At Jacobs & Jacobs, we represent people who have suffered due to nursing home negligence and abuse. We understand how difficult it is to know your loved one has suffered in this way. We are prepared to help.
Nursing home abuse can be physical, emotional, and even sexual. Nursing home abuse can result from faulty hiring practices — failure to perform background checks on workers, for instance. Also, when nursing homes are understaffed and unable to monitor workers, dangerous individuals can have access to helpless residents. In some cases, residents can be abused by fellow residents. Nursing homes are expected to prevent this mixing of populations by isolating dangerous residents from the general population.
Elderly nursing home residents are often unable to express themselves, making it more difficult to detect signs of abuse. It is important for family members to take note of signs of abuse, such as physical signs like bruises, as well as unusual anxiety or depression. Pursuing a nursing home abuse case not only protects your loved one, it can also help ensure that others are protected from these harmful practices in the future.
If you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse, we are here to help. Please contact us online or by telephone at 866-668-7179 to speak with an experienced attorney.