Indianapolis Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
We entrust the care of our loved ones to nursing homes when they are in need of more frequent and experienced medical care than we can provide. The decision to place a spouse, parent, or other loved one in a nursing home is never easy for a family. Therefore, if you believe your loved one has been victim of nursing home abuse, you may be feeling rightfully outraged.
The Indianapolis nursing home malpractice attorneys of Hankey Law Office, are prepared to help families like yours during this difficult time. Contact us today at 317-634-8565 and we will provide a free consultation on the legal ramifications of nursing home abuse.
Inadequate Elder Care
In order to save money, some elderly care facilities overlook the basic needs of their residents. This may include hiring an insufficient number of staff, causing many residents to be neglected as there are simply not enough caregivers to tend to all needs. Hiring inexperienced or improperly trained staff will also save the nursing home money and could unnecessarily endanger the welfare of residents. Other dangers associated with staff concerns may include a cook preparing food incorrectly or the administration ignoring the needs and advice of the doctors and nurses.
Physical Abuse in Nursing Homes
“Elder abuse” is often under-reported in nursing homes because residents may be afraid to tell their loved ones about abuse and these cases may be hard to identify. If you have noticed your loved one experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is important that you contact an attorney today. Some forms and signs of physical abuse include:
- Lack of exercise
- Improperly maintained facility
- Sexual abuse
- Weight loss
- Significant personality changes
- Social withdrawal
- Bruising and/or cuts
The Indianapolis nursing home malpractice attorneys at the Hankey Law Office, understand that nursing home abuse causes pain and suffering for both the resident and his or her family. If your loved one has been injured due to the negligence of an assisted nursing facility, it is important to speak with an attorney immediately. Contact us today at 317-634-8565 for a free consultation.