Have you noticed signs that your spouse or mom or dad isn’t getting the care they need? And that the lack of care has resulted in physical and emotional injuries? If you suspect that your elderly loved one is being mistreated, neglected or abused, you should contact a Gainesville, Florida nursing home attorney immediately.
The following are signs that something may be wrong:
- Unexplained or excessive bruises/contusions
- Untreated bed sores
- Medicine and prescription errors
- Mysterious trips to the emergency room
- Broken bones
- Quickly declining medical conditions
- Unsanitary conditions such as unchanged bed sheets or dirty clothes
People who are living in Gainesville nursing homes and other full care facilities should be under the constant care of trained nurses and care staff. With understaffed homes or with staff who are overworked or poorly trained, neglect and improper care is a distinct possibility. Quite often, the nursing home residents – your family members – don’t have the ability to full determine if the care they are receiving is appropriate – or not.
Abuse and neglect of the elderly can be found in the form of bedsores, open wounds, cuts, bruises, dehydration, malnutrition, weight loss, burns, falls, bowel impactions, medication errors, poor personal hygiene, verbal or physical abuse, over-sedation – even stolen money and jewelry.
A quick Google Search of Nursing Home Abuse will lead you to daily news reports – terrible reports, especially when many of these incidents could have been prevented. Acts of negligence and abuse happen across the country, here in Florida and certainly around the Gainesville area from time to time.
The attorneys at Baron, Herskowitz, and Cohen have a long history of successfully working on behalf of family members who need to determine what to do when they suspect – or have confirmed – abuse of their loved ones.
If you’re like most people in this position, you likely don’t know what steps to take.
Fortunately, we do. With just one phone call, our attorneys can provide you with free information about whether you may have a valid abuse claim, what your legal options are and what the ‘next steps’ should be.
Help from lawyers working on nursing home abuse cases in Gainesville
Our goal is to help you through this process, and though difficult, try to make the process as easy as possible on you and your loved ones. For a free, in-depth case review, please call us today at 305-670-0101 or use the contact form on the right hand side of this page.