Helping You Deal With Nursing Home Negligence
Caring for an aging loved one can be a difficult and overwhelming task. Many families choose to place their loved ones in nursing homes so that they can receive the care they need. However, not all nursing homes are created equal. Some nursing homes are negligent in their care of residents, which can lead to serious injuries or even death.
The Wiseman Law Firm, PLLC, has been helping families of nursing home abuse victims for over 25 years. We understand the challenges that you are facing, and we are here to help you fight for the most favorable outcome possible.
Common Injuries And Risks For The Elderly
As our loved ones get older, they may need more complex care. Often, our aging family members have a difficult time advocating for themselves. Elderly residents of nursing homes are at an increased risk of injury or abuse. Some of the most common injuries and risks for the elderly include:
- Pressure sores
- Medication errors and medical malpractice
Seeing your loved one suffering from abuse or neglect can be heartbreaking. It is essential to start advocating for their care as soon as possible.
How To Determine If There Was Negligence
If you believe your loved one has been injured or abused in a nursing home, it is crucial to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you determine if there was negligence and what your legal options are.
Some of the factors that an attorney will consider when determining if there was negligence include:
- The standard of care that should have been provided
- Whether the nursing home met the standard of care
- Whether the injury or abuse was caused by the nursing home’s negligence
When a care facility does not meet the standard of care for your loved one, they may be liable for any harm your family member experienced.
Caring For And Protecting Your Loved One When You Live Far Away
If you live far away from your loved one in a nursing home, caring for and protecting them can be challenging. However, there are several things that you can do to stay involved in their care.
Here are some tips for caring for and protecting your loved one when you live far away:
- Visit your loved one as often as possible.
- Talk to your loved one about their care and ask them if they are happy with the care they are receiving.
- Talk to the nursing home staff about your concerns.
- Ask the nursing home for regular updates on your loved one’s care.
- Hire an attorney to monitor your loved one’s care and advocate for their rights.
In some cases, a care facility may not tell the truth about the care they are providing. It is important to either visit yourself or find someone who can help you advocate for the care of your loved one.
Contact The Wiseman Law Firm, PLLC, Today
Choosing to put a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision. It can be even more challenging when you find out they are not receiving the care they need. At Wiseman Law Firm, PLLC, we can give you the support you need if you suspect your friend or family member is suffering from nursing home abuse.