Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Holding Negligent Nursing Homes Accountable for Over 40 Years
When your loved one moves into a nursing home or other long-term care facility, you put trust in the staff to provide them with proper care and protect them from harm. Sadly, all too often, that's not always the case. As nursing homes aim to cut costs to increase profits, facilities are often left understaffed and overwhelmed, leaving patients susceptible to abuse or neglect.
Most nursing homes or long-term care facilities have legal counsel that serve to protect a facility's best interests rather than a resident's. That's why it's essential that you and your family have someone on your side looking out for your interests as well. If you suspect that your loved one is suffering abuse or neglect, contact an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer at Grimes Teich Anderson, who will help you fight for your loved one's rights.
Nursing Home Residents' Rights
Your loved one has rights while living in a nursing home or care facility. If those rights are violated, the facility or individual(s) responsible for your loved one's neglect or abuse may be held accountable. The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law requires that each nursing home or long-term care facility must care for its residents in a manner that not only promotes but enhances the quality of life of each resident, ensuring dignity, choice, and self-determination. Every nursing home or care facility is obligated to offer each resident services and activities to maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being. This means that a resident should not decline in health or well-being due to how a nursing facility provides care, which likewise indicates being free from mental and physical abuse.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
When people think about the word abuse, they often consider physical abuse to be the most detrimental. However, other types of abuse may be just as pervasive and devastating. Nursing home abuse can take many forms. The most common types include:
This cannot be understated: no matter what form the abuse takes, it may bring serious harm to your loved one, and that is unacceptable.
Physical Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
Throughout the United States, there are many reports of residents being seriously injured or dying in nursing homes. Unfortunately, many of these incidents trace back to nursing home abuse or neglect. It's essential to know the signs of nursing home abuse so you can be the one to end it. If your loved one displays any of the abuse warning signs in the list below, do not wait — take immediate action.
Signs of Neglect:
What to Do if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
By taking these five steps after discovering signs of nursing home abuse or neglect, you can help protect your loved one's health and legal rights:
Grimes Teich Anderson Represents Those Who Need Our Help The Most
Incidents of nursing home abuse by trusted care providers in the United States should not happen. Nursing home abuse causes suffering, both to the resident and their family. Victims may have suffered injuries that require medical attention. Those who trusted a nursing home staff to care for their loved ones may be emotionally distraught. No matter your financial circumstances, you have access to justice.
Our nursing home abuse lawyers will work to help you:
At Grimes Teich Anderson, we are committed to nursing home reform and protecting the rights of injured individuals. Our experienced lawyers can help you recognize the warning signs of abuse. They can also help you get the justice and compensation to which you may be entitled.
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If you suspect abuse, contact Grimes Teich Anderson immediately and ask for a consultation with a North Carolina or South Carolina nursing home abuse attorney. Call 800-533-6845 or fill out our FREE online consultation form.