More than one out of four cases of serious nursing home abuse is not reported to police, despite federal and state laws that mandate law enforcement be immediately contacted about these cases. The ala…Read More
Oklahoma Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
- Do you have a spouse, parent, or other loved one whom you suspect is being abused in a nursing home?
- Have you noticed unexplained bruises or other signs of mistreatment on your loved one?
- Is your loved one telling you of mistreatment or abuse that they are receiving at the hands of their caregivers?
- Does your loved one seem afraid to talk about what is happening to them, or are they showing signs of mental distress?
The pain of nursing home abuse is real. Our seniors in America who are now in nursing homes were once parents, spouses, employees, and vibrant, productive members of society. Now that they are older, they have the right to be cared for and treated with dignity and honor.
However, far too often, nursing homes either cut corners, act out of negligence, or even inflict pain maliciously on their residents. We’ve heard stories of everything from caregivers purposely giving cold showers when they want to punish a resident, to engaging in physical or sexual abuse.
Those who engage in this behavior ought to be held to give account for their actions, and those who have suffered from this behavior ought to be able to get compensation.
In a report recently released by the National Center for Health Statistics, it was noted that there are currently 1.4 million people who are living in nursing homes in the United States.
Unfortunately, while the nursing home business itself is more than a $3.4 BILLION dollar industry, over 88% of all nursing homes here in the US have staffing levels that are too low to provide an acceptable level of care to their residents – with there also being a reported 16% drop in the amount of time that nursing assistants give to their residents each day.
If you have evidence or believe that a family member or friend has been subjected to abusive treatment from their caretakers at a nursing home, contact our Oklahoma nursing home abuse attorney today. You and/or your loved one may be entitled to compensation for the damages they have received – including any required medical treatments and pain and suffering.
At the law offices of The Edwards Law Firm, we can help determine the merits of your claim. We only get paid if our clients receive compensation from their claim.