Oklahoma Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
It is difficult to imagine how anyone could harm a person entrusted to his or her care, particularly when the patient is a vulnerable senior citizen. Despite this, the sad truth is that elder abuse is a common problem across the US. Even in professionally run nursing homes, where families are promised that their loved ones will receive quality medical care, cases of abuse are reported every year.
If you have evidence of abuse and wish to take action against the parties who have harmed your elderly relative, the Abel Law Firm is here to help. Our experienced Oklahoma nursing home malpractice attorneys can help you fight back on behalf of your loved one. To learn more about the rights of nursing home patients and their families, call us at (405) 239-7046.
If you suspect that a loved one is being mistreated by nursing home staff, you may want to speak with an elder care professional. Even if your fears are unfounded, an investigation can bring you peace of mind – while reminding medical staff that someone is looking after your relative. To report suspected abuse to Oklahoma’s Adult Protective Services, you can contact the Statewide Abuse Hotline at (800) 522-3511.
Nursing Home Abuse Warning Signs
While abuse can be obvious to outside observers, it can also be subtle and hard to detect. This is especially true in nursing homes, where patients’ relatives may not be able to see them on a daily or even a weekly basis. You may want to discuss your options with our Oklahoma nursing home negligence lawyers if you have noticed “red flags” such as:
- Staff members who are unwilling to answer questions or let you tour certain areas
- Unexplained bruises, cuts, or other injuries on your loved one
- Deterioration in your loved one’s health not explained by pre-existing conditions
- Signs of trauma in your loved one (regressive behavior, sudden aggression, social withdrawal)
- Unnecessary restraints or overmedication
If any form of abuse or neglect has occurred, your family deserves adequate compensation to get your relative the care he or she needs. We can help you fight for justice on behalf of your family.
Oklahoma nursing home abuse attorney Ed Abel and his team at the Abel Law Firm are dedicated to protecting senior citizens’ rights. To discuss your grounds for legal action, contact us at (405) 239-7046.