devastating. While you may not be able to undo the harm that has already been done, you can at least take legal action to ensure those who abused your loved one are held accountable.
Be aware that doing so doesn’t merely benefit you and your family. It also protects current and future nursing home residents. When nursing homes where abuse occurs pay the price for their misdeeds, abuse is less likely to continue.
At The Weitz Firm, our Chester County nursing home abuse attorneys have the experience and dedication necessary to provide you and your loved one with aggressive representation. Begin pursuing justice today by contacting us online or calling us at 267-587-6240 to schedule a consultation.