We know that you want to do what is right for your loved ones. That includes ensuring that they are well taken care of if they need to be placed in a nursing home or assisted living facility. However, there may come a time when you need an Akron nursing home abuse attorney.
At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, you will have an advocate by your side. If you have discovered that your loved one has been abused, we will help you get the compensation you deserve.
As a society, we have fallen down when it comes to protecting the elderly. Please understand that we realize not all nursing homes are bad. In fact, most of them and their staff perform their jobs well and with compassion.
However, any case of abuse is too much and we know that there are plenty of cases. The Centers for Disease Control says that elder abuse is “an act or failure to act that causes or creates risk of harm to an older adult.”
What does this abuse look like?
Physical Abuse of any kind. This includes staff or volunteers slapping, punching, shoving, pushing, burning, or any other act that intentionally causes harm to an elderly person.
Sexual Abuse is an abhorrent form of physical abuse and includes any sexual encounter between an elderly resident with staff at a nursing home.
Emotional or Psychological Abuse is both verbal and nonverbal and can inflict serious distress and mental pain in the elderly. This abuse can take the form of name-calling, intimidation, isolation, property destruction, and more.
Neglect occurs when a person’s basic needs of food, water, hygiene, clothing, and medical needs are not met by nursing home staff.
Financial Abuse can occur when staff at a nursing home has access to a resident’s financial and personal information and uses it for their own benefit.
If you suspect that a loved one is being abused or neglected, remove them from the situation as quickly as possible and contact law enforcement. Please be on the lookout for signs and symptoms of abuse. This can include unexplained marks, bruises, cuts, scrapes. It can also be indicated in changes n behavior of your loved one, including mood swings, withdrawn behavior, or changes in appetite.
Enough is enough. If you have discovered that your loved one has been abused or neglected at a nursing home, seek legal assistance immediately. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, our knowledgeable and experienced team will be by your side, working to uncover what happened. We will ensure that you and your loved one get the compensation you deserve. This can include: