The compassionate lawyers at Danziger & De Llano have dedicated their careers to fighting for the vulnerable, and we are committed to the rights of nursing home abuse victims. When nursing home abuse is suspected, it is very important to act quickly – it could even be a matter of life and death.
Our lawyers are passionate about protecting the elderly, the helpless, and the neglected. When you call us we will begin our investigation immediately, get to the bottom of the problem, and make all those who should have been providing care pay for the pain and suffering that they have caused.
Do You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse?
If someone that you care about is living in a nursing home and you suspect that they have been the victim of nursing home abuse, it is essential that you get them immediate protection. Take all necessary action to make sure that they are safe, and then call the nursing home abuse lawyers at Danziger & De Llano. We are passionate about seeking justice on behalf of the vulnerable, and we will make sure that your loved one is well taken care of.
How Does Nursing Home Abuse Happen?
When you are looking for a good place for your loved one to spend their time, whether they are recuperating from an illness or in need of care over a longer period of time, it is hard to tell what you’re going to get.
Most nursing homes work hard to convince you that they are the best place available, offering round-the-clock care, an attentive staff, and a safe environment. But the truth is that staffing is one of the most serious problems that nursing homes face, and all too often they end up hiring people who are not properly trained in the way to care and deal with the sick and elderly. Frustration and misunderstandings can occur, tempers can flare, and the worst can happen.
What are the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse can take many forms. If there is active abuse taking place then there is a good chance that your loved one will have a number of visible bruises. If you are hearing reports of constant falls or broken bones it is something that needs to be looked into immediately, as when these things happen more than once it is a red flag warning of either active abuse or neglect.
You cannot trust your loved one to tell you about the abuse, even if they are able to communicate and function well, as often an abuser will threaten more harm if the victim reports what is going on.
What is the Difference between Abuse and Neglect?
Where abuse is the result of a conscious act, neglect has more to do with needs not being attended to. The simple services that are part and parcel of nursing home care and that your nursing home fees are supposed to be covering can easily be set aside by employees who are overworked or uncaring.
Something as basic as providing personal hygiene, turning a patient who is bedridden in order to avoid bedsores, feeding and administering medication are all examples of neglect that can be deadly for a patient who is unable to help themselves, and happen all too frequently in nursing home settings.
The Need for Human Interaction
Even more insidious than neglecting the patient’s physical needs is emotional neglect, where patients are treated as though they are simply objects to be tended to and nobody takes the time to sit and talk with them and engage them in conversation or relationships. This can cause severe depression or confusion for patients who are used to being part of a community and can cause a rapid downward spiral in their health and overall outlook.
Nursing Home Abuse Comes with Real Costs
When nursing home abuse takes place, the ramifications are emotional, physical and financial. The most important thing to do is to get your loved one into a safe place where they will be well taken care of, but it is also important that the perpetrators be held responsible so that the same thing doesn’t happen to another vulnerable victim.
The nursing home can be made to pay for any and all financial costs that have been incurred, either in terms of theft, medical expenses or emotional trauma that has been suffered, as well as for helping you find a better place for your loved one to get the care and supervision that they need.
Danziger & De Llano Will Fight for your Rights
The experienced lawyers at Danziger & De Llano have spent decades fighting for the rights of those who have been taken advantage of by the powerful. We have the experience that you need to get justice on behalf of your loved one.
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