Seeking Compensation for Elder Abuse
Nursing homes, like any other medical care facility, are held to a high standard of ethics and medical excellence. Anyone who places an elderly loved one in the care of a nursing home entrusts their health and well-being to the trained medical staff, expecting them to treat their loved one with respect, compassion, and concern. Tragically, this is not always the case, as some nursing homes have abusive employees who take advantage of their position to inflict emotional and physical trauma on elders.
If your loved one has been a victim of such abuse, Brasher Law Firm, PLLC wants to help you pursue a personal injury lawsuit to hold the nursing home and its staff accountable for any pain and suffering they caused you and your family. Our Beaumont personal injury lawyers are dedicated to ensuring that the harmful actions of others don’t cause additional financial burdens on their victims. Clint Brasher is board certified, which means that you can have the confidence of an expert attorney in your corner.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Elder abuse takes many forms in nursing homes and is usually conducted by nurses who are responsible for the health and well-being of their patients. Abuse can be emotional or physical and can manifest itself in poor living environments that do not supply an elder with basic necessities for living.
Abuse that can occur in a nursing home include:
- Neglect – failure to provide necessary medications, improper maintenance of living areas, ignoring a patient’s medical or psychological needs
- Emotional manipulation – treating a patient in a manner that is verbally aggressive, undermining, or manipulative, refusing to allow visitation, isolating patient from others
- Sexual abuse – taking advantage of a patient in a sexual manner, including forcing them to undress in the presence of others
- Financial deceit – using a patient’s financial information to steal money or run scams including charity fraud, or estate manipulation
- Insurance fraud – using a patient’s medical insurance benefits to profit through unnecessary equipment or medical treatments
- Physical harm – using violence to cause bruising, cuts, broken bones, or other physical maladies
If you notice signs of abuse in the nursing home in which your loved one resides, notify authorities immediately and hire our team of Beaumont injury lawyers to be your advocate. Abuse can reveal itself through physical markings or behavioral changes. For example, if your elder loved one has lost interest in activities they once enjoyed or shows signs of social awkwardness or withdrawal, this could be a result of mistreatment. Additionally, pay attention to the environment of the nursing homes for signs of neglect or poor maintenance and keep a watchful eye on your elder’s finances for suspicious behavior.
Let Us Help You Seek Justice
Brasher Law Firm, PLLC has more than two decades of combined experience and has handled all kinds of injury cases. If your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, our legal team will do whatever it takes to generate value for your claim and recover fair compensation. Our personal injury attorneys in Beaumont will give your case the one-on-one attention it deserves and will only work on contingency fees. This means that you will not pay us unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Your initial consultation with our firm is absolutely free, so you can take the first step toward justice with no obligations.
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