Illinois and Missouri Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer
Many families perform ample research before placing their loved ones in the care of nursing home facilities. However, the truth of what happens in a nursing home is often not exposed in one visit. It may take a few visits while your mother, father, grandmother, grandfather or other loved one is already in its care to notice the neglect and/or abuse that is happening.
If you suspect your elderly loved one is being abused or neglected while living in a nursing home, please do not hesitate to reach out to our skilled Edwardsville nursing home abuse lawyer. We offer free initial consultations and can be reached at (618) 655-1234. You can also contact our Southern Illinois nursing home neglect attorney online.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
If you even suspect that your loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect, it is worth your time to speak with our Southern Illinois nursing home neglect attorney. Signs that might mean your loved one is being abused or neglected include:
- Bruises and/or abrasions
- Weight loss
- Change in personality
Of course, if something just seems “off” with your loved one, it is something to investigate.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Abuse is something that is done to an individual — such as hitting or sexually assaulting him or her. Neglect occurs when something is not done. For example, if a person who cannot move without help is not rotated in bed or repositioned in a wheelchair regularly, bedsores can occur. If someone is not watched carefully, he or she could wander off. There are many ways in which your loved one may be suffering, and we can help your family hold the nursing home and staff accountable.
Many families, especially those we have helped with wrongful death claims, simply follow through with the claim in an attempt to hold the facility accountable and stop this kind of pain from happening to other families.
Contact an Edwardsville Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
If a loved one is being abused or neglected at a nursing home, or if you suspect that a loved one’s death was caused by abuse or neglect, please call us to schedule your free consultation. We can be reached at (618) 655-1234, or you can contact our Southern Illinois nursing home neglect attorney online.