Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys in Las Vegas
Standing Up Against Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home residents suffering mistreatment in care facilities often do not speak up about abuse and neglect. Some keep quiet because they do not want to burden their families. Others fear that the mistreatment will escalate if they say anything. Still others are unable to communicate the problems due to physical or mental limitations. Therefore, it frequently falls on the resident’s family members to look for signs of neglect or abuse.
When you need a dedicated Las Vegas nursing home negligence lawyer, Christiansen Trial Lawyers is here to help. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.
Signs of Nursing Home Negligence
Your loved one may be suffering from nursing home staff negligenceor abuse if you notice the following:
- Bedsores on back, buttocks, legs, etc.
- Weight loss due to malnutrition or dehydration
- Unexplained bruises, broken bones, or cuts
- Inadequate physical or dental hygiene
- Feces or urine on clothing or bedding
- Abrupt behavior changes which may indicate mental abuse
- Hesitation to speak openly
- Drowsiness, drooling, or cracked lips, which are signs of overmedication
- Loss of resident’s possessions
- Changes in bank account activity or banking practices
If you notice signs of abuse or neglect, trust your instincts, and investigate the situation. Ask questions. If nursing home workers dismiss your concerns, take action immediately. Contact the attorneys at Christiansen Trial Lawyers to help hold Nevada nursing homes and their staff accountable for any mistreatment.
When You Suspect Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse
The United States Congress passed laws instructing each state to develop regulations designed to protect nursing home residents from negligence and abuse. Care facilities are legally required to follow these regulations. Failure to do so can have serious physical and emotional consequences for residents.
At Christiansen Trial Lawyers, in Las Vegas, we help nursing home negligence/abuse victims and their families hold care facilities and their staff members accountable for any mistreatment. Our attorneys have 50 years of combined legal experience standing up for the rights of the vulnerable injured.
Steps to Take
If you notice signs of nursing home mistreatment, it is important that officials are made aware of the situation. If the victim is physically and mentally able to report the negligence or abuse, then he or she may file a claim. If not, you or any family member can file a claim on the resident’s behalf. Speak with our lawyers immediately to learn about your rights and help you seek compensation for the mistreatment.
Victims of nursing home abuse or negligence are vulnerable to retaliation or potential cover-ups. Therefore, even if you do not feel your loved one is in imminent danger, it is advisable to move him or her to another facility to prevent further problems.
Everything Your Family Needs
Each state has specific laws – which include criminal penalties – to protect the elderly and other vulnerable individuals from nursing home negligence. As with any type of abuse, the only way to prevent further mistreatment from a worker, nurse, or any other party is to stop it immediately.
For help reporting a negligence claim in Las Vegas, contact our firm online or call (702) 357-9977 to discuss your situation with our compassionate and dedicated Las Vegas nursing home negligence attorneys.