Nursing Home Neglect
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect are common occurrences today. Many families are shocked at the lack of care and outright abuse that can occur in a nursing facility. In some instances, this abuse and neglect doesn’t come to the families’ attention until their loved one is injured, and their physical and mental well-being have been put in severe danger.
Elder abuse is wrong. We can help make the situation right.
Nursing home companies are for-profit, and some put their financial well-being far ahead of the care they’re supposed to provide to their residents. But rest assured that your family has legal recourse if your loved one has suffered abuse. At the Deuterman Law Group, our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the process of filing an abuse or neglect lawsuit, and identifying evidence and proof of wrongdoing.
Types of nursing home abuse and neglect
There are many examples of nursing home abuse and neglect that can result in injury to nursing home residents. Here are some of the more common types that result in injuries and provide legal grounds for claims:
- Failure to provide basic nutrition and hydration
- Failure to ensure residents’ personal hygiene
- Errors with prescription medication
- Failure to provide proper medical care and/or not adhering to physician orders
- Poorly designed and maintained facilities
- Unresponsive attendants and staff
- Physical abuse of the resident
- Emotional or verbal abuse
- Sexual assault or other criminal acts inflicted on a resident; and
- Stealing a resident’s possessions and money.
If you see signs of abuse or neglect, don’t delay
If you feel that your loved one has been the victim of abuse or neglect in a North Carolina nursing home, please contact the Deuterman Law Group immediately. We’ll help report the issue to the proper authorities, such as the county Adult Protective Services office. And we’ll gather information to assist in the investigation and prepare a claim against the owners and operators of the nursing home.
The Advantage of Working with the Deuterman Law Group
In addition to our nursing home neglect knowledge and experience, we put our integrity, values, and passion for justice into every case. Here’s how:
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Learn more about nursing home neglect
Knowledge is power, and you’ll find answers to many of your nursing home neglect questions right here in this section of our website. We’re committed to sharing information that will help with your claim, and we’re always glad to explain any details that aren’t immediately clear.