Did a Nursing Home Abuse Your Loved One?
Call a Reno Attorney for Legal Representation
When a family decides to place a loved one in a nursing home, they do so with the expectation that the home will provide adequate, compassionate and ethical care. If the loved one suffers unexplained serious injuries or a sudden death, then it is natural to be suspicious that careless actions made by the nursing home may have played a role.
For over 25 years, nursing home abuse attorney Eric A. Stovall has helped people throughout Nevada hurt by someone else’s negligence. If your loved suffered from elder abuse at a nursing home, then attorney Stovall offers experienced legal support. With his years working in the insurance industry, Eric has a unique understanding of how to pursue the greatest amount of compensation available to you and your family under Nevada law.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
When a nursing home is abusive or negligent, staff members will often use intimidation and threats to keep residents silent about their suffering. In many cases, residents may be extremely anxious to open up about their injuries to their loved ones. Therefore, it may fall upon family members to watch for the symptoms of elderly abuse.
Common indicators of neglect or malicious actions by nursing home staff include:
- Bedsores or pressure ulcers
- Unexplained bruises or broken bones
- Mysterious cuts
- Sudden weight loss
- Soiled clothing and bed sheets
- Missing personal items, money or belongings
- Injuries from aslip and fall
- Emotional withdrawal
- Loss of appetite or sudden increase in appetite (possibly indicating malnutrition)
- Visible anxiety around certain staff members or areas of the nursing home
- Refusing to see or delaying visits from family members
If you suspect that your loved one is suffering abuse, then you should try to get your loved one to confide in you. However, it may also be necessary to have a lawyer investigate the circumstances of nursing home abuse injuries before taking further action.
Locate a Reno Nursing Home Abuse Attorney to Learn About Your Rights
For-profit nursing home companies have their own legal teams. These teams will do anything in their power to discredit your injury claims. This is because they want to limit the amount of damages they must pay you. Your loved one and your family deserve justice. For a free consultation with our elder abuse attorney, call our office at (775) 337-1444. Get justice for your loved one.