Las Vegas Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
The decision to place a loved one or family member in a nursing home facility
is an incredibly tough experience. When choosing a facility, families
want to be sure their loved ones will be properly and adequately cared
for and that they will be living in a positive and compassionate environment.
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect routinely occurs and all
too often goes unreported. When elderly victims suffer injuries, illnesses,
or emotional or financial damages due to negligence or abuse, responsible
facilities, administrators, and staff must be held responsible. At Shook
& Stone, our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers help families take action.
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Types of Elder Neglect & Mistreatment
One of the more unfortunate aspects about nursing home abuse and neglect
is that cases are frequently unreported. Whether elderly victims lack
the ability to articulate their injuries or if they are unwilling to discuss
them, it becomes the responsibility of family members and loved ones to
be aware of the condition of elderly residents and to bring any suspicious
situations to the attention of a legal professional who can help you determine
the extent of negligence as well as assist you in filing a
personal injury or
medical malpractice claim.
Nursing home neglect and abuse can take many forms, resulting in physical,
emotional, and psychological repercussions. As elderly residents are often
in fragile and vulnerable states of health, abuse and neglect can result
in severe injuries and illnesses and can potentially be fatal. Some of
the common forms of nursing home abuse include:
- Physical abuse and violence
- Emotional abuse
- Neglecting basic needs
- Neglecting hygiene needs
- Medical neglect
- Financial exploitation
No matter the nature of neglect or abuse, these types of inconsiderate
behavior and violations should never be tolerated. If you notice any physical
signs of injuries, unacceptable conditions in hygiene or health, frequent
arguments or tension between caregivers and elderly residents, or any
changes in personality or behavior, then you should bring the situation
to the attention of a Las Vegas nursing home abuse lawyer from our firm
as soon as possible. By providing you and your family with a friendly
and inviting atmosphere, you can be comfortable with discussing these
personal and unfortunate circumstances and can help us put an end to the
neglect for both your loved one and other elderly residents.
Report Abuse to a Nevada Personal Injury Lawyer
By bringing your case to the attention of Shook & Stone, our Nevada
injury attorneys can conduct investigations into the nursing home facility
to determine the type and extent of negligence and abuse involved. In
addition to helping you receive the compensation for the damages your
loved one suffered, you can also play a role in holding negligent or abusive
caregivers responsible for their actions. Our firm understands that these
can be difficult and emotionally turbulent experiences, and we always
remain compassionate and supportive. If you would like to speak with an
attorney from our firm,
contact Shook & Stone today.