When a loved one requires health services that you can’t provide at home, you may have to make the difficult decision to have them cared for in a nursing home. Nursing homes have resources and staff available to provide 24-hour care for your aging loved ones. While these facilities are trusted to treat their residents properly, an alarming number of nursing home abuse cases occur. If your loved one suffered nursing home abuse, you should seek legal counsel from an experienced attorney who can help you through the process of filing a lawsuit against the facility.
Nursing home abuse can include:
- Mental or psychological abuse: staff yells at, demeans, or otherwise verbally abuses the resident
- Neglect: staff fails to check-in on the resident, does not provide food or water, or ignores medical conditions
- Sexual abuse: staff makes unwanted sexual advances toward the resident
- Financial abuse: staff steals from or otherwise manipulates the patient to take money from them
Call us today at (503) 543-1114 to protect the rights of your loved one.
At The Gatti Law Firm, we understand how shocking and heart-wrenching it can be to learn your loved one has suffered abuse at the hands of professionals you trusted to care for them. Our Salem nursing home abuse lawyers are here to help you hold the responsible party liable for their actions or negligence. The rights of your loved ones are our top priority, and we will fight tirelessly to ensure you are compensated for harm caused to your loved one. Our lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis, so unless we recover compensation on your behalf, you won’t owe us anything.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
The following are signs of nursing home abuse:
- Injuries such as broken bones, bruises, lacerations, or scars
- A change in behavior
- Soiled clothing
- Poor hygiene
- Weight loss
Our Attorneys Will Help Protect Your Loved One’s Rights in Salem
If you suspect your loved one has suffered abuse at their nursing home, you should remove them from the facility to prevent future harm or mistreatment, and contact the proper authorities to begin an investigation into the alleged abuse. Contact our experienced Salem nursing home abuse lawyers at The Gatti Law Firm if abuse is confirmed. We can investigate your personal injury case to build a strategic defense and recover compensation on your behalf. Our attorneys provide superior legal representation and work closely with you throughout your case to help you through this difficult time.
Nursing home abuse should not be ignored. Contact us online or call us at (503) 543-1114 to discuss your case.