Abuse at Private Pay Facilities
Marietta Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Whether nursing home patients are paying via insurance, Medicaid, or out-of-pocket,
they are entitled to the same standard of care under the eyes of the law.
Nursing home abuse is a serious problem nationwide, and it’s important
to understand your elderly loved one’s rights, regardless of the
payment method used for their care.
Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities are dependent
on caretakers for food, hygiene, and proper medical care. This makes them
very vulnerable to potential abuse or neglect. Even if the intent is not
malicious, neglecting a patient’s health and wellness can result
in serious or potentially fatal conditions.
Suspect Nursing Home Abuse? Get Help Now!
If you suspect that a loved one is suffering from
nursing home neglect or abuse, it’s vital that you contact a Marietta injury attorney immediately.
Our team at Jones & Swanson has more than four decades of collective
experience defending injury victims, and are tireless advocates for our
clients. When you retain our firm, we will help you investigate potential
abuse and craft a personalized legal strategy to get justice for you and
your loved ones.
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Learn to Look for the Signs of Abuse
Patient abuse or neglect is unacceptable and illegal, regardless of whether
the resident is paying for their care via insurance, Medicaid, or from
their own savings. Especially at private pay facilities, you may expect
that your loved one will receive the high level of care they deserve.
Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Any of the following signs
can indicate potential nursing home abuse or neglect. If you spot any
of these signs, it’s vital to investigate further to protect your
Common signs of nursing home abuse or neglect include:
- Broken bones or fractures
- Any injury sustained in a fall
- Bedsores or pressure blisters
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Untreated infections
Beyond these physical indicators, a sudden or uncharacteristic change in
behavior or emotions can also suggest abuse or neglect. Since these conditions
can also exist for other reasons, it’s important to have an experienced
attorney help investigate the matter and determine if abuse or neglect
Our Marietta nursing home abuse lawyers have over 75 years of experience
defending injury victims.
Call our firm today at (770) 884-6652.