Northwest Indiana Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Neglect & Abuse at Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Centers
Under the Nursing Home Reform Act, nursing home residents in Indiana and across the U.S. have a right to respectful and reasonably attentive care from doctors and nurses working in a home. Medical professionals must develop a care plan for each resident addressing their various physical, psychological, and emotional needs to the best of the facility’s ability so the resident’s quality of life does not suffer.
At Theodoros & Rooth, P.C., our Northwest Indiana nursing home abuse attorneys are advocates for the rights of assisted living and nursing home residents. We take a firm stance against elder abuse or neglect and are here to help you do the same. We look for reasons why abuse or neglect occurs, such as understaffing issues or lack of training for those who work in the facility, and take these factors into consideration when crafting nursing home negligence lawsuits. Our team is devoted to maximizing the compensation you and your loved one can receive under Indiana law.
Contact our team at (219) 212-2462 for a free, confidential review of your case.
The Reasons Behind Substandard Nursing Home Care
When nursing home caregivers do not provide a reasonable standard of care, the reasons why can generally be attributed to one of two categories:
- Neglect is a failure to properly care for nursing home residents who should receive proper physical care. Residents should be regularly bathed, given the right medication, fed nutritious meals and kept hydrated, watched if they are prone to wandering, and regularly turned or repositioned if their mobility is limited and they are at risk for pressure sores.
- Abuse is the deliberate mistreatment of a resident by a healthcare professional, another patient, or a visitor. It can be physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological in nature and is intolerable on any level, in any form.
Documenting the Consequences of Abuse & Neglect
Nursing home abuse and neglect can cause permanent damage to the health, safety, and happiness of nursing home residents as well as their families and close friends. While the full extent of the emotional toll abuse or neglect takes is impossible to show in concrete terms, you can and should thoroughly document all physical evidence, such as:
- Pressure sores
- Fractured or broken bones
- Bedding that smells of urine or fecal matter
- Bruises that indicate restraints were used
- Loss of hair
Carefully keeping records of abuse or neglect bolsters your lawsuit and makes it easier for your Northwest Indiana nursing home abuse lawyer to seek justice by holding at-fault caregivers and facilities accountable.
To learn more, call our offices at (219) 212-2462.
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