Do Not Tolerate Nursing Home Abuse
The thought of your loved one being harmed or neglected in a place where they are supposed to receive support and care is heartbreaking. At the Knightshead Law Firm, we help families find justice for loved ones abused in nursing homes. We will examine your case, gather evidence and help you reach a desirable outcome.
Speak Up If You See These Signs
If you believe your loved one was abused, you should notify the nursing home’s management. If the problem continues or they fail to acknowledge your concerns, you should consider calling an attorney.
Here are some potential signs of abuse you should watch out for:
- Bedsores – These are the result of inactivity. They could indicate that residents are neglected in their beds without assistance getting up or engaging in activities.
- Unexplained injuries – Falls do happen in nursing homes, but if your loved one has bruises or broken bones with no explanation, keep an eye on your loved one and watch for additional injuries.
- Change in weight – Malnutrition is a problem in too many nursing homes. If you notice your loved one’s weight changes significantly, they may not be getting proper dietary care.
- Emotional changes – This warning sign is more subtle and could be linked to a number of factors. However, if your loved one suddenly becomes distant or withdrawn, or shows other noticeable changes from their usual behavior, something may be wrong. Watch for other signs of abuse and neglect.
Bring Your Concerns To A Compassionate Lawyer
Your loved one should be safe and comfortable in their nursing home. If they are a victim of elder abuse, we will help you take action to protect them. Contact us online or call 225-388-5265 if you have concerns about their well-being or safety. We are in Baton Rouge and have helped families throughout Louisiana.