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 Law Offices, 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. Contact us today online or by telephone at 702-570-9262 to speak with a proven Nevada attorney.
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.
Let Us Help You
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 702-570-9262 to discuss your situation with our compassionate and dedicated attorneys.