When you trust your loved ones health and well being to another person’s care, from an individual in-home caregiver to a large retirement home or assisted living facility, you expect they will provided with quality care.
Unfortunately, it is believed that many of cases of broken bones, bedsores, drug overdoses, dehydration and malnutrition go unreported every year. Even short-term abuse and or neglect can be permanently disabling or fatal due to an elderly person’s weak physical condition and failing mental state. Theft is another common occurrence. Electronics, jewelry and medication are often taken without anybody noticing.
If you suspect that an elderly loved one may be a victim of abuse, the time to act is now.
Call for your free consultation — I will lend a compassionate ear while discussing the many legal rights you and your loved one have.
Elder Care Neglect and Abuse may have many causes:
- Improper staffing resulting in patient neglect
- Improper staff training resulting bed sores, infection, improper medication, patient slips and falls
- Improper background checks of workers (including drivers, caregivers, housekeepers and independent contractors)
I will not rely upon the medical provider’s “word” or their internal investigation reports. With your permission, I will conduct an independent investigation of the facts before counseling you on whether legal action is justified.