Protecting the Elderly from Nursing Home Abuse and Physical Abuse By Steve Charpentier on November 11, 2016

Elderly man in a wheelchairWhile it can be a difficult decision to put a loved one in a nursing home, families have a right to trust that their loved ones will receive compassionate care of the highest quality. Unfortunately, many vulnerable and seriously ill seniors are instead exposed to abuse. Nursing home abuse can result in serious damages for victims, including physical injuries, emotional trauma, and financial losses. At Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. we protect the rights of the elderly by fighting cases of nursing home abuse and physical abuse in the Melbourne, FL area. Our nursing home abuse attorneys will fight to ensure that abusers are held accountable and that victims and their families are justly compensated for all damages suffered.

Recognizing the Signs of Abuse

Most caregivers are hardworking individuals who truly care about the well being of their patients. Still, nursing home abuse should be a real concern for anyone whose loved one is living in such a facility. Nursing home abuse cases often go unreported. Victims of nursing home abuse are sometimes fearful of the consequences they will suffer if they speak out against their abuser. They may also fear that their age will lead others to doubt the authenticity of their claims. To ensure that loved ones are not victims, it is important for family members to be vigilant about looking for signs of abuse. Below are some common signs of physical abuse in nursing homes:

  • Bruises
  • Cuts or scrapes
  • Bed sores

In addition to these physical signs of abuse, nursing home abuse victims also are likely to display emotional warning signs. If a loved one becomes depressed, withdrawn, or generally uninterested in their day-to-day life, it may be sign that they are victims of abuse.

Protecting your Loved One from Nursing Home Abuse

Anyone who suspects that a loved one is being physically abused at a nursing home should voice this concern right away. It is important to work with an experienced nursing home abuse attorney to protect your loved one’s rights.

Our attorneys have represented numerous cases of physical abuse in nursing homes. We work with investigators to prove cases of abuse so that abusers can be held accountable for their actions.

In addition to protecting your loved one from future instances of abuse, our attorneys will fight for just compensation for any damages that were suffered. Nursing home abuse victims may be eligible for financial compensation for pain and suffering, as well as any medical bills that have been incurred as a result of abuse injuries.

Schedule a Consultation

Seniors living in nursing homes are often defenseless against cases of abuse, so it is especially important for loved ones to remain care advocates. If you suspect that a family member or friend is being abused or neglected by caregivers, schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience to discuss your concerns. The nursing home abuse attorneys at Charpentier Law Firm, P. A. are ready to step in to ensure the rights of your loved one are protected.

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