Do you suspect that a family member or friend has been abused or neglected at a nursing home or assisted living center? Has someone you care about suffered physical, sexual, or emotional abuse in a care facility? Did someone even die as a result of the abuse? If you think someone has injured or neglected your loved one, you may be right.
Families face difficult decisions when their elderly or disabled members cannot care for themselves. If people decide to trust professionals to help with the care, they certainly expect that it will be safe and loving. These facilities are very expensive, but, unfortunately, sometimes they do not provide adequate, safe, or even sanitary care. In addition, many of these "homes" do not adequately train or supervise staff. Defective equipment such as beds, bed rails, wheelchairs, walkers and other equipment cause injury. In spite of the promises for nurturing, safe care, these centers often subject these vulnerable elderly or disabled people to risk.
If you suspect abuse of a family member or friend, you need an attorney who can help investigate your claim. Evidence of abuse may include unexplained bruises, broken bones, skull fractures, bedsores, abrupt behavioral changes, excessive fear, an over medicated condition, dehydration, infections, malnutrition, or other unattended medical conditions. Sometimes these injuries even result in death.
The attorneys at Goodsell Oviatt take nursing home abuse and neglect cases very seriously and will vigorously represent their clients. Let them put their regional and national experience to work for you.