How do I prove nursing home abuse?
One of the more efficient ways to prove nursing home abuse is to enlist the help of a personal injury lawyer who is familiar with how to fight for victims and their family’s rights. Some forms of abuse are visible but many are not. This is one of the reasons people find it helpful to have an experienced lawyer on their side. A lawyer who knows what he or she is doing will know what signs to look for and how to find them if they are present, even if they are not visible.
If you are looking for a compassionate lawyer who will fight fiercely to uphold the rights of a loved one you suspect is being abused in a nursing home, or if a loved one has died because of what you think was nursing home abuse related, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C. At Cohen & Cohen, P.C. we believe in working tirelessly to uphold our clients’ rights so that they do not have to. If someone is being abused, we believe that it is most important to get that person out of the abusive environment and into a safe one that is equipped to deal with the physical and emotional scars that abuse can leave. Once we know that the victim is safe, we believe in building strong cases to get our clients compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other expenses that arise out of abuse. If you suspect that someone you love is being abused in their nursing home, contact us today. We are available to listen to the details of your situation and to give you a free case evaluation.
Nursing homes and facilities are places where people who cannot take care of their own basic, daily needs, go to get the full-time care they need. In the United States, the number of nursing homes that are needed to take care of elderly patients is on the rise. The average life expectancy of people in the U.S. is at an all time high and trends indicate that this will continue to increase. This larger population of elderly people who need round-the-clock care has increased the need for nursing homes and nursing facilities. Unfortunately, just because there are places for elderly people to go, it does not mean that they are getting the kind of care that deserve.
In addition to nursing homes that cater to elderly people, there are nursing homes that care for children, and young to middle aged adults as well. If a child is severely emotionally or physically impaired, their family may not have the resources and/or time it takes to properly care for them. The family and close relatives of a handicapped young or middle aged adult may also not have the resources and/or time needed to ensure that all of their needs are met.
If you suspect that your loved one is suffering from abuse in their nursing home or if you think that your loved one died as a result of abuse they suffered at the hands of their caregivers, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with a lawyer who understands these kinds of cases. Your loved one and their family, or the surviving family members of someone who has died, may be entitled to compensation. For an experienced lawyer you can rely on, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C. today.