Growing old is something we all will face one day. When our loved ones can no longer live alone or need assistance caring for their daily needs, we seek help from nursing homes, senior care facilities, and home health professionals. Because we love them and want the best standard of living for them in their golden years, we expect that a facility or professional will take exemplary care of our loved one’s healthcare, nutrition, and well-being. Sadly, tens of thousands of elder abuse and negligence cases are reported every year. If you suspect abusive behavior towards an elderly loved one by the staff of a nursing facility or in-home caregiver, it is crucial that this deplorable behavior is reported and stopped immediately and that you contact a Las Vegas, Nevada medical malpractice and negligence lawyer for assistance in protecting the rights of your relative.
What exactly constitutes elder abuse? As we become older and increasingly frail, we are unable to stand up to physical aggression like we once could. Our mental capacities may be challenged or failing and we may not fully comprehend situations we are placed in. Elder abuse occurs when a caregiver takes advantage of these challenges, either by actual physical or emotional abuse or by unscrupulous and dishonest behavior. It is important for you to keep a close eye out for signs of abuse such as overmedication, frequent falls, or anxiety and to watch for theft from the home or from bank accounts. While most facilities and professionals are honest and compassionate, there are those who would seek to harm them and they must be stopped.
After the abuse of a loved one has been reported to the proper authorities and stopped, what is your next step? Finding the right legal team to protect the rights of your relative should be. At Breeden Malpractice and Injury Law, we believe that elders have the right to their dignity and the best care possible. Our caring and knowledgeable attorneys can work closely with you to make sure that your loved one’s rights and financial interests are protected and that nursing facility and caregivers are held responsible for their behavior. We handle cases of elderly abuse throughout the state of Nevada.
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