Protecting Those From Nursing Home Abuse
Abuse and neglect in a long-term care facility may present differently, but they’re both serious problems that are often intertwined. Neglect happens when a person is not being cared for properly or is not in humane conditions. Abuse happens when physical injury or psychological harm is done purposefully. Nobody deserves neglect or abuse, especially if they’re in a vulnerable position.
At Forrester Law Office, I’m passionate about advocating for those who can’t advocate for themselves. If your loved one has been neglected or abused in their care facility, I can help you file a lawsuit and get compensation for their physical and emotional suffering.
How To Spot An Abusive Situation
The signs of abuse may seem obvious, but many care facilities are good at keeping them hidden. Some things to look out for include:
- Bed sores
- Unusual bruising
- Being unwilling to speak in the presence of facility members
- Sudden changes in behavior that may include rocking or a fear of being touched
- Rapid weight loss
People in care facilities oftentimes don’t have the ability to speak up for themselves, or they may not fully understand what’s going on. However, it’s important that they receive quality care and justice when they have been wronged.
What To Do If Your Loved One Has Been Abused
Forrester Law Office can help. If you suspect your loved one is being abused by their nursing home or long-term care facility, call 865-457-7900. You may also send me an email with any questions or concerns. I’m here to help you protect your loved ones and ensure they get the quality treatment they deserve.