What Is Nursing Home Neglect?
Act Now if Your Loved One Was Injured Due to Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing home neglect occurs when a nursing home breaches their duty by
providing care that is below the normal standard and results in harm to
the patient. This is different from nursing home abuse, which involves
specific, targeted harm towards the patient. In nursing home neglect,
this usually involves a failure to act or failure to maintain a reasonable
level of care.
If you believe that your loved one is being neglected by nursing home staff,
call Schroeter Goldmark & Bender and speak with our Washington nursing
home neglect attorneys. We are a team of veteran litigators who have achieved
numerous successes inside and outside of court. No matter how complex
your case is, our team is always ready for the next challenge.
Know the Signs of Neglect in Nursing Homes
Many of our loved ones are not able to properly communicate whether or
not they are being neglected. In many cases, nursing home neglect goes
undetected, which can lead to devastating consequences. This is why it
is so important to be vigilant and pay attention to signs of whether or
not neglect is affecting their lives.
Signs that your loved one may be being neglected in a nursing home:
- Bed sores
- Poor hygiene
- Fecal or odor stains
- Unsanitary living environment
- Social withdrawal or isolation
- Sudden and unexplained weight loss
- Poor maintenance of nursing home facilities such as lack of lighting and hazards
How Our Washington Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Can Help
Fighting back against nursing home neglect starts with you. Report the
problem to our team and we can get to work immediately to investigate
the matter and to take legal action against the negligent nursing home.
Our goal is to make sure that your loved one is safe and protected from
further harm. As a victim of nursing home negligence, your loved one may
also be eligible to receive compensation in the form of medical costs,
pain and suffering, and more.