When you are faced with the necessity of putting your loved one into a nursing home, the last thing you should ever have to worry about is them being harmed due to abuse or neglect. Unfortunately, there are times when nursing home staff must be held accountable for their actions. At Paulozzi LPA, we are here to help when you need a Brooklyn Heights nursing home abuse and neglect attorney. Let us secure the compensation your loved one is entitled to.
Nursing home abuse and neglect, along with the wider problem of elder abuse, are vastly understudied in the United States. It occurs regularly and, with the average age of our population increases, it is something we need to get a handle on. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that elder abuse is “an act or failure to act that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult.”
There are various types of abuses that can happen in a nursing home. Some of the most common types include:
Family and friends of those in a nursing home should always be on the lookout for common signs that abuse or neglect has occurred. This can include:
If your loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home, or if you suspect abuse or neglect is taking place, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The knowledgeable and experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorney at Paulozzi LPA is ready to get to work on your case. Let us investigate what happened in order to secure the compensation you and your loved one need. This can include: