With limited options, many families are forced to place their loved ones in a nursing facility as they become older and require more assistance. A nursing home can be an excellent option to ensure that your loved one receives the necessary attention. However, when a nursing home worker abuses their power or fails to act accordingly in certain situations, this can result in an injury that causes unnecessary harm to your loved one. Halperin Law Center wants to help you resolve this issue with legal expertise from a team of legally savvy and compassionate injury attorneys in Richmond.
TYPES OF ELDER ABUSE AND INJURY
Sadly, neglect and abuse of elderly residents in nursing homes happen every single day. Older residents are more vulnerable than the average citizen, and are therefore at greater risk to be taken advantage of. It is estimated that some 2.1 million seniors experience some type of abuse each year, but statistics fail to include the numerous cases that go unreported.
Nursing home residents carry the same rights as every other citizen in this nation, and it is our job to ensure that the elderly are protected from the insensitive and egregious acts of others. While physical neglect is the most common form of injury that a senior citizen is prone to, many are also exposed to emotional and sexual abuse as well as financial exploitation.
Signs that your elderly loved one may be neglected:
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Soiled clothes or bed linens
- Malnourishment and dehydration
- Improper administering of medications
If you have a loved one that has shown any of these signs, contact our team at Halperin Law Center for the compassionate and dedicated legal representation that everyone deserves.
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