If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse, Take Action
The decision to place an elderly loved one in the care of a professional nursing home is never an easy one. Families trust that their loved ones will be cared for with compassion and respect and that they will be healthy and safe.
For these reasons, the abuse of elderly people in nursing homes is a problem that not many people want to think about. Sometimes, however, you are left with no choice but to acknowledge that your loved one is not receiving the care he or she deserves.
Even if you aren’t sure you have a valid nursing home neglect case, it never hurts to consult a professional. Here at Romano & Associates, PLLC, in Charleston, we offer a free case evaluation. Our attorneys will talk with you confidentially about the situation and your suspicions. Then, our lawyers can advise you about the best way to proceed.
We handle cases involving:
- Bed sores/decubitus ulcers
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Falls and broken bones
- Wandering off/elopement
- Physical, sexual or financial abuse
- Medication errors, including overmedicating residents
Common Signs Of Abuse And Neglect In Nursing Homes
In recent years, as the growing population ages, the number of nursing homes and long-term care facilities has increased. Tragically, so have the number and frequency of cases involving abuse, neglect and loss of life. Here are a few signs to watch for:
- Emergency hospital visits to treat broken bones after slipping or falling
- Sudden and unexplained shifts in mood or temperament
- Unexplained bruises
- Financial transactions that are out of the ordinary and unaccounted for
- Emotional detachment
- Staff members who won’t allow you to visit with your loved one alone
Let Us Work To Hold The Wrongdoers Accountable
We care about holding nursing facilities, staff, in-home caregivers and other individuals responsible for their actions. Depending on your needs, we can work with you to file a lawsuit for wrongful death or negligence or to correct a medical-related error.
You or your loved one can potentially obtain compensation for pain and suffering as well as any emotional or psychological trauma caused by the neglect and wrongdoing. Learn more by calling Romano & Associates, PLLC, at 304-932-4604. You can also reach our West Virginia firm online.