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Assisting You in Nursing Home Neglect Matters

Making the decision to put a loved one into a nursing home or an assisted living facility is never easy. You trust that facility to give them the best of care, but sadly, that does not always occur. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, Ombudsman programs received over 188,000 complaints concerning exploitation, gross neglect or abuse in nursing homes across the country in 2014. If you suspect your loved one is being neglected or abused, it is important to talk with an elder care attorney as soon as possible.

Our attorney, Christopher Burk, knows this is a difficult and traumatic time for you and your loved one, and he is passionate about holding nursing homes and care facilities responsible for the damages that come from abuse or neglect.

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Identifying Signs of Neglect or Abuse

Even if your loved one cannot speak up for themselves, there are signs of abuse or neglect that you can be on the lookout for and these include the following:

  • Bruises that reoccur often or appear on the wrists, arms or face
  • Withdrawal from normal activities or from interacting with others
  • Body smells or hair that is unkempt
  • Sudden loss of weight
  • Expressions of nervousness or fear when caretakers are near
  • Depressive state of mind

While some of the above can be the result of the patient’s condition or normal accidents, they can also be clear signs that your loved one is not receiving the care they should be getting. Our caring nursing home attorney can advise you of the steps that should be followed if you feel that something is not quite right with your family member or that family member has died under suspicious circumstances.

We will also conduct an in-depth look into the nursing home’s staff, policies and past complaints that may have been filed by other families or former residents.

Holding Facilities Accountable

Nursing home companies have a legal obligation to make sure that the people they hire are not a danger to the people they care for. However, some companies try to claim that there was no abuse or neglect, and even use powerful legal firms or corporate legal teams as a way to encourage the family to drop the allegations.

We are not afraid of these tactics and are dedicated to helping you hold these facilities accountable for the harm done to your loved one. We will take your claims into a courtroom, if necessary, and present a case that shows you and your loved one are victims of negligence. As our clients and others know, if you have been hurt by a jerk, better call Burk.

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The Patriot Law Firm is ready to level the playing field between the little guy and faceless insurance companies, and we will go the extra mile to provide our clients with a favorable resolution.

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