Making the decision to put a loved one into a nursing home, or other assisted living type facility, can be an extremely emotional experience. One of the most important things most people look for in such facilities is a trustworthy staff that will treat, and care for, your loved one with the attention, respect and kindness they rightfully deserve. Not all nursing homes, or nursing home staff adhere to the high standards we expect them to follow, however. Should that be the case, the problem then becomes proving intentional neglect, or abuse, on behalf of the nursing home and/or its staff. That is where our firm can help.
The attorneys at The Robert Pahlke Law Group have extensive experience representing victims in all kinds of personal injury cases, including nursing home abuse cases. We know how to spot telltale signs of abuse and we know what will be required by the courts in order to prove that abuse did occur. Some of the most common signs of nursing home abuse, which should be documented if you see them, include:
- Sudden changes in your loved one’s mood or temperament
- Sudden weight gain or weight loss
- Loss of hair
- Poor hygiene
- Emotional detachment or disinterest
- Personal possessions disappearing
- Unexplained or conspicuous injuries and medical emergencies
- Surprising financial transactions
Any of these signs could be an indicator that your loved one is being subjected to either mental, physical or financial, abuse.
Our firm stands strong against any type of abuse, especially when that abuse comes from individuals or groups who are meant to care for, and protect, those we love. That is why we are committed to seeing that action is taken to stop nursing home abuse and prevent others from having to endure the same kind of pain and suffering.
If you have reason to believe your loved one has become the victim of nursing home abuse, we advise you contact our firm immediately, in order to speak with a Nebraska personal injury attorney, who will be able to review your situation and advise you of your legal options.