Nursing Home Abuse
When we make the difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility, we do so with the expectation that they will be kept safe and treated with the utmost care and respect. Unfortunately, far too often this is not the case.
In a 2008 report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 1 in 10 elderly individuals recounted experiencing neglectful or abusive (emotional, physical, or sexual) behavior within the last year; though this number is likely higher.
Sometimes our loved ones suffer from neglect or abuse at the very hands of those entrusted to protect them. Some of these sufferings include:
- Medication Errors
- Bone Fractures and Breaks
- Emotional/Psychological Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Financial Abuse
If you have a family member in long-term care, we suggest watching for these signs of abuse:
- Untreated bedsores
- Open wounds and cuts
- Torn clothing
- Excessive and sudden weight loss
- Abnormally pale complexion
- Fecal/urine odors
- Poor personal hygiene or other unattended health problems
This behavior cannot be tolerated. In these situations a qualified and compassionate attorney can advocate on behalf of your family, hold the wrongdoers accountable, and help you to receive the justice you deserve.
Due to social isolation and mental impairment, our elderly community is susceptible to abuse. Unfortunately, this abuse and neglect often goes unreported by the victims due to fear of retaliation and/or embarrassment. But regardless of the precise numbers, we know that the prevalence of this abusive behavior is widespread.
At Caddell Reynolds, we take nursing home abuse very seriously and are committed to holding accountable those who are responsible.
We’ll Help You Fight For Your Loved One
With over 100 years of combined experience working with those who have been injured by others, the caring team at Caddell Reynolds will fight for you to receive the compensation and justice that you deserve.
We examine the facts of your specific case and will walk you through each step of the legal process. We’ve won millions of dollars for our nursing home abuse clients. Let our trusted and compassionate attorneys help you to heal and move forward with your lives. Call Caddell Reynolds today at 479-242-1000 for a FREE Legal Consultation. There’s no fee unless you win!