What to Do If You Believe an Injury Has Occurred Due to Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse
Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones
An incident of abuse or neglect at the hands of a caretaker can be shocking and frightening. Families who have entrusted their relative to the care of a nursing home may initially experience guilt and uncertainty. Viles & Beckman, LLC is ready to help you. Our lawyers have spent more than a combined 40 years advocating for the rights of injured clients. We have witnessed the devastating consequences of nursing home abuse and neglect. We are appalled and we demand that the facilities pay for their actions.
Steps a patient or family member should take
Feel empowered by taking these decisive steps after experiencing mistreatment or discovering the abuse or neglect of your loved one in a nursing home:
- Seek immediate emergency attention — If you suspect your loved one has sustained injuries, seek the assistance of medical professionals.
- Transfer your loved one to a safe space — Move the patient out of the nursing home facility where the abusive behavior occurred as soon as you are able to do so safely.
- Report the incident — Nursing home abuse is a crime that you should report to authorities.
- Retain an experienced nursing home lawyer — Discuss your case with an experienced attorney who will vehemently advocate for your loved one’s rights to quality, dignified care in a safe, secure nursing home facility and for compensation when a nursing home has violated those rights.
Learn how our experienced nursing home abuse lawyers can help you
The loss you have suffered because of nursing home abuse is tremendous and you deserve compensation for your injuries. Call Viles & Beckman, LLC at 877.709.0633 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation and learn more about how we can help you.