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Our elderly loved ones deserve to live in a safe, comfortable environment and be treated with courtesy and respect. Unfortunately, this is not always the case in nursing homes, as many residents are subjected to abuse and neglect by nursing home employees.
If your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, call The Penton Law Group, PLLC today. Our Jackson nursing home abuse lawyers are tough advocates for elder abuse victims.
Establishing liability can be difficult and complicated in a nursing home abuse case. When a resident suffers an injury, the cause of the injury is not always easy to determine. It can be even more difficult to learn the identity of the person who caused the harm. Nursing home records may be incomplete or altered to serve the best interest of the facility or staff. Your best course of action is to consult with an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer who can obtain and preserve evidence, identify responsible parties and aggressively pursue compensation for your loved one.
This is the most prevalent form of nursing home abuse. Signs and symptoms of physical abuse include broken bones, torn or bloody clothing and unexplained bruises and cuts.
This type of abuse comes in many forms:
Elderly residents may be forced to undress or watch sex acts performed by their abusers. They may be forced to have their photos taken against their will or to watch pornographic materials. Signs of sexual abuse include:
Elderly nursing home residents are vulnerable to financial exploitation. This may occur as:
Many factors contribute to nursing home abuse, including:
Negligent caregivers and nursing homes should be held accountable for causing harm to elderly residents. Contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC right away if your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse. Our Jackson personal injury lawyers are available 24/7 and offer free consultations. Schedule your appointment by calling or filling out an online contact form.