Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
No one wants to think that their loved one may be suffering neglect or abuse in a nursing home. It may be tempting to blame dementia or an elder’s inevitable decline for suspicious injuries or other symptoms of neglect. Our best advice in these situations is to trust your gut instincts. If you suspect that something is wrong and your loved one may be a victim of nursing home negligence or abuse, contact us. We will help you get the answers you need.
Identifying The Signs Of Nursing Home Negligence
Your loved one may not tell you about the abuse and neglect for several reasons. They may be confused or not aware of what is happening. An abusive staff member or resident may be threatening them. They might just be too scared to tell anyone. It may be up to you to find out what is really happening.
The highly experienced and dedicated attorneys of Wood and Carlton, P.C., help clients in Mississippi and western Tennessee identify signs of nursing home negligence and elder abuse and fight to hold those responsible to account for their wrongdoing.
We have the resources and access to respected independent medical professionals to thoroughly investigate and evaluate cases of suspected nursing home abuse or neglect involving:
- Medication errors
- Bedsores or other signs of poor hygiene or improper care
- Dehydration or malnutrition resulting in rapid physical decline
- Failure to report injuries or hospital visits to the family
- Unexplained bumps, bruises, cuts or other relatively minor injuries
- Falling accidents or unexplained broken bones
- Changes in behavior and emotional withdrawal
If you are truly concerned about the quality of long-term care your loved one is receiving, you owe it to yourself and your family to get real answers. We can help. If nursing home negligence or abuse is occurring, we have the experience, skill and resources to make those responsible pay.
If your loved one died in a nursing home under suspicious circumstances, an autopsy may be necessary to prove that negligence or abuse was the cause. You need straightforward answers at this difficult time. Talk to us. We can help.
Contact Us Today
Call our toll-free help line at 662-643-4341 or contact us by email now. A lawyer at Wood and Carlton, P.C., will sit down with you to discuss your situation in detail at no charge. If we represent you in a claim against a negligent nursing home or managed care facility, there will be no out-of-pocket legal fees for you to pay. We only get paid if we recover a financial settlement or jury award in your case.