Nursing home abuse is sadly common in this country, and facilities and their staff must be held accountable for their neglect and abhorrent actions toward the elderly. At Bernstein & Poisson, we can make this happen. According to the National Institute on Aging, abuse can happen to any older person, but it most often affects those who are dependent on others for help with bathing, dressing, and taking medication.
If an elderly loved one suffered one or more forms of abuse in a Nevada nursing home, a Paradise nursing home abuse lawyer can build a case against the negligent parties. To discuss your loved one’s case with a member of our team, call Bernstein & Poisson at (702) 633-3333. We want to hear about your situation and explain your legal options.
We Can Gather Evidence that Can Help You with Your Case
A lawyer from Bernstein & Poisson can handle your whole case from beginning to end. During this difficult time, you should only have to worry about your loved one’s health and safety. A lawyer will handle everything, including identifying the responsible parties, handling communications with them, gathering evidence, and providing legal advice to your family.
We Can Help You Secure Financial Recovery
We want to help your family seek justice in the form of a financial award. Economic and non-economic damages your family may be eligible to receive include:
- Medical expenses
- Past and future pain and suffering and mental anguish
- Damage to personal belongings
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Temporary or permanent disability
Your family may be able to recover compensation for additional types of damages.
For a free legal consultation with a nursing home abuse lawyer serving Paradise, call (702) 997-6999
File Your Case within Nevada’s Statute of Limitations
Do not wait to take legal action against a nursing home that employs negligent and abusive staff. The nursing home and its staff should be held accountable so that instances of abuse do not continue.
In Nevada, you generally have one year to file a nursing home abuse lawsuit (with limited exceptions), according to NRS §41A.097(2). If your family member lost their life to nursing home abuse, we will help you file a wrongful death lawsuit. You may be able to recover damages such as funeral and burial expenses and loss of companionship.
It takes time to create a strong case, so you want to give your lawyer ample time to work for you and your family.
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Different Types of Nursing Home Abuse
There are multiple forms of nursing home abuse that older adults endure every day, and none of them should ever occur. Some reasons behind nursing home abuse include understaffed facilities, inadequately trained staff members, and limited resources.
Some specific forms of nursing home abuse include:
Physical abuse is when another person hits, slaps, pushes, kicks, or burns an elderly resident. An elderly individual can develop an illness or pass away from the injuries they sustained from this type of treatment.
Sexual abuse in this context is a forced sexual interaction with another person, often another resident or a staff member. These interactions can range from sexual harassment to rape.
Emotional or psychological abuse involves someone berating an older adult in front of others, threatening them, harassing them, isolating them, or any other action that causes the elderly person mental anguish.
Financial abuse involves employees stealing money from the elderly to benefit themselves. An employee may make checks out to themselves or use a nursing home resident’s credit card.
Neglect occurs when a nursing home’s care staff does not properly care for residents. If residents are not bathed, properly medicated, or repositioned in their beds, this could constitute neglect.
Understanding the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
If you notice the signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse in your loved one, you should speak with them about it. However, some nursing home residents are cognitively unable to express themselves––especially if they are dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
So, if you notice any of the following indicators, you should take prompt action:
- Bruises, scratches, or cuts
- Unexplained weight or hair loss
- The development of preventable illnesses
- Anxiety or depression
- Apprehension around a certain caregiver
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Contact an Attorney Today for Help
Call (702) 633-3333 today for a free case review with a representative from Bernstein & Poisson. A Paradise nursing home abuse lawyer is ready to protect your loved one’s rights and get them the justice and compensation they deserve.