Shreveport Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Failing to Provide Adequate Care
Residents in assisted living establishments, long-term care facilities and nursing homes are far too often victims of neglect or abusive treatment. These facilities are entrusted with our fragile loved ones who require more professional care than can be given in their home. Nursing home and elder abuse has affected a significant number of senior citizens in recent years. Unfortunately it falls to family members to be the watchdogs of the type of care their parents, grandparents and other loved ones are given in such facilities. If you feel that you or your loved one is not receiving care that reaches professional standards, you are advised to document the conditions through photographs or by other means and consult a Shreveport personal injury lawyer experienced in dealing with nursing home
medical malpractice cases.
Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence
Residents of a long-term care facility are not always able to communicate that they have been mistreated. In some cases they may be too intimidated or embarrassed to say anything. Abuse can take several forms, physical abuse, sexual abuse, financial exploitation, false imprisonment, emotional abuse, and neglect. Some symptoms include:
- Medication errors
- Skin ulcers, bedsores and pressure wounds
- Bruising, falls, or broken bones
- Infections and sepsis
- Rapid weight loss
- Unnecessary physical or chemical restraint
- Poor hygiene
- Patient wanders off or goes missing
The skilled attorneys at Simmons, Morris & Carroll LLC fully understand the laws and responsibilities of a nursing home and are ready to help you send a message by filing a claim for damages. The legal team at our firm is dedicated to protecting and helping victims of negligence or abuse. Talk to a personal injury lawyer who is ready to assist you through this difficult time and aggressively advocate on your behalf.
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