Have you or loved one or someone you know been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect? You may qualify for compensation!
Be Aware and Act Fast.
It has been reportedly estimated by The National Center on Elder Abuse that number of Americans that now live in nursing homes exceed three million. Nursing homes are one of the health care institutions where abuse and neglect occur. According to the statistical report released by NORS data in 2010, 29% of complaints filed by residents were based on physical abuse. estimates that over three million Americans now live in nursing homes. If you or your loved one live in a nursing home, there are warning signs you should look out for that could indicate an abuse or neglect. You may be eligible for compensation if you have experienced or suffered abuse or neglect.
Reporting abuse or neglect may be challenging because of fear of being punished by staff. This could be more challenging especially for residents with dementia or Alzheimer because of loss of memory, difficulty in communication and other limitations associated with their condition. However, the following warning signs could be an indication that someone may have experienced or is currently experiencing nursing home neglect or abuse:
- Resident looks very uncomfortable, withdrawn, agitated, upset, non-communicative when a nursing home staff is around.
- Resident exhibits symptoms of malnutrition such as poor wound healing, mouth dryness and sores, dental problems, bruises easily or experiences rapid weight loss or weight gain.
- Resident exhibits sudden/unusual behavioral and emotional changes such as biting, moody, rocking, not wanting to be touched, sadness.
- Unexplained injuries such as bruises, cuts, bites, welts.
- Frequent illness or hospitalizations especially if unreported to family members.
Why Should You File A Nursing Home Abuse Claim?
It is very imperative for you to file a nursing home abuse claim so that you or your loved one get compensated for the harm you suffered, and to make the wrong doers pay for their wrongdoing. This would help to deter the wrong doer from continuing causing harm to the elderly and reduce the incident of nursing home abuse. It would serve as a warning to staff, hold them accountable and even stop facilities that violate federal standard of care guidelines from receiving funding. According to CFR 483.13, all residents have “the right to be free from verbal, sexual, physical, and mental abuse, corporal punishment, and involuntary seclusion.” Nursing homes are obligated to comply with federal regulations as recipients of Medicaid or Medicare funds. Filing a nursing home abuse claim with the assistance of a competent attorney, especially an attorney with a medical background who is experienced and understands your injury is rewarding for you and your loved one.
Do not Forget, Elder Abuse Affects Nearly 1 in 10 Americans Each Year!
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Our managing attorney, Stella Andrews is an attorney, a registered nurse and legal nurse consultant. As a lawyer with medical background and experience, Ms. Andrews is well-versed in analyzing a personal injury case. By combining her nursing and legal training, she’s in a better position than any other attorney without a medical background regardless of experience, to understand the medical complexities of your case and devise the best legal strategies to obtain a deserving settlement for you.
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- Admitted in The United States Court of Appeals for The Fifth Circuit
- Registered Nurse (BSN) – Texas Board of Nursing
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