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.
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:
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.
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: