One of the hardest decisions anyone has to make is to put a loved one in a nursing one or a skilled living facility. However, it may become necessary. We know that you do your best to ensure you choose a good place for them to be, but there may come a time when you discover that your loved one has been abused.
At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we think the abuse of the elderly or impaired is abhorrent and we want to help. When you need a Cleveland nursing home abuse attorney, we will work tirelessly to investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you and your loved one deserve.
It is hard to even think that anyone could abuse a vulnerable elderly person, but we know it happens. Unfortunately, this is one of the most under-studied areas of crime in the US. According to the CDC, there are over 16,000 nursing homes in the country, a number that will surely grow as the average age of the population shifts upwards.
Nursing home abuse can take many forms and is both physical and non-physical:
Please always be on the lookout for signs of abuse when you visit your loved ones. Look for any bruises or marks or changes in behavior. Often, the person abused cannot, or is afraid to, communicate what has happened to them. Be involved and as to inspect finances and other paperwork. If you suspect something is wrong, call the police.
The elderly deserve respect, especially by those entrusted with their care when they reach a point where they cannot care for themselves. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we take these cases seriously. If you suspect a loved one has been abused by nursing home staff or volunteers, please call us today so we can secure compensation for you and prevent this from happening to anyone else. We want to secure coverage for the following: