Protecting Your Elderly Loved One
Nursing home neglect is frightening, as we depend on these caregivers to provide our loved ones with safe housing and around-the-clock care. When your loved one displays signs of neglect or abuse, it is important to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions or lack of actions.
At Morris Margulies, we are here to help you protect your elderly loved ones. Our attorneys will aggressively fight to secure justice and compensation for your family. Contact our firm today to begin developing your legal strategy for your personal injury case.
Establishing Neglect Or Abuse
To prove a loved one has been neglected, one must first establish that there was not a reasonable level of care provided to them. Victims may suffer bedsores that can result in infections, their personal hygiene needs may not be cared for properly or they may not be getting adequate nourishment.
Types of neglect or abuse include:
- Stolen items
- Emotional abuse: Includes humiliation and harassment; elders who have been subjected to this may cry and/or be emotionally detached, fearful, etc.
- Physical abuse: Victims may have bruises, broken bones that have not been attended, etc. It is extremely suspect if the injuries are consistent and passed off with a repeated excuse. It is also suspect if the nursing home does not seek medical attention for serious injuries. This category also includes sexual abuse.
- Negligence: This includes improper care of the elderly, such as neglected personal hygiene or poor nutrition
The elderly are very delicate beings. Any form or amount of neglect and abuse can cause severe damage. It is imperative that you take action if you have noticed any signs of negligence toward your loved one.
If your loved one is being cared for in a nursing home in Maryland or Washington, D.C., and you do not feel their physical and medical needs are being properly addressed, you may be able to seek compensation to allow you to place them in another facility or have private nursing care.
Get The Legal Help You Need
Our lawyers at Morris Margulies can help you explore your options. Email or call us today at 301-816-1600 for a free consultation and review of your case.