Services From An Experienced Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
If your trust in a nursing home facility has been eroded by mistreatment of a loved one, our nursing home abuse lawyer can help you understand what legal recourse and options you have for seeking compensation. Contact the Law Office of Christopher L. Giddings, P.C. to schedule an appointment with an experienced attorney who can walk you through the specifics of filing legal action.
What Is Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse covers a number of actions or negligence that may occur in long-term care facilities. While many providers do their best to provide an excellent standard of care, nursing home abuse is, unfortunately, a too-common occurrence. According to one study, elder abuse occurs at as many as one in three nursing homes.
Types of nursing home abuse can include but aren’t limited to:
- Negligence or neglect, which involves staff failing to act when they should have to support quality of care
- Physical abuse, which can include violence toward your loved one
- Sexual abuse, which includes inappropriate touching
- Emotional, mental, psychological or verbal abuse, which may be even harder to prove and demonstrate damages for
Why It’s Important To Work With A Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
It can be difficult to make a case for nursing home abuse, in part because the victim may not be able physically or mentally to act as a reliable witness on their own behalf. For example, if someone has dementia, they may not be able to recall abuse or explain what has happened to them.
That doesn’t mean families are without options, but it is one of the reasons it’s important to work with an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer. At the Law Office of Christopher L. Giddings, P.C., we know what it takes to make a case in these types of situations.
Another reason to report abuse and work with a lawyer is to help uncover instances of abuse to keep them from happening again. In addition to compensation for any losses, legal action often spurs regulatory agencies to get involved or nursing homes to review their policies and staff to mitigate abuse in the future.
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We never charge for the initial consultation. Contact us online or call our office anytime. We’ll connect you with a experienced nursing home abuse attorney so you can get answers about what the appropriate next steps in your case might be.