Louisiana Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If one of your loved ones has been abused in a nursing home, call Morris Bart immediately: 1-800-537-8185
The decision to entrust a nursing home with a parent or grandparent is a very tough decision. When you send a loved one to a nursing home, you expect the highest level of care for them.
You put in hours of time and effort to find the right nursing home. Unfortunately, no matter how hard you try to avoid it, nursing home abuse and neglect can still occur.
No family deserves this mistreatment.
Each year in the United States, about 2.1 million seniors are victims of some sort of abuse. For as many cases that are reported, they are five more cases unreported. Nursing home abusers take advantage of the fact that many of their victims can not defend themselves. To help defend your loved one, look out for these signs.
Signs of elderly neglect and abuse:
- Physical abuse
- Bruising or fractures
- Bed and pressure sores
- Poor physical hygiene
- Weight loss or gain
- Over sedation
- Cuts or welts
- Lack of communication
- Change in behavior towards family or friends
- Sudden bouts of being emotionally distraught or distressed
Hire a nursing home neglect attorney.
Nursing homes and their insurance companies often qualify cases under medical malpractice laws. By not qualifying as personal injury cases, these cases require an advanced understanding of nursing home medical malpractice. You will not get the compensation your loved one deserves without hiring a medical malpractice attorney.
If your loved one has sustained serious injury, or you have noticed any of these signs of abuse or neglect, call a Louisiana nursing home abuse lawyer from Morris Bart, Attorneys at Law.
We will help you accurately gather documentation to support your claim and provide advice during this sensitive time. Our legal professionals have experience with personal injury and medical malpractice cases, and will provide you the most knowledgeable representation.