Plantation Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Contact a Plantation Personal Injury Attorney for Nursing Home Abuse Assistance
Of the 17,000 nursing homes across the United States, a whopping 25 percent were reported to have deficiencies that caused harm to residents or placed them at risk of injury or death. The Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 requires nursing homes to, "provide services and activities to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of each resident," and in any case where a nursing home fails to comply with this, they can be held responsible for an elderly individual's injuries or death. A Plantation personal injury attorney from the Law Offices of Jason T. Corsover can ensure that your elderly loved one's rights are protected and they receive monetary compensation for their nursing home's negligent actions.
What are the warning signs of nursing home abuse?
When you have a loved one who is currently residing in a nursing home or assisted living facility, it is important that you remain ever vigilant to the possibility of abuse or neglect. It is often that warning signs will be more subtle than glaring signs and it is vastly important that you open your eyes so that you can act quickly should you ever suspect that your loved one has become victimized by such abuse.
There are many warnings signs which should serve as red flags to the possibility of abuse or neglect, such as:
- Explained injuries (ex: bruises, welts, etc.)
- Broken eyeglasses, torn clothing
- Signs of restraint being used
- Inability to see your loved one alone
- Withdrawal and sudden nervousness
- Signs of dementia
- Witnessing threats, belittling, etc.
- Unexplained bruises around breasts
- Unexplained infections / disease
- Torn or stained clothing
- Sudden drop in weight
- Malnutrition / dehydration
- Dirty living conditions
- Poor hygiene
- Pressure ulcers
If you notice any of the above symptoms or if you have other reason to believe that your loved one may be victimized by such abuse, it is highly encouraged that you get the involvement of an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. You will need to conduct a thorough investigation into the situation to determine fault, the exact extent of the damage that was sustained by the victim and to gather evidence. At the Law Offices of Jason T. Corsover, we will do everything that we can to ensure that you and your loved one are given the comprehensive representation that you truly deserve. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you.
Helping Vindicate Nursing Home Abuse Victims
Nursing homes should be a place for older people to receive top-notch, quality care by a professional staff of nurses, caretakers and doctors. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and many elderly people are mistreated and abused by the very people who were entrusted with the responsibility of caring for them. At the Law Offices of Jason T. Corsover, we represent individuals in Plantation whose family members are the victims of nursing home abuse. If you have reason to believe that your loved one has suffered abuse, neglect, or mistreatment in a nursing home, you should speak with a lawyer at our firm as soon as possible so work can begin on your case.