Every year in America, thousands of elders are neglected in nursing homes. While many, if not most, of these cases stem from the inability to properly care for the elderly, some actually involve abuse and violence. If you suspect that your elderly loved one is being abused in the nursing home they reside in, it might be up to you to take legal action and protect them from further harm.
Contact our Worcester elder abuse lawyers from the Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr. today. Our team is dedicated to shielding the older members of our society from unfair and hateful abuse, and we are not afraid to take potential abusers to court, if need be.
The people of Massachusetts have come to trust our legal team because we have:
The elderly who are abused are often afraid or ashamed to report anything to their loved ones. In other situations, they are explicitly told not to speak up by their abuser, or else face even worse abuse. For these unfortunate reasons, it is critical that the loved ones of elders be able to recognize common signs of nursing home abuse.
If your loved one is in a nursing home, you should keep an eye out for the following:
When an elderly loved one has been abused by nursing home staff, it is a criminal issue, first and foremost. If you truly believe you have uncovered evidence of abuse, you should notify the proper authorities immediately. A criminal case, no matter how successful, will not provide you and your loved ones with financial compensation for what happened, however. In order to try to set things right and make up for all the money spent on an abusive institution, you will need to create your own civil lawsuit against the abuser.
This is where our team of Worcester personal injury lawyers come in. From analyzing medical records to conducting thorough research on employees at the nursing home, we can zero in on the source of the problem and create you a solid case. Call us at 508.443.4864 today and request your free case evaluation.