Your Loved Ones Deserve To Be Treated Well
Recognizing the need for care, selecting a facility and placing your family member in a nursing home is a difficult process. Your parent, disabled child or elderly relative will now rely on strangers for daily necessities. Unfortunately, corporate administrators often put profits before the needs of the patients, who are often too frightened or weak to speak out. It’s up to family and friends to speak for them.
Federal law requires nursing homes to meet basic standards for each resident’s quality of life. When facilities fail to meet these professional standards of care, it increases the risk of injury and even death. It is very important to seek legal counsel from an attorney with experience in cases involving nursing home abuse.
The medical malpractice lawyers at MGM Attorneys, in Baton Rouge, have extensive experience involving abuse and neglect by nursing home staff and administrators. We will take the time to explain the specific rights guaranteed by federal and Louisiana law to make sure you are fully informed about your case.
How You Can Help
Nursing home abuse is a type of medical malpractice. We will examine the medical records for evidence that the nursing home failed to meet the standard of care. Because your loved one may not be able to speak up for themselves, you should look for the following signs of nursing home abuse or neglect:
- Pressure sores/bed sores
- Dry skin
- Chapped lips
- Unexplained weight loss
- Inability to eat
- Falls/broken bones
- Excessive bruising
- Verbal abuse
- Physical/sexual abuse