Families expect nursing homes to provide loved ones with a high level of care, but abuse and neglect can take place in these settings shockingly often. If you or someone you love has suffered abuse in a Hardin County nursing home, contact Gray and White Law. We offer a free consultation to discuss your legal options and help with the next steps. Message us online or call (502) 210-8942 today.
Why Choose Our Hardin County Nursing Home Abuse Attorney?
- We have decades of experience protecting the rights of elderly abused victims.
- We possess the resources and dedication to obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible in your case.
- We provide compassion, support, and empathy throughout the legal process.
Nursing home abuse is devastating for victims and their families. A lawyer with experience handling these cases understands the severity of the situation. They will fight for your rights and see that justice is served. An attorney will conduct thorough investigations, gather crucial evidence, and guide you through the legal process, which can be overwhelming and confusing on your own. Additionally, you will have a strong advocate who will ensure your rights are protected and provide you with the emotional support you need during this challenging time.
Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse and Warning Signs
Nursing home abuse can take on various forms:
Hitting, kicking, biting, punching, pinching, improperly restraining, burning, or any other kind of intentional harm.
- Warning Signs: Unexplained cuts, bruises, marks on wrists or any signs of restraint, fractures, sprains, an over-medicated state, or appearing under-medicated.
Any type of non-consensual sexual contact between a nursing home staff member and a resident.
- Warning Signs: Bruising, bleeding from the genital area, torn or bloody clothing or undergarments, unexplained genital infections or sexually transmitted diseases, withdrawal, anger, or other emotional changes.
Emotional or psychological abuse can be inflicted by bullying or harassing residents, prohibiting social activities, teasing or humiliating, not allowing visitors or time with family, and any use of words or actions to threaten or intimidate a resident.
- Warning Signs: Changes in personality or behavior, withdrawal, depression, nervousness, anxiety, or frequent arguments between the resident and staff.
Neglect can be less obvious and is often harder to prove. The nursing home staff may be intentionally or unintentionally harming the patient.
- Warning Signs: Deteriorating health, bedsores, drastic weight loss, poor hygiene, malnutrition, dehydration, unexplained injuries, or staff prohibiting visitors.
Manipulating residents for financial gain.
- Warning Signs: Changes in regular banking habits, sudden and significant withdrawals, abrupt changes to a will or estate plan, or personal possessions disappearing without explanation.
How to Report Nursing Home Abuse in Hardin County
If you believe you are in immediate danger or that a loved one is, call 911 as soon as possible. Otherwise, document each incident of abuse and file a complaint with Adult Protective Services (APS). In addition, you can report it to the Office of the Attorney General’s Abuse Tip Line by calling (877) 228-7384.
Reach Out To Gray and White Law Today For Help
We offer free consultations and will advocate for you or your loved one until you receive justice. Call (502) 210-8942 or message us online today.