Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Elders are the pillars of society, yet they are too often victims of nursing home neglect and abuse. Nursing homes are regulated at both federal and state levels and these facilities are required to comply with strict guidelines in caring for patients as well as treat their residents with dignity and respect. Personal injury attorney Flora Templeton Stuart and her staff have decades of experience representing injured elders throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, and the nation.
All too often, victims do not report nursing home abuse or neglect for fear of retaliation. Many times, a loved one must act on behalf of an elderly nursing home resident to demand change and accountability. If your instincts tell you that your loved one may be the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, don’t dismiss them, and don’t accept the nursing home’s explanation that a condition was unavoidable. Contact nursing home abuse attorney Flora Templeton Stuart for a free case evaluation.
Nursing home abuse may be physical, sexual, emotional, or financial. Here are some common signs of nursing home abuse and neglect. Be aware of any of the conditions listed below and document these conditions with photos:
- Bedsores or skin rash
- Urine or feces odor
- Urinary tract infection
- Falls resulting from inadequate precautions or assistance
- Signs of being restrained, such as bruising on wrists or ankles
- Skin tears and bruises
- Contusions or lesions
- Medication errors
- Bone fractures
- Undocumented injuries or staff’s inability to explain changes in medical condition
- Significant weight loss
- Malnutrition/dehydration, including complaints of hunger
- Torn clothing or broken personal items
- Failure to provide appropriate physical or occupational therapy
- Medical negligence or malpractice by nursing home staff
- Lethargy, sudden and unexplained withdrawal from social activities
- Sudden and unexplained depression
- Unusual bank account activity
- Stolen cash or personal property
- Modifying wills without the resident’s consent
Nursing home abuse and neglect is tragic and should not occur. If you suspect that your loved one has suffered a personal injury due to negligent care at their nursing home or by an in-home healthcare worker, call nursing home abuse lawyer Flora Templeton Stuart. You should also report instances of nursing home abuse to your local Department of Social Services. Visit the National Center on Elder Abuse or the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services for information.
Although you have one year from the date of the abuse to file your nursing home abuse or neglect claim, you should not wait that long. A timely investigation is critical to a successful claim because we must locate potential witnesses and preserve evidence. Attorney Flora Templeton Stuart is an experienced nursing home injury attorney and is not afraid to stand up to large nursing home corporations.
If your loved one has suffered nursing home neglect or abuse, call Warren and Barren County, Kentucky attorney Flora Templeton Stuart at 888-782-9090. Remember, at our firm we pride ourselves on commitment to our clients, experience, and obtaining the results our clients deserve. Visit our FAQ or blog for more information on nursing home neglect and abuse.
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