When Your Trust In Your Loved One’s Caretakers Is Broken
When you help a loved one into a nursing home or long-term care facility, you place trust in the staff to take proper care of them. However, nursing home abuse and neglect cases are becoming more common across the country and throughout West Virginia. Understaffing, low funding and inadequate training can all lead to neglect or mistreatment. If you suspect your loved one is being abused or neglected in a care facility, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced attorney to help make it right and demand accountability from those responsible.
Our Huntington, West Virginia, nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers have decades of experience helping clients protect their loved ones and seek retribution for the harm they suffered. We understand how emotional and sensitive these cases are and specifically focus on providing our clients with the care and attention they deserve.
Get Help When You Notice Signs Of Abuse Or Neglect
Nursing home abuse and neglect can present themselves in different forms. The signs can be obvious or hidden, ranging from unexplained bruising to malnourishment. There are some signs you can look for when visiting loved ones.
Some signs of nursing home abuse and neglect can include:
- Bruising, bedsores or other physical injuries
- Failing to take medications properly
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Frequent falls
- Poor personal hygiene
If you notice any unexplained injuries or a deterioration in the health and hygiene of your loved one, don’t hesitate to follow your gut and contact an attorney if you suspect abuse. Learning that a loved one has been abused or neglected in the place where they are supposed to be safe is devastating. Imagining a loved one enduring mental, physical or emotional abuse is hard to come to terms with.
We know how angry and hurt you must be, so it is crucial to work with an attorney who understands what you are going through and has experience obtaining compensation for clients in similar positions.
We Are Here For You
We can help you determine if you have a case for nursing home abuse or neglect and walk you through the next steps. You may recover compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and punitive damages to punish the abuser for their behavior. Our attorneys have decades of experience helping our clients through some of the most challenging times of their life. Contact us to schedule a consultation and discuss your case at 304-522-7730 or online.