Putting a loved one in a nursing home or assisted-living facility is a tough decision for many people. However, it may become necessary. Everyone does their best to ensure that their loved one is going to a comfortable and safe facility, but there could be a time when it is discovered that a loved one is being 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 believe that anyone could abuse a vulnerable elderly person, but it happens. Unfortunately, this is one of the most understudied 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 takes many forms and can be both physical and non-physical:
Always be on the lookout for signs of abuse when you visit your loved ones. Look for any bruises, marks, or changes in behavior. Often, the person who is being abused cannot, or is afraid to, communicate what has happened to them. Be involved and 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: