Taking Action Against Nursing Home Abuse
Our Buffalo injury attorneys are experienced in taking action against nursing home abuse. We will make sure the negligent party is held responsible and your loved one receives the proper care that they deserve. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Taking Action Against Nursing Home Abuse | First Steps
If you suspect nursing home neglect or abuse of your loved one, you need to take action right away. Don’t lose an opportunity to document what is or what you may think is happening. You should advise the nursing home of your concerns in writing so that there is a record on hand. An investigation may be done, and you will be provided with the results. The nursing home should behave carefully when they know that they are being monitored closely.
Taking Action Against Nursing Home Abuse | Signs of Neglect
Neglect and abuse can take many forms. It can be as obvious as bruising, or less obvious such as bed sores. It can be as sudden as malnutrition or as subtle as mental abuse. We have complaints of residents who simply press the buzzer non-stop and not get any response to come and take care of their needs, get them to the bathroom, or to provide clean up. A friend or family member can look for these signs and notice the quality of the care. Are the sheets clean? Talk to your loved ones about what’s been going on. If they can’t communicate with you, look for the signs that are unspoken. Check for signs of abuse, check for bruising, check for bed sores, especially if a person has been previously interactive with you and is now despondent.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to nursing home abuse in Western New York, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact our personal injury law office for a free consultation. Our team of dedicated attorneys will fight to get the compensation that you deserve.