Focused On Helping Families In Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse and neglect litigation is a substantial aspect of our practice at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP. Our nursing home abuse lawyers have years of experience investigating cases of elder abuse and are here to fight for the rights of your elderly loved one.
For most people, the decision to place an aging loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility is a difficult one. Although these facilities promise to provide your elderly loved one with quality medical care, a compassionate staff, opportunities for exercise and activity and an appropriate balance of safety and personal freedom, not all of them live up to their promises.
Signs Of Elder Abuse
You may not be aware of the problems until after your loved one has been admitted. When you visit, you notice patients being left by themselves in hallways for hours or, perhaps, going ignored after calling for help. The staff looks incredibly busy, and the place has an unsanitary smell. Your parent or grandparent has undergone sudden, unexplained personality changes or has completely stopped talking. Perhaps your loved one looks all right, but you’re finding suspicious discrepancies in the billing.
If you ask, your loved one may not be completely honest with you about how they are being treated out of fear of retaliation. In fact, the National Center on Elder Abuse estimates that for every reported instance of nursing home abuse, five incidents go unreported. You should be suspicious if you notice any of the following:
- Unexplained broken bones, wounds or signs of blunt force trauma
- Pressure sores
- Significant changes in behavior
- Unexplained weight loss
- Patients who are left unattended for long periods of time
- Staff members who fail to respond to calls for help
- Rough treatment of patients
- Failure to bathe or clean up patients who have soiled themselves
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Switched medications or anything that makes you suspect medical malpractice
One of the best ways to fight this ongoing problem is to hold these facilities legally accountable for their actions. Don’t hesitate to contact Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP, for a free consultation.
Contact Our Experienced Nursing Home And Elder Abuse Attorneys
As a personal injury law firm, we stand up for the rights of those who cannot stand up for themselves. If our lawyers find that your loved one has suffered abuse, then they will pursue the maximum amount of damages allowed by law.
Our partners have years of extensive experience litigating against nursing homes. If you suspect elder abuse, please call us at 404-973-0341 or send us an email. Your initial consultation is free, and if we accept your case, there are no attorney fees unless our attorneys obtain compensation on your behalf, so you risk nothing by giving us a call.