Many elderly or other patients often go to a nursing home for long-term care or rehabilitation. A nursing home can also become a patient’s permanent home when medical conditions are such that returning to an independent lifestyle is not possible. Experience has shown that nursing home residents are especially vulnerable to abuse and neglect. Various state and federal laws protect these elderly and infirmed citizens and ensure that their care in a nursing home meets accepted standards. The Moody Law Firm, Inc. is dedicated to protecting these rights on behalf of elderly and infirmed nursing home residents.
Instances of such abuse and neglect no doubt occur more frequently than any of us would like to confront, as elder abuse, nursing home neglect, nursing home abuse, and exploitation of the elderly are certainly some of the ugliest forms of negligence. In response to such cruel conduct, either within or outside a nursing home, it is especially crucial for people who believe an older family member or loved one has been abused , neglected or otherwise mistreated to seek swift legal action to protect the rights of the people for whom we should be caring most. At The Moody Law Firm, Inc., our team of attorneys has the experience, resources, desire and ability to tackle even the most enigmatic cases involving mistreatment of the elderly. We will make sure you and your loved one’s rights are protected, and that whoever caused harm is held accountable for his or her negligence.
Identifying and reporting suspected abuse and neglect are therefore pivotal in stopping it and seeking recourse. While one sign does not necessarily indicate abuse or neglect, some tell-tale signs that there could be a problem are:
- Bruises, pressure marks, broken bones, abrasions, and burns
- Unexplained withdrawal from normal activities, a sudden change in alertness, and unusual depression
- Bruises around the breasts or genital area
- Bedsores, unattended medical needs, poor hygiene, and unusual weight loss
If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect of your loved one, The Moody Law Firm, Inc. will protect their rights to be free of such abuse and neglect, hold accountable anyone who negligently allowed such misconduct to occur, and help you get the compensation you and your family deserve.Let our experience and resources work for you!