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.
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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:
Out of malicious intent, recklessness, or neglect, caretakers in nursing homes and visiting family members may abuse senior residents in various ways. Not all types of nursing home abuse are strictly physical. However, all types can be met with legal action to bring it to an end and to seek compensation on behalf of the abused.
Four common types of nursing home abuse are:
If you suspect that your elderly loved one is being abused in their nursing home, you may feel conflicted about what to do next. Is it your responsibility to report the abuse, or is that something they should handle themselves? To do what is best for the wellbeing and safety of your loved one, you should report the abuse to the proper authorities and one of our attorneys.
Oftentimes, elders in nursing homes do not have the opportunity or wherewithal to report the abuse. Mental health difficulties that develop with age may make them not realize the severity of the abuse, or such problems could cause them to forget about it soon after it occurs. Some elders are aware of the abuse but feel too scared to speak up, fearing some sort of retribution inflicted by their abuser if they find out about the report.
With these situations in mind, it becomes the responsibility of loved ones to identify nursing home abuse and report it. Without your intervention, your elder could be subjected to worsened abuse.
If you or your loved one was abused in a nursing home, don’t wait to speak to a qualified nursing home abuse lawyer in Eugene. 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.
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