Placing a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision. You expect a high standard of care, and hope they will be treated will the dignity they deserve. Nursing homes are held to strict federal and state regulations, but all too often they are understaffed and employees are overworked. Because older adults are much more likely to be physically, cognitively, or mentally impaired, neglect of residents can go unnoticed for long periods of time. If your trust is betrayed by nursing home staff through the abuse of a loved one, they should be held liable, and you may be entitled to compensation.
For over 45 years, our compassionate Eugene nursing home abuse attorneys at The Gatti Law Firm have helped victims secure financial compensation for any injuries, medical costs, and/or emotional pain and suffering they experience. If you or your loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect, contact The Gatti Law Firm to seek justice.
Call (503) 543-1114 today or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
How Can I Prove Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse can take many forms, including physical, sexual, psychological, or financial. It often takes the form of neglect, as well. Unfortunately, both neglect and abuse often go unnoticed, even by the watchful eye. Part of our jobs as your attorneys will be to gather the necessary evidence to prove the abuse and/or neglect occurred.
The following documentation can be useful in proving nursing home abuse:
- Photos of unexplained injuries
- Documentation of infections or bedsores
- Dehydration due to lack of adequate water
- Poor personal hygiene, such as not changing diapers often enough
- Sudden weight loss, especially if the resident feeds him- or herself
- Frequent falling and associated injuries
- Abnormal changes in behavior, such as failure to sustain healthy interaction with staff, visitors, and other residents
- Hazards in the resident’s environment, such as slippery floors, poor lighting, inadequate wheelchairs or walkers, or unsafe furniture
Do I Need a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer?
If you or your loved one was abused in a nursing home, don’t wait to speak to a qualified nursing home abuse lawyer. Even if you only suspect mistreatment, you can contact our nursing home abuse attorneys in Eugene for a free case evaluation. We are prepared to hold the responsible parties accountable. And, because you don’t pay unless we win your injury case, you have nothing to lose by booking a confidential consultation with our law firm to discuss your options.
Call (503) 543-1114 to book a free consultation with a Eugene nursing home abuse attorney from The Gatti Law Firm.