Putting your loved one in a nursing home is never an easy transition. Nursing homes often sell you on the fantasy that life will be better for your elderly family member once they arrive. They’ll make friends their age, receive constant attention, and get the care they need that you can’t provide. Although some nursing homes live up to the expectations of their marketing, others are a lie.
Nursing home neglect is a form of abuse that can put your family member at risk physically and emotionally. If you suspect your loved one is being neglected, you can take legal action with the help of a San Diego nursing home abuse lawyer from The Kindley Firm, APC. We’ll create a powerful argument for court and help your family recover a settlement through a personal injury lawsuit.
Nursing home neglect isn’t always easy to identify. But when you know the signs to look out for, you can catch it early and take action.
If your loved one develops bedsores, body odor, or other signs of poor hygiene, lack of proper caregiving may have caused it. If your loved one’s illnesses worsens while at the nursing home, they may not be receiving their medications. Any changes in communication or behavior may also result from neglect.
If you think neglect is occurring in a nursing home, you can investigate and gather evidence. Evidence may include video footage, photographs, medical records, or charts and receipts from the home. Any information you have to support your case can help prevent others from being neglected and abused in the nursing home.
An experienced attorney can help you build a firm case and maximize your claim. If you’re ready to schedule a free consultation with a San Diego nursing home abuse lawyer from The Kindley Firm, APC, call 619-550-1313 or fill out the contact form below.