Nursing Home Negligence
While many nursing home caregivers perform their duties admirably, an intolerable number of elderly individuals suffer abuse and neglect at the hands of professionals who do not always realize — or care — how their actions impact their patients. Physical, verbal and emotional abuse or neglect in any form is unacceptable, and the attorneys of Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. pledge to protect the rights of nursing home inhabitants.
Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge of the state and federal laws in place to prevent nursing home negligence, including the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987, and can help you begin the process of investigating abuse and filing a claim against a facility or caregiver. We walk clients through the process of reporting a complaint to the Department of Health’s Division of Long Term Care and all related tasks prior to initiating a lawsuit. We understand the stressful and emotional nature of reporting nursing home negligence and are respectful of your feelings in every meeting, including your complimentary consultation.Signs of nursing home negligence
Unfortunately, the signs of nursing home negligence are often difficult to identify, and residents may be afraid or unwilling to voice objections for fear of retribution from their caregivers. As such, it is important for friends and family members to continually search for signs of mistreatment, including:
- Pressure sores
- Neglect and abuse
- Wandering or elopement
- Open wounds, cuts, bruises or welts
- Compulsive aggression
- Emotionally erratic behavior
- Unexplained injuries
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Suspicious falls
Other common signs of abuse or neglect include staff members refusing to allow residents to see or be alone with their visitors, or uncommonly long delays between when a visitor arrives and when they are able to see the nursing home resident.Committed to justice and patient safety for injury victims since 1988
Located across the street from the Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, Indiana, the injury law firm of Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. stands by your side through every step of your case. We are located just 30 miles outside Chicago. Call us at 219.769.6393 or contact us online to tell us about your injury. We look forward to speaking with you.