The effects of neglect or abuse on individuals who can no longer take care of themselves can be devastating. Nursing home abuse is a case of medical malpractice covered under personal injury law. Gerling Law attorneys will uphold the rights of your loved one, and make sure those responsible for the abuse are held accountable.
If we can no longer care for our elderly family members, we often call on professionals to help. Sadly, nursing home negligence and abuse is becoming more and more common — even in our communities of Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Owensboro. Should profits become more important than providing proper care for residents, it can lead to neglect and even abuse.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, Gerling Law attorneys can help you collect financial compensation from the nursing home professionals who caused the injuries.
Rest assured, we know the law — and nursing home neglect and abuse is against the law!
Signs Of Nursing Home Neglect Or Abuse
In some cases, nursing home professionals fail to meet the needs of their residents — even to the point of physical, mental or sexual abuse. Your loved one may be unable to make judgments or even speak up about their treatment.
It is vitally important that you watch for the following signs of nursing home abuse or neglect:
- Bedsores or poor skin condition
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Sudden weight gain or weight loss
- Unexplained broken bones, bruises or lacerations
- Behavior or personality changes
- Theft of money or personal property
- Unsanitary conditions
Inadequate supervision of residents who might wander off the property and get injured is also neglect that may lead to serious personal injuries or even wrongful death.
If you suspect abuse of your loved one, it may be a case of nursing home negligence or abuse and it is important to act quickly. Contact Gerling Law today.
Wrongful Death From Nursing Home Neglect Or Abuse
When nursing home abuse or neglect is not addressed, death can result. As a family member of the deceased, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the nursing home. Has your loved one passed away suddenly and without explanation while under the care of nursing home professionals? If so, you may need a Gerling Law attorney who can help you discover the cause of death and, if appropriate, file a wrongful death claim on your behalf.
How Gerling Law Can Help You
If you suspect a loved one is or has been the victim of nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse, contact us. Like other cases of medical malpractice, these can be complex and time-consuming. Everyone at Gerling Law is dedicated to and compassionate with our clients. Our lawyers are committed to upholding your rights and the rights of your loved one. In our pursuit of justice for you, we will hold those responsible for abuse or neglect accountable for their actions. Our attorneys will review your case — free of charge and without obligation — and we'll hold the abusive or negligent nursing home professionals accountable for their actions.
Call our offices in Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Owensboro today at 812-266-9051 or complete the free case review form for a free, no-obligation initial consultation. Remember, Go with Experience. Go with Gerling.