When you bring your loved one to a nursing home facility, you expect that they will receive the kind of care they need and deserve—the kind of care you would give them if you were able to do so. However, sometimes these facilities and their employees fail to meet this duty of care, and our elders suffer for it.
When your loved one is injured or harmed while in a care facility, you may be entitled to compensation for the resulting medical bills and pain and suffering. A Spring Valley nursing home abuse lawyer from Bernstein & Poisson may be able to help you recover damages.
Contact us today at (702) 633-3333 for your free consultation and to learn more about how we can help you and your loved ones.
Proving Nursing Home Abuse
While in some circumstances nursing home abuse is intentional and malicious, often it is the result of neglect. When your loved one is mistreated due to the nursing home’s negligence, a Spring Valley nursing home abuse lawyer can help you sue for damages.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse is not always straightforward. Some forms of mistreatment that qualify as abuse are as follows.
- Physical abuse: This means that unnecessary physical force was used against an elder, intentionally or negligently.
- Mental and emotional abuse: This abuse involves the use of trauma or psychological manipulation to cause harm.
- Financial abuse: This common form of elder abuse may happen over the internet while your loved one is in the nursing home, or might be perpetrated by the home or the eldercare workers themselves.
- Sexual abuse: Sometimes, nursing home workers and fellow residents abuse their position of trust to sexually exploit elders.
- Neglect: Neglect can be just as serious and dangerous as intentional forms of abuse. For example, nursing home residents often develop debilitating and painful bedsores when they are properly and regularly repositioned.
Dial (702) 633-3333 to speak to a team member from Bernstein & Poisson if you think your loved one was suffering (is or currently suffering) from any of the above types of abuse.
Injuries that Can Result from Nursing Home Abuse
Some of the common symptoms of elder abuse that you may notice in your loved one are as follows.
- Dehydration and malnutrition: Can be very dangerous for elders and is often the result of neglect.
- Bedsores: A common sign of neglect, these sores can occur on your loved one’s back where they come in contact with the bed.
- Bruises, scrapes, and cuts: This physical damage can be a sign of negligence or intentional abuse.
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI): Traumatic brain injuries happen when an elder is struck in the head and can lead to brain bleeds, coma, or death.
- Depression and other mental health issues: An elder who is being abused in a nursing home facility may experience depression, anxiety, and other psychological issues.
- Inadequate hygiene: Elders who are being neglected by their caregivers may not receive the hygiene care they need to prevent infection and other health issues.
- Unexplained financial changes: If your loved one has suddenly lost a significant amount of money, they may be suffering financial abuse.
Risk Factors for Nursing Home Abuse
Certain risk factors can make an elder more vulnerable to nursing home abuse. Dementia, physical disability, and poverty can all leave an elder with fewer resources, making them targets for predatory caretakers and facilities.
For a free legal consultation with a nursing home abuse lawyer serving Spring Valley, call (702) 997-6999
Why Hire a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer?
If you believe that your loved one is being abused, then Bernstein & Poisson may be able to help. We have been serving the people of the Las Vegas area since 1997, handling a wide variety of personal injury cases. Now we are ready to use our experience and determination to fight for justice for you and your loved ones.
We are committed to getting the results our clients need to right these wrongs. We will work to recover compensation so that you can make sure that your loved one is placed in a suitable facility and receives the care they need to recover physically, mentally, and emotionally from their traumatic experiences.
We will do this by investigating the nursing home, its employees, and the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s injuries. We will then use the evidence that we collect in this investigation to hold the liable parties responsible.
The Statute of Limitations
Your time to file a nursing home abuse lawsuit is limited. According to NRS §41A.097(2), the statute of limitations for bringing a nursing home abuse case is generally one year, with limited exceptions.
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Contact Bernstein & Poisson today at (702) 633-3333 to learn more about how a Spring Valley nursing home abuse lawyer can help and so that you could receive your free consultation.