Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Neglect & Abuse in Nursing Homes

It is a difficult enough task to put one’s parents or elder relatives into a nursing home. They are often quite vulnerable at this stage of life. When neglect of their needs or abuse of them has occurred, you have every right to strike back forcefully and aggressively. The best way to do that is with a personal injury attorney from The Law Firm of Steven I. Fried, P.C. Our firm has been serving plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice cases since 1993. We are well known for our commitment to, and strong support of, all ethnicities in the area. If your loved one has suffered at the hands of a neglectful or abusive nursing home employee, let us help you pursue justice and financial compensation.

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

The most obvious signs of abuse would be bruises or wounds. Elderly people can bruise and injure easily so this is not always a sign of abuse. If you see these signs consistently, or these signs are combined with depression, withdrawal, obvious fear or anxiety towards a caregiver, a noticeable change in attitude or behavior on the part of the patient or a report of abuse from them, it is time to take action. Abuse is not only physical; it can be emotional and even sexual.

Neglect can manifest itself in many ways: unsanitary conditions, bed sores, weight loss, lack of proper hygiene, malnutrition, lack of medical care, slip & fall accidents, traumatic brain injury or even death. A death caused by neglect or abuse is called wrongful death and if this, or any other harm results from poor care you will want experienced and proven legal representation to investigate and seek legal action against the nursing home. If you suspect there is any abuse or neglect occurring, take action immediately and contact our offices. Do not wait; your loved one’s health and well being are at stake.

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