Nursing homes should be safe places for our elderly loved ones. Unfortunately, sometimes they are exactly the opposite. Instead of being the safe, caring environments that we expect to meet the needs of our elderly family members, some are negligent facilities that not only fail to meet state and federal standards, but that hide elder abuse and mistreatment.
If you have a loved one whom you suspect is suffering from elder neglect or elder abuse in a nursing home, assisted living environment or other long-term care facility, it is important that you contact a lawyer immediately. Signs of nursing home abuse may include:
- Poor hygiene
- Cuts and bruises
- Malnutrition/insufficient diet
- Sprains and broken bones
- Unexplained financial transactions (such as purchases and money transfers)
- Sudden changes in behavior or attitude
Even if no signs of abuse seem present but your loved one tells you about specific instances of abuse or mistreatment, it is important that you take their word seriously. Sexual assault, emotional abuse, and withholding food or medication may not leave obvious physical marks but are still criminal behaviors that can have tragic, permanent consequences. In many cases, negligence can play a large role in nursing home abuse as well, and can even cause wrongful death.
Free Legal Consultation with an Elder Abuse Lawyer
If someone you know or love has suffered an injury due to negligence or abuse in nursing home or other care facility, seek the advice of Milwaukee personal injury lawyer Karl Gebhard. Karl Gebhard will fight aggressively to get your loved one the compensation they deserve for their suffering. Gebhard offers free legal consultations for all cases, and he does not accept any fees for his legal services until he successfully wins the case.
Call 414-873-6550 for your free consultation with a Milwaukee nursing home abuse lawyer today.