The United States has thousands of long-term care facilities serving millions of residents. When the medical demands of elderly parents overwhelm their adult-children, they may turn to licensed professionals at nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Unfortunately, neglect and abuse may happen at these facilities.
When you make the difficult decision to place your elderly loved one in a nursing home, you are trusting that they will receive proper care. When this trust is broken it could be at great cost to your loved one. Facilities may cut corners and provide substandard care to residents. Shockingly, some staff members may even recklessly or intentionally harm residents.
Medication overdosing or under-dosing
Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many different forms. Some common signs and types of nursing home abuse claims involve one or more of the following issues:
Physical or sexual assault
Unclean/unsanitary living conditions
Sudden change in behavior
Wandering/leaving the facility unsupervised
Rapid weight loss
Overuse or illegal use of physical restraints
When you or your family have a nursing home abuse or neglect claim, protect your loved one and contact Horton & Mendez. Upon becoming involved in a case we immediately take the following steps to help you obtain the justice you deserve:
Investigate and secure evidence to support your claim.
Identify the perpetrators of the abuse and establish a legal theory of liability.
If necessary, take the responsible party to court.
Aggressively pursue an out-of-court settlement.
Work with medical and nursing home experts to support our legal theory and your damages.
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