Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorney
It can be a very difficult decision to place a parent, spouse or other loved one in a nursing home, adult care home, or assisted living facility. Much time, thought, and research goes into selecting just the right facility that will protect and care for them.
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect may occur due to factors including inadequate levels of staffing and supervision, lack of training of staff members, and general inattention by the facility.
Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many forms, including:
- Physical abuse, such as hitting, pushing, or restraining a resident
- Emotional abuse, such as verbal abuse, isolation, or intimidation
- Sexual abuse, such as unwanted touching or sexual assault
- Financial abuse, such as stealing a residents money or property
- Neglect, such as failing to provide adequate food, water, or medical care
If you suspect that a loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, there are several signs to look for, including:
- Unexplained injuries, such as bruises or broken bones
- Changes in behavior, such as depression or withdrawal
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Bedsores or other signs of poor hygiene
- Sudden weight loss or dehydration
If you suspect that a loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, there are several steps you should take to protect their safety and legal rights:
Contact the authorities: If you believe that your loved one is in immediate danger, call 911 or the local police department.
Report the abuse or neglect to the nursing home: Contact the nursing home administration to report the abuse or neglect and request that they take immediate action to protect your loved one.
Contact The Zydron Law Firm, P.L.L.C.; We can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that you and your loved one receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
The law allows for recovery when an individual is injured or dies from the abuse and/or neglect of a staff member or employee of a nursing home or adult care facility.
With a legal nurse consultant on staff, The Zydron Law Firm, P.L.L.C. takes pride in placing particular emphasis upon protecting the rights and claims of individuals who have suffered personal injury, wrongful death, abuse or neglect while in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or senior adult care facility.
The Zydron Law Firm, P.L.L.C. is one of the few law firms that concentrates in this unique and important area of law in Virginia and North Carolina. We utilize qualified expert witnesses who understand nursing and medical practices and the applicable standard of care to help maximize your recovery in your claim. Many of our cases have included injury or wrongful death of residents as a result of pressure sores, allowing a resident to wander out of the facility, sexual abuse of a resident, choking deaths, strangulation, and over-medicating.
Also, our law firm is available for referrals to assist other attorneys or law firms in screening, litigating, and settling traumatic brain injury cases; and in assisting in maximizing your clients recovery.