Holding Nursing Homes Accountable For Abuse And Neglect
Nursing homes are supposed to be places of safety and nurturing care for vulnerable elders. When you learn that your loved one has been subjected to abuse or neglect at the hands of those who were supposed to care for them, it’s enraging and tragic.
At Ward & Glass, L.L.P., we’re committed to seeking justice for injury victims, especially vulnerable elders who are mistreated in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Our lawyers are bulldogs when it comes to fighting for accountability. At the same time, we are skilled negotiators who understand how to resolve these cases in a favorable manner, whether that means fighting in court or pursuing a strong settlement.
Our ultimate goal is justice and compensation for your loved one, who deserves so much better than the mistreatment they’ve endured.
What Abuse And Neglect Can Look Like
Mistreatment in nursing homes can take many forms. Common examples include:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual assault
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Bedsores and infections from improper care
- Inadequate supervision of residents
The signs of abuse can be subtle, especially in vulnerable elders who may have cognitive or speech impairments. Warning signs might include:
- Isolation and withdrawal
- Escalating health conditions
- Wandering (also called “elopement”)
It’s important to enlist legal help if you notice signs of neglect or abuse in a loved one. Our attorneys can help you take the appropriate action to protect your loved one and investigate what’s going on behind the scenes. We can help you pursue accountability through a personal injury or wrongful death claim, if warranted.
How Nursing Home Abuse Happens
How is it that licensed, professional care facilities end up becoming hotbeds of abuse and neglect? Many factors may play a role, including:
- Negligent hiring
- Inadequate supervision
- Insufficient training
Often, when reports of abuse or neglect come to light, they get swept under the rug – amplifying the horrific impact of mistreatment.
Our personal injury lawyers are passionate about righting wrongs and standing up against injustice.
Get Help For Your Vulnerable Loved One
If you suspect that your loved one is suffering from elder abuse or neglect in a nursing home or professional care facility, don’t wait to seek help. Contact our nursing home neglect lawyers in Norman, Oklahoma, at 405-253-4031 or reach out online for a free consultation.