Nursing Home Abuse
Were you or a loved one the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse? With nearly 20 years of experience, the lawyers at Distasio Law Firm are experienced and dedicated to protecting the rights of people who have been injured by the wrongdoing or negligence of another person. Nursing home staff should be held accountable for their actions so they do not have the opportunity to hurt anyone else. We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® as well as the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® because we have secured such high settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. If you have any questions about nursing home abuse, please read on.
Information on Nursing Home Abuse
Assisted Living Facility Neglect
Some warning signs of assisted living neglect include malnutrition, behavioral changes, bedsores, and unexplained injuries. Neglect can have very serious consequences, even if staff members are not being explicitly physically abusive. If you or a loved one was injured in an assisted living facility, please contact our firm immediately.
Preventing Abuse and Neglect
One way to be proactive against nursing home abuse is to take safety precautions. If you have a loved one in a nursing home facility, you can check and see what kind of training the facility staff has received, and learn if the nursing home has video surveillance in place.
Identifying Abuse and Neglect
There are a few key signs signaling that nursing home abuse and neglect are taking place with your loved one. If they have any unexplained bruises or injuries, or there are unexplained financial transactions with their bank, or if they contract a sexually transmitted disease, your loved one may be suffering from nursing home abuse. If you suspect something is amiss, please contact our firm today.
Types of Abuse
There are multiple types of abuse that can occur in nursing homes, from physical abuse to emotional abuse, including sexual and financial abuse. Being aware of the different types of abuse will allow you to identify it for your loved one, and help prevent it from happening to others.
Pressure sores occur when a patient has been left in one position for too long. The pressure exerted on an area, typically an area where the skin is naturally thinner, can cause an open wound to form. This is a serious issue that residents in nursing homes can suffer from, and although they do not necessarily mean your loved one is being abused or neglected, it is a common warning sign.
Types of Neglect
Neglect is not the same as abuse; in abuse, the patient is hurt intentionally. With neglect, the staff is simply failing to do anything at all. They may fail to give them medication on time, forget to feed or bathe the patient, or other simple daily tasks will be ignored. It doesn’t matter whether the neglect is physical or emotional; contact Distasio Law Firm today so we can answer any of your questions.
Stopping Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
If you believe a loved one has been or is being abused, the best thing you can do is take the proper measures to ensure it is stopped and cannot continue happening to your loved one or anyone else. Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the individual responsible could mean that compensation is secured to get your loved one the medical attention they deserve.
Nursing Home Questions
If you have questions about nursing home abuse or neglect, check out our frequently asked questions to get the information you need. Learning and being informed about the types of abuse and neglect prevalent in nursing homes is the best way to make it stop, for your loved one and others. You may also contact us at any time with specific questions about your case.
Need an attorney for a nursing home abuse case in Tampa?
The team at Distasio Law Firm understands how complex and exhausting these types of cases can be, but we will do everything possible to ensure you and your loved one receive justice. We will always put your needs first. We offer free case evaluations, so please don’t hesitate. Contact us today to get the compensation you deserve.
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