You never want to think about your elderly loved one suffering abuse or neglect at the hands of someone expected to care for them. However, it happens more often than it should and there’s only a few different actions people can do to help fix the issue.
While reporting it begins the steps of putting a stop to nursing home abuse, it is important to also take legal action against the responsible party or parties. In these matters, though, it’s not just about obtaining compensation.
Legal Action Puts Others On Notice
When you make the decision to take legal action against a negligent or abusive nursing home, you are putting public scrutiny on the person or the facility responsible. It brings the problem into public spotlight and allows others to see the problems existing in the facility.
Because of this, others can make decisions regarding their loved ones and keep them from admitting their loved ones into the same nursing home. Others can make their decisions based on the legal troubles that the nursing home has encountered.
Legal Action Can Create Change
Because of the spotlight that legal action creates for negligent and dangerous nursing homes, there’s a possibility that it creates change in the nursing home—all the way from the owners and managers to the staff members and the processes for providing care.
Taking legal action can help prevent others from enduring the same fate if the facility changes and those who are responsible are no longer associated with the nursing home. This is the biggest benefit of pursuing a nursing home abuse lawsuit against the responsible parties.
At The Gatti Law Firm, we’re ready to help you create the change needed to keep your loved one and others safe from potential harm. We take the steps necessary to guide you through the matter for compensation and justice.
Our Oregon nursing home abuse lawyers are ready to help you. Call us today at (503) 543-1114.