Nursing Home Negligence OVERVIEW
Too often, elderly or disabled residents of long-term care facilities are not getting the attention they require and sometimes have to compete with dozens of other residents for the attention of too few staff. As a result, often residents that require assistance with daily activities such as feeding, bathing, toileting, and walking are not receiving adequate care. Such neglect can lead to disastrous consequences like debilitating falls, the development of immobilizing ulcers, malnutrition, and sometimes death.
The first step in pursuing a nursing home abuse or neglect case is to consult a qualified attorney who is experienced in handling nursing home cases. At Tourkow, Crell, Rosenblatt & Johnston, LLP, it will not cost you anything to consult with an attorney to discuss the merits of your nursing home abuse or neglect claim. Stanley Rosenblatt will review the merits of the case. If we determine that you have a valid claim, we will usually represent you on a contingent fee basis. You pay nothing unless we recover money for you, and our fee is a percentage of that recovery.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are common signs of nursing home abuse and/or neglect?
- Broken bones
- Injuries from falls
- Bed Sores, bruises or blisters
- Dehydration or malnourishment
- Medication overdose
- Finding unconscious
- Extreme cases include assault, battery, rape or forced restraint
- Frequent Crying
- Attempts to frighten the resident
- Agitations, withdrawal, or fear
- Complaints of being ignored, consistently overlooked, and/or isolated
- Withholding food, water, and/or medication
- Failure to change bedding or take care of basic hygiene needs
Are there legal ramifications for act of abuse or neglect in a nursing home?
What should I do if I suspect that my loved one is being abused or neglected in an Indiana nursing home?
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