An unfortunate reality is that some elderly individuals are stricken by an emotional or physical inability to care for themselves. These individuals may be placed in nursing homes to receive the care and comfort they need. Most nursing homes are equipped with the well-trained staff, suitable accommodations, and proper accreditation needed to appropriately care for their residents. Regrettably, some are not, and others—who are equipped—still make serious mistakes.
As human beings, we need food, water, shelter, medical attention, social and physical stimulation, toileting, and grooming. Nursing home residents expect their caregivers to provide these necessities to them, and most homes meet or exceed these expectations. However, when residents are deprived of life’s essentials, legal action needs to be taken to stop nursing home abuse. There are also those times when nursing home residents are tragic victims of a singular or set of incidents which cause them harm.
The first step to stopping abuse is knowing the signs. Throughout the country, some nursing home residents are enduring the abuse of undertrained or uncaring staffs, and persistent abuse may lead to serious injury or death. Being able to recognize common markers of elder abuse can greatly increase the chance of putting an end to it. Some of the most commonly reported signs include:
- Sudden or severe weight loss
- Heavy sedation replacing supervision
- Poor grooming/hygiene
- Sudden emotional changes
If you believe that one of your loved ones is being treated improperly by nursing home caregivers or has suffered injury as a result of an act of negligence, contact an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer to fight to end neglect and abuse. The Waggoner Legal Group is the law firm that will fight for you and your loves ones.
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At The Waggoner Legal Group, we care about the health and welfare of our clients and their families. No one deserves to be mistreated in any way, and nursing home residents may not be able to report the actions of their abusers. By recognizing the signs, reporting the abuse, and allowing us to represent your family, you have taken the necessary action in the struggle to end nursing home abuse.
As New Mexico nursing home abuse attorneys, we take the responsibility of fighting for justice on behalf of your loved one very seriously. With 75 years of combined experience, we have been able to successfully represent nursing home residents bring claims against their abusers.
Call (505) 750-2992 (local) or (888) 652-8639 (toll free) today to start fighting for justice with our experienced elder abuse lawyers!