Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
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Caring for elderly or ill loved ones isn’t easy, and it certainly isn’t something any one person can tackle alone. For that reason, countless Americans turn to nursing homes for help. They trust their parents, aunts, uncles, spouses, and other loved ones into the care of these reputable facilities, hoping they will provide their family members with the attention they require. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect is a common issue, and it can result in serious, if not fatal, harm.
Why Choose Ross & Pines, LLC?
If your loved one was abused in his or her nursing home, we want to help. Our experienced attorneys at Ross & Pines, LLC, can help you gather evidence against the liable nursing home and build a case against your loved one’s abusers. We know how challenging this type of situation can be, which is why our lawyers are committed to providing each client with the support and guidance they need and deserve.
Our team has more than 100 years of collective legal experience, and we have extensive knowledge of the applicable elder abuse laws that could apply in your case. When you choose to work with our lawyers, you can expect personalized, one-on-one attention throughout each step of your case. Our firm is dedicated to providing each case with the attention it requires, so you never have to worry about our commitment.
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Nursing Abuse Statistics
According to the National Council of Aging, there are roughly 5 million reported elder abuse incidents each year, and only about 1 in 14 are reported to the authorities, which means the true number of abuse victims could be significantly higher.
Below you will find a few of the most concerning nursing home abuse statistics, as reported by the National Center on Elder Abuse:
- 1 in 3 U.S. nursing homes have been cited for violating federal standards that could potentially harm residents.
- 44% of nursing home residents say they have suffered abuse, and 95% say they’ve witnessed nursing homes neglecting other residents.
- 50% of nursing home staff have admitted to mistreating residents, either through physical abuse, neglect, mental abuse, or any other type of abuse.
- The most common types of nursing home abuse include physical abuse and psychological abuse.
How To Recognize the Signs of Abuse
If you suspect your loved one might be suffering abuse, you should voice your concerns and ask your loved one about it immediately. However, if your loved one denies any foul play, you should still be on the lookout for potential signs of mistreatment. Several surveys have found that nursing home residents often avoid reporting abuse because they do not want to inconvenience their families, so be vigilant in your own evaluations.
Signs of nursing home abuse often include:
- Bruises, especially on the wrists and ankles, as if from restraints
- Burn marks, missing sections of hair, or torn skin
- Untreated or unreported injuries
- Poor hygiene
- Unclean living conditions
- The resident is frightened of nursing home staff or acts anxious
- The resident becomes depressed or withdrawn
- Sudden mood changes
Although most forms of nursing home abuse are physical or psychological, elder abuse can also include sexual harassment, financial exploitation, or gross neglect. If a nursing home resident is receiving substandard care, or if anyone within the home is taking advantage of their elderly or sickly state, you could have a valid claim on their behalf.
Don’t wait to seek justice, speak out against your loved one’s abusers right away, before they are allowed to continue harming others.
Seek Maximum Compensation From the Liable Party
If you think you have a nursing home abuse claim, our lawyers can work with you to determine potential liability and to uncover evidence of the alleged abuse. We can also help you seek maximum compensation from the liable party, which could include lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
Contact Ross & Pines, LLC at (888) 838-4858 to discuss your nursing home abuse case with our Atlanta lawyers.