Champaign County Nursing Home Abuse/Negligence Lawyer
There may be a time in your life when a loved one needs around-the-clock care due to a physical or mental health condition. Who will be there for them?
Many times, loved ones try to step up and care for their ailing family members. Sometimes, though, it’s impossible to give your family member the care you need while you juggle a job and maybe even a family of your own.
Because of this, many people make the difficult decision of putting their loved ones in a nursing home. There are many great nursing homes out there, but they’re not all created equal. Many hire inexperienced and untrained staff to care for residents, resulting in neglect and abuse. Abuse occurs when a resident is harmed in some way.
Nursing home abuse is often caused by poor training and staffing shortages. Staff members don’t know how to properly care for residents. Plus, they are often overworked, resulting in abuse and neglect due to frustration and stress.
If your loved one has been injured or killed by nursing home abuse or negligence, seek legal help from a Champaign County nursing home abuse/negligence lawyer from Patel Law, PC. We’ll help you hold the nursing home accountable for its actions.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse can happen in the following ways:
Physical abuse. When you think of abuse, physical abuse is probably the first one that comes to mind. This includes hitting, punching, shoving, kicking, and throwing things at a resident.
Emotional abuse. Emotional abuse is psychological in nature and while it does not cause scars like physical abuse, it can be just as damaging. It may include yelling, insults, threats, name-calling, and isolation from loved ones.
Sexual abuse. It may come as a surprise, but nursing home residents can be victims of sexual abuse. Sexual abuse refers to any unwanted sexual activity, whether it includes oral, vaginal, or anal sex.
Neglect. Neglect is not done on purpose, but it can be very harmful, causing serious medical issues and even death. Neglect involves leaving a resident unattended and may include forgetting to give them food, water, or medications.
Financial abuse. Financial abuse is also an issue, especially for residents who are dealing with memory issues. Staff members may steal money from residents or engage in schemes such as changing bank account information or wills.
Contact Patel Law, PC Today
If you suspect that your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home, you need to do something about it. Don’t simply sit in silence. With the right legal help, you can file a lawsuit against the responsible parties.
Seek legal help from a Champaign County nursing home abuse/negligence lawyer at Patel Law, PC. We can look for patterns of abuse and neglect to prove your case and recover compensation. Get started with a free consultation. Fill out the online form or call our office at (217) 384-1111.