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Jackson Nursing Home Abuse and Elderly Abuse Lawyer

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.

Why Choose The Penton Law Group, PLLC?

  • We are available for questions or concerns 24/7, and we promptly respond to calls, texts and emails.
  • We put our clients first, going above and beyond to ensure their legal needs are met.
  • We limit our caseload to ensure that each client receives the attention they deserve.
  • We focus our practice exclusively on personal injury law – It is all we do.

Why You Need an Elder Abuse Attorney

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.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Physical Abuse

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.

Emotional Abuse

This type of abuse comes in many forms:

  • Humiliation
  • Mocking the resident
  • Intimidation through threats and yelling
  • Ignoring the elderly resident
  • Isolating the victim from activities and other residents
  • Terrorizing the resident

Sexual Abuse

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:

  • Bloody undergarments
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Bleeding around the genital or anal area
  • Bruises around the breasts or genital region

Financial Exploitation

Elderly nursing home residents are vulnerable to financial exploitation. This may occur as:

  • Misuse of the elder’s accounts, credit cards or checks
  • Authorizing withdrawals or money transfers
  • Forging signatures
  • Stealing money, checks or belongings
  • Stealing the resident’s identity
  • Scams, including phony charities and questionable investment opportunities

Factors Contributing to Nursing Home Abuse

Many factors contribute to nursing home abuse, including:

  • Staffing shortages: Nursing homes require significant staffing to adequately care for, and attend to, the elderly residents. In the face of staff shortages, duties are neglected, and standards of care suffer.
  • Failure to properly screen employees: When caregivers are hired without proper screening, it puts nursing home residents at risk.
  • Lack of training and experience: Staff members cannot appropriately perform their job duties if they are not properly trained. Improper staff training impacts residents and their quality of life.
  • Poor supervision, management and accountability: Standards slip and neglect occurs in facilities that are lacking the supervision, management and leadership necessary to operate a safe facility with a compassionate environment.

Get Help Today from The Penton Law Group, PLLC

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.