Oklahoma City Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys
If you have entrusted a nursing home with the care of your loved one and you suspect abuse, contact an Oklahoma City nursing home neglect lawyer from Abel Law Firm today. Nursing home neglect is when a nursing home employee deprives a nursing home resident of basic life necessities. Refusing to provide care harms the patient and can cause serious, even permanent, injuries.
Older people who cannot care for themselves are forced to rely on others to keep them safe and healthy. When a person needs the assistance of a nursing home, he or she may not be able to provide the following for himself or herself:
- Personal hygiene
- Financial resources
Thus, elder neglect can be refusing to pay or take care of a person and failing to attend to their basic needs. This can lead to secondary problems as well. For example, older people who are disabled or not strong enough to get themselves out of bed may be left with bedsores and stuck lying in their own excrement if they cannot get up and go to the bathroom. This can spread diseases and infections.
If your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, you can pursue financial compensation against the at-fault party. Contact Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 to learn how we can help you find justice at this tragic time.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
When you decide to file a case against a nursing home, you will be facing a team of aggressive attorneys representing the nursing home. They will try to prove that the abuse did not happen and that the nursing home is not responsible for paying you any monetary compensation. This can be daunting and discouraging and will only add to your stress. If you are unfamiliar with the law and how to navigate the court system, winning compensation for your loved one will be impossible.
You need an attorney that has handled similar cases and has the knowledge and resources to win your case. In order to prove that you are entitled to compensation, you will need to investigate the facts of your case, gather evidence of abuse, and prove the monetary amount of compensation you deserve. Finding this evidence can be difficult, particularly if the victim of the abuse is unwilling or unable to help. If the victim is afraid of possible repercussions by nursing home staff or suffers from an illness that impairs their mental faculties, they will not be able to help recount their experience. You need an experienced attorney who can represent you and your loved one in a legal battle.
Why Choose Abel Law Firm?
With over 130 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases, the attorneys at Abel Law Firm have a track record for success and compassion. We are dedicated to getting you the best result possible for your case and promise to provide the legal help you need to resolve your case. We have won millions for our past clients and are ready to do the same for you. Join the countless clients that we have helped. We understand how difficult these types of cases can be, and we are dedicated to relieving any possible stress and are here to guide you through the process.
Cases We Handle
Nursing home neglect is relatively common but can be hard to spot. In many ways, elders can be neglected by those entrusted with providing the care they need. Some forms of nursing home neglect include:
- Malnutrition/dehydration: Deprivation of necessary food or water is a form of abuse that has horrible, often permanent consequences on the victim’s health. Sudden unexplained weight loss is a common sign of malnutrition, while disorientation and confusion can be a sign of dehydration.
- Medical neglect: Patients in nursing homes often need very specialized medical care that can include taking medication. If nursing home employees are negligent and fail to provide the proper medication at the proper times, this is a form of abuse. The symptoms of medical neglect will vary depending on what medicine your loved one is supposed to be taking.
- Social/emotional neglect: Abusers sometimes isolate their victims from family or friends that could spot the abuse. Tactics include ignoring patients, leaving them alone, isolating them from activities they enjoy, or yelling and berating them. This is another form of abuse that can cause sudden behavioral changes, including depression or other debilitating mental health conditions.
Nursing home neglect can sometimes be hard to spot, but common warning signs include sudden, unexplained behavioral changes, bed sores, extreme weightlessness, or unsanitary living conditions. Nursing home neglect has horrible effects on victims, and loved ones must be on the lookout for these warning signs. If you suspect your loved one is being abused, contact Abel Law Firm immediately to begin legal action against the nursing home.
If you or a loved one has suffered from nursing home neglect, contact an OKC nursing home abuse attorney at Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 today for your free case evaluation. Learn about your rights and options with a nursing home abuse claim. You and your loved ones deserve compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured at the hands of the nursing home employees you trusted with your family’s care.