Pursue Justice for Your Elderly Loved One with the Help of Our Firm
Backed by more than 2 decades of legal experience, Danny Cornell Law provides efficient representation to victims of nursing home abuse or neglect. When you put your elderly family member in a nursing home, you trust the staff to provide adequate care and treatment. Sadly, it is estimated that more than 2 million elderly adults are abused or neglected each year in the United States.
Nursing home residents rely on caregivers to provide medical treatment, supervision, and assistance doing daily tasks. If your loved one has been mistreated or neglected, we will help you seek justice from those responsible. Our Burlington nursing home abuse lawyer has years of experience, and will answer your questions and work hard to build your case. Throughout the process, we will listen to your concerns and passionately uphold your right to a settlement. Call us today at (319) 219-2800, and request a free consultation.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
There are 3 main types of nursing home abuse – physical, emotional, and sexual. Physical abuse involves hitting, punching, shoving, kicking, spitting on, or otherwise taking aggressive actions against an elderly resident. Emotional abuse involves belittling, manipulating, or yelling at a nursing home patient, and sexual abuse includes forced nudity, groping, rape, and other unwanted sexual actions.
Common Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
There are several warning signs of abuse or neglect that you can watch out for:
- Broken bones, sprains, or fractures
- Unexplained bruises or welts
- Broken eyeglasses
- Signs of restraints on wrists and ankles
- Changes in mood and behavior
- Unexplained genital infections or STDs
- Dehydration or sudden weight loss
- Depression, anxiety, or aggression
- Fear of particular staff members
In many cases, nursing home residents are weak and unable to defend themselves. Furthermore, they may lack the mental capacity to recognize what happened and identify the culprit, or they may be too ashamed or embarrassed to speak up. It is important to have regular, honest communication with your loved one to detect signs of abuse or neglect.
What Should I Do If My Loved One Is a Victim of Abuse or Neglect?
If you notice any of the warning signs listed above, or you notice other unusual behaviors, it is important to take immediate action to protect your family member. You need to transfer your loved one to a different facility right away, or put him or her with a trusted relative. You also need to notify the nursing home management and file a police report. Our firm will work quickly to gather evidence, such as witness statements, police reports, medical records, pictures or videos of the abuse, and other documentation, to build your case.
Danny Cornell Law Is Here to Help – (319) 219-2800
At Danny Cornell Law, our Burlington nursing home abuse attorney has more than 20 years of experience. If your elderly loved one has suffered abuse or neglect at a nursing home facility, you have the right to pursue justice. We will answer your questions, take the time to understand the facts of your case, and help you file the necessary documents in a timely manner.
Contact us today to discuss your situation. We offer free consultations for your convenience.