If You or a Loved One Has Been Abused in a Nursing Home Facility, Our Winning Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Can Help
You should always be able to count on your healthcare providers to give you the best care possible. But the last thing you probably expected when you went to live in an assisted living facility, was that you would be subjected to abuse. If you or a family member has been abused in a nursing home, you may have grounds for a civil lawsuit.
Our compassionate nursing home abuse lawyer at Monge & Associates could help you get justice for what you’ve been through. We will ensure that all parties who contributed to the abuse you endured are held accountable for their negligence.
Below, we go into further detail about what nursing home abuse can entail and who might be named as liable in your lawsuit.
What Constitutes Nursing Home Abuse?
One of the reasons why abusers are able to get away with inflicting the abuse on nursing home residents is because nursing home abuse can take many different forms. Physical abuse is widely recognized and may be more difficult for the abuser to hide. Unexplained bruising, burns, scratches, bike marks, broken bones, and other injuries should raise concerns.
Abusers can also be emotionally and psychologically abusive as well. They may name call, torment, make the patient feel crazy, give them the silent treatment, and otherwise harm them emotionally.
Then we have financial abuse. Here, the abuser takes advantage of the victim by stealing money or checks, changing important financial legal documents, withholding money, restricting money, or otherwise manipulating the nursing home resident’s finances.
Abusers may also neglect nursing home residents or abuse them sexually. If you or your loved one has suffered any of these types of nursing home abuse, call an attorney for help figuring out what your next steps should be.
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Liability for Nursing Home Abuse
The most important part of any nursing home abuse lawsuit is figuring out who to sue. You probably know that you can hold your abuser accountable. They may also face criminal charges in addition to your civil claim.
But there are also other parties who may have allowed or failed to prevent this abuse from happening in the first place. These parties are just as liable as the abuser. Some of these individuals and entities include:
- Other nursing home staff
- Nursing home supervisors
- Nursing home administrators
- The nursing home facility
- The owner of the nursing home
Contact our Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
When you or your loved one has been abused in a nursing home, you may be feeling unsure of how to get through these difficult times. When you call our experienced nursing home abuse lawyers at Monge & Associates, you’ll have a legal advocate by your side who can give you the answers you’ve been looking for.