Trusting a facility with the full-time care of your mother, father, or other family member is no easy task. Even if you take the time to do all the research, meet the staff, and review care-giving records, you may never know all that goes on behind a nursing home’s walls.
While the majority of elder care facilities are reputable, as many as one-third may be guilty of mistreating residents. From medication abuse to physical, emotional, and financial abuse, staff members who are underqualified, have criminal backgrounds, or are overworked and underpaid can injure residents in many ways. If your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home, learn how our compassionate Gadsden lawyers can help you and your family: Call The Shelnutt Law Firm for free at 256-547-4988 today.
Examples of Nursing Home Abuse
- Verbal Degradation
- Physical Harm
- Stealing Money or Assets
- Verbal Threats
- Emotional Manipulation
- Dehydration and Malnutrition
- Medication Abuse (use of "chemical restraints," administering wrong medications or improper dosages)
- Withholding Basic Needs
- Human Rights Violations
- Unwarranted Treatments
Even when an individual is pinpointed as an abuser, the facility may be held liable for failure to supervise, failure to do background checks, failure to properly train, failure to provide a decent staff-to-resident ratio, and failure to take action with prior instances of abuse.
Nursing home abuse is one of the most disturbing types of cases we handle at The Shelnutt Law Firm. But when we prosecute and win them, a special type of satisfaction comes from helping our local communities. We see too many instances of abuse, but with each case we try and win, we are one step closer to keeping elderly residents safe from harm.
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Help put an end to nursing home abuse in our communities. If you suspect abuse of any kind towards your loved one, contact The Shelnutt Law Firm online or by phone at 256-547-4988 today. We are here to help your family in this time of need.