Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys In New York & Pennsylvania
Although many assisted living and nursing home facilities employ compassionate professionals who truly care about their residents, nursing home abuse is a growing problem that can cause serious injury, illness, emotional distress, and even death. The Team at Stanley Law believe that all human beings deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of age or ability. We are dedicated to helping victims of nursing home abuse and neglect find justice and recover maximum compensation for their damages.
Types Of Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect
When a loved one can no longer live on their own, making the decision to place them in a nursing home can be difficult. Joe knows – putting your trust and confidence in others to take care of your loved one as you would is a big burden to carry, and when that trust is broken, it can be devastating for everyone involved. It’s important to be aware of the types of abuse that can occur in nursing homes and other facilities. Nursing home abuse and neglect may include:
- Physical, emotional, or sexual abuse
- Inadequate food and drink, which can cause malnourishment or dehydration
- Untreated conditions and illnesses
- Improper administration of medications
- Failing to request outside medical support
- Inadequate supervision, which can lead to falling
- Lack of an effective evacuation plan in case of an emergency such as a natural disaster or fire
Signs Of Elder Abuse Or Neglect
Because injuries and illnesses do happen from time to time, the signs of neglect and abuse may not be obvious. However, there are some major signs to look for, including:
Bedsores and Bruising — Strange markings or sores do not typically appear on the skin without a reason. If there’s no obvious cause for a sore or injury, it could be the result of neglect or abuse.
Dehydration or Malnutrition — Getting essential vitamins and nutrients is part of a caring, nurturing environment. If your loved one is losing weight, always seems to be hungry or thirsty, or looks malnourished, it could be a sign of neglect.
Visible Fear — Your loved one should be content and happy if they are in good hands. If they seem withdrawn, upset, or scared when you visit, it could be a sign of verbal and/or physical abuse.
Unexplained Death or Illness — If your loved one has suddenly passed away or becomes very ill without previously having symptoms, it is essential to speak with their health care providers and administrators about exactly what happened.
Some other signs of abuse and neglect include:
- Poor personal hygiene
- Fractured or broken bones
- Memory loss or forgetfulness
- Sudden changes in normal behavior
- Withdrawal from social activities
- Anxiety, anger, and depression
- Use of restraints
- Evasiveness or unwillingness of health care providers to answer questions
How A Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Can Help
The elderly have rights and protecting your loved one should be a top priority. If your loved one is being abused or isn’t receiving proper care, our nursing home abuse lawyers fight to ensure your family is compensated in a way that allows you to put them in a better senior living facility that will take care of them with respect, dignity, and compassion.
Although financial compensation can’t take away your loved one’s pain, holding these organizations accountable for their actions may very well prevent others from being abused. If you have lost a loved one and suspect that abuse or neglect played a role in their death, our attorneys will pursue every possible avenue to get to the bottom of the matter and recover the compensation your family deserves.
Contact A Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Today
Our team of caring attorneys is experienced in handling nursing home and assisted living abuse and neglect cases. We fight to protect the well-being of your loved one and help your family find the compensation you need to take proper care of your family member.
To schedule a free initial consultation at Stanley Law Offices, contact us online or call 800-608-3333 or 800-372-3760. Our offices are conveniently located in Syracuse, Binghamton, Watertown, and Rochester, New York, and Montrose, Pennsylvania. Se habla español.
If you suspect nursing home neglect or abuse, contact the New York State Department of Health Nursing Home Complaint hotline at 1-888-201-4563. In Pennsylvania, you can contact the Statewide Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-800-490-8505.
The Team at Stanley Law. There for you.