Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
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White & Weddle, P.C.

Senior citizens and their families should be able to trust nursing homes to treat their residents with care and respect. If you discover that your elderly loved one is being mistreated at a nursing home, we vow to stand up for their rights. We are trial lawyers, ready to present cases to a jury to earn victimized senior citizens the justice they deserve. The jury is the last recourse for powerless people against the powerful, and we want to be an advocate for senior citizens.

Families must keep a watchful eye for the symptoms of abusive or neglectful behavior caused by a nursing home. 

Common signs include:

  • Bed sores and infections

  • Unexplained bruises, broken bones and other nursing home injuries

  • Unusual weakness or frequent illness

  • Ceased communication or withdrawal

  • Falls

These signs could indicate that nursing home staff is failing to properly move bedridden residents, failing to monitor residents in order to prevent falls, or failing to feed residents properly to prevent malnutrition and dehydration. Our attorneys are equipped and ready to hold nursing homes accountable for these failures.

Nursing Home Neglect

While direct abuse does happen in nursing homes, it is not as common as neglect. Inaction, rather than action, often causes harm to residents. This tends to be the result of understaffed nursing homes. In an attempt to save money, they keep their staffing levels low or hire improperly trained staff. As a result, the most vulnerable residents of the nursing home may suffer. We know the signs of a neglectful nursing home and use this knowledge to seek justice for victims.

White & Weddle, P.C.