Baton Rouge Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
If a nursing home or assisted living facility has betrayed the trust you put in them and hurt your loved one, you can hold them responsible with help from a Baton Rouge nursing home abuse lawyer.
When you or a loved one reaches a certain age, everyday things get more difficult. With the busy lifestyles we lead, it’s impossible for the elderly to get the help they need from family and friends on a twenty-four-hour basis, so nursing homes are a great substitute.
Having a staff that cares about your loved one as your family would benefits millions of Americans, but all too often, many elderly people are mistreated or abused in these homes. In some cases, this abuse can go on for some time without notice because it’s assumed that a fall or minor injury came from a simple accident.
If you or a loved one has fallen victim to nursing home neglect or abuse, contact a Baton Rouge nursing home abuse lawyer from Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers. Our firm can help you and your family determine the type of abuse that’s happening and direct the legal action necessary to not only stop it, but also to recover damages for your injuries and losses.
Types Of Neglect and Abuse in Nursing Homes
In a nursing home setting, there are many open avenues for abuse or neglect. It’s even more a probability when multiple workers, nurses, and doctors are involved. Typical cases of abuse include the following:
- Physical Abuse – Striking patients physically
- Sexual Abuse – Molestation or inappropriate sexual behavior
- Medical Abuse – Denying medication or over-medicating patients to control behavior, as well as administering old and expired medication
- Verbal Abuse – Yelling or screaming at patients
- General Neglect – Including improper hygiene for the patient or living area, allowing sickness to go untreated, serving outdated foods, allowing bed sores to form, and so on
There are many types of neglect that may happen in a nursing home, and if yours isn’t listed above, simply talk to a Baton Rouge nursing home abuse lawyer from our firm and your specific case will be reviewed.
Collecting Damages for a Nursing Home Injury Case
You may think to yourself that you have concrete proof of the abuse your family member is suffering—and you might, including video, audio, or transcribed evidence. Unfortunately, this may not be enough to bring justice to those responsible. Furthermore, the evidence my not result in the amount of compensation you could get if you had a lawyer, such as receiving non-economic damages.
In many injury cases, victims end up receiving compensation for their medical bills and monetary expenses, but what about the humiliation and suffering you went through? That should—and does—count for something. That’s what non-economic damages are, including the following items:
- Pain and suffering
- Reputable damages
- Emotional distress
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of consortium
Contact a Baton Rouge Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer
Nursing home neglect and abuse are problems that can go on for years, to the extent that they can even lead to death. It’s important that your loved one is well cared for, and if not, represented to take action against those harming him or her.