NURSING HOME ABUSE

Many families struggle with the decision to place an older loved one in a nursing home. Although they try to care for an elderly parent or family member at home, they just aren't equipped with the necessary professional skills or resources. Whether a beloved parent is suffering from dementia or serious health problems, sometimes the safest place is a residential care facility with the right staff and medical equipment to look after the people we love.

Unfortunately, a please exterior can hide abuse and neglect. Nursing home abuse is an alarmingly widespread problem. As the senior population continues to grow, nursing home abuse and neglect is likely to increase. At The Williams Litigation Group, we take on the facilities and individuals responsible for harming the most vulnerable members of our community.

JUSTICE FOR THE ELDERLY AND THEIR FAMILIES

It can be difficult for family members to recognize the signs of elder abuse. This is why it's critical for a senior's family to be involved and attentive any time an elderly loved one is a resident at a long-term care facility. It's also important to remember that nursing home abuse isn't restricted to nursing homes. Abuse can happen in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and even a senior's own home. Common types of nursing home abuse include:

  • Emotional and mental abuse
  • Bruises
  • Lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Bed sores
  • Falls
  • Inadequate supervision
  • Medication errors and overmedicating
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Septic shock/sepsis
  • Sexual abuse
  • Unnecessary physical restraints
  • Unsanitary conditions/poor hygiene

If you or an older loved one has experienced abuse or neglect in a nursing home or at the hands of a caregiver at a long-term care facility, we can help. We are trial lawyers committed to delivering exceptional results for our clients and their families. Call The Williams Litigation Group today to discuss your case.