A Law Firm Standing Up For The Vulnerable In Nursing Home Neglect And Abuse Matters
As our population ages, ever-increasing numbers of seniors find that they are unable to care for themselves. Because friends and family are not always able to care for the needs of seniors, nursing homes and assisted living centers have experienced a major surge in growth and in the number of seniors they care for.
Unfortunately, in some of these facilities, elders are falling victim to neglect and abuse, both physical and emotional. Oftentimes, nursing homes attempt to save money and maximize profit by using inadequately trained or unqualified help. If someone you love has suffered injury due to the actions or inaction of nursing home staffers, contact The Law Office of Jeena R. Belil, PC, today. I understand how devastating these cases can be, and I want to help your family seek justice and accountability.
The Serious Consequences Of Nursing Home Neglect
Some examples of nursing home neglect include:
- Injury due to a fall
- Bedsores, pressure sores, and decubitus ulcers
- Insufficient medical care
- Medication errors
Nursing home neglect may also result in inadequate supervision, which is especially dangerous for any patients suffering from dementia who may wander away from the home.
Recognizing The Signs Of Abuse
Nursing home abuse is arguably worse than neglect because the harm is intentional. Here are some potential signs of abuse:
- Unexplained injuries, especially injuries to the face, arms wrists and hands
- A sudden change in the patient’s demeanor and personality, including being fearful
- Torn clothing and broken personal items
- Significant and unexplained weight gain or weight loss
If you suspect that your loved one has been abused or neglected, I can help you contact the appropriate authorities in addition to seeking compensation in civil court.
Discuss Your Concerns With Me During A Free Consultation
If your loved one has been the victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home or an assisted living facility in Suffolk County or Nassau County, contact the The Law Office of Jeena R. Belil, PC, today. I will listen to your concerns and help you understand all of your legal options. To schedule your first meeting, call me at 631-990-3235 or send me an email.