When you make the decision that one of your loved ones needs permanent care in a nursing home, you have an expectation that they will be treated with kindness and dignity. Unfortunately, this is not always the case as there are multiple forms of nursing home abuse that can occur.
At Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht P.C, L.L.O., our Omaha medical malpractice attorneys understand the sensitive and delicate nature of a nursing home abuse case. We have experience with helping all family members involved determine the proper course of action when it comes to filing a lawsuit. We will tastefully and effectively represent your family in order to get you the financial restitution you deserve for your family member's suffering. Contact our nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers today by calling 402-371-4300.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
When your loved one is in a nursing home, it is the nursing home's responsibility to care for all of their needs. This means that the nursing home is in charge of everything from your loved one's medicine to their diet and their overall quality of life.
Nursing home abuse often happens in the following ways:
- Neglect that results in bed sores or other injuries
- Fractured bones from abuse or from a fall that occurred due to neglect
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Medication errors
- Lack of medication
It always a good idea to keep in constant contact with your loved one that is living in the nursing home. If you notice sudden changes in their moods and if they seem unhappy, depressed, or unhealthy, you may want to check in with your loved one and see if they believe they're being abused or neglected.
Help for Victims of Elder Abuse
When nursing homes are understaffed or even have staff that choose to abuse to neglect a loved one, our attorneys can bring a lawsuit against not only the individual staff members, but also the institution itself.
If you believe that you have a case against a nursing home or other elderly care facility, our Omaha nursing home abuse attorneys can help you file a lawsuit for damages. For decades, we have been helping members of our community seek justice in nursing home abuse cases. We can help you and your loved one seek justice against the negligent party and help you get compensation so you can find the proper care. You can fill out the form on this page or call us at 402-371-4300. We proudly serve clients from Omaha, Lincoln, Norfolk, and surrounding areas in Nebraska.