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, elder abuse, 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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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:
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.
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.