When you have to make the difficult decision to put a loved one in a nursing home, you should never have to worry about them being harmed by the employees of the facility. Unfortunately, there are times when the careless and negligent actions of nursing home staff cause significant harm to a resident. If your loved one has been abused and needs assistance from a nursing home abuse attorney, contact the team at Paulozzi LPA today. We will investigate what happened in order to secure any compensation your loved one is entitled to.

What does Youngstown nursing home abuse look like?

Nursing home abuse, in any form, is abhorrent and unacceptable. Unfortunately, we know that nursing home abuse is vastly underreported in the United States. Incidents happen on a daily basis and show that many workers prey on the elderly and vulnerable. Residents in a nursing home can experience a range of abuse. This can include the following:

  • Physical abuse: this includes any type of unnecessary contact, such as slapping, punching, shoving, burning, and more.
  • Sexual abuse: this relates to any form of physical abuse that includes sexual contact of any kind between nursing home employees and residents.
  • Emotional and psychological abuse: not all abuse is physical, and this type of abuse can include property destruction, name-calling, intimidation, and isolation.
  • Neglect: this includes failing to provide a resident with their basic necessities, including food, water, hygiene, clothing, and medical care.
  • Financial abuse: nursing home staff often have access to a resident’s personal financial information, which they can abuse in the form of identity theft, unnecessary spending, and outright theft of their personal property.

Who can be held liable for nursing home abuse?

There are various parties that could be held liable in nursing home abuse cases. This could include the perpetrators of the abuse. In many cases, this would mean a nursing home employee. However, this could also include volunteers who come into a nursing home with the intention of preying on vulnerable residents.

In most cases, it will also be possible to hold the nursing home facility owners or operators responsible for what happened. Nursing homes should always conduct background checks before hiring someone, and they should properly supervise employees.

We are here to help you secure compensation

If your loved one has been abused in a nursing home, or if you suspect abuse has occurred, contact an attorney immediately. At Paulozzi LPA, our team is ready to get to work on your behalf. We will investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation your loved one needs. This can include:

  • Coverage for medical expenses related to the abuse
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Relocation expenses or the cost to stay at the facility
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

When you need a nursing home abuse attorney in Youngstown, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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