When loved ones can no longer take care of themselves, a nursing home is supposed to be a safe and supportive solution to attend to their medical needs. Unfortunately, not all facilities take proper care of their residents. Knowing the warning signs of abuse and neglect is an important first step toward protecting elderly friends or relatives. Abuse and neglect can occur as a result of improper care delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nurse assistants, doctors, maintenance workers, or any other employees of a long-term care facility. Signs of mistreatment include:
In addition to nursing homes, assisted living facilities and personal care homes serve as long-term options for loved ones with healthcare needs that cannot always be managed independently. Many of these facilities, however, are plagued by the same abuse and neglect issues common in nursing homes. These problems are frequently attributed to understaffing, which is typically a management level decision intended to reduce expenses and increase profits.
We are proud of the reputation Feldman Shepherd lawyers have earned in handling abuse and neglect occurrences at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. In this complex field, knowledge of proper care and facility management is as important as an understanding of the unique legal principles that apply to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Our experienced attorneys can help you or your loved one recover all the compensation to which you or they may be entitled. If you suspect someone you know may be a victim of nursing home, personal care home, or other long-term care facility abuse, trust that the attorneys at Feldman Shepherd can put an end to the abuse and address your concerns.
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