What Can You Do if You Fear Your Loved One Is a Victim of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect?
Substandard care, neglect, and abuse are always a risk when you have a loved one in a nursing home, assisted living community, long-term care facility, or rehabilitation center. Nursing home abuse can take many forms, including physical and emotional abuse, financial abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect.
Unfortunately, many victims are not aware of what’s going on or able to communicate the problem. In many cases, victims are too afraid to speak up, especially if their abuser has threatened them or their family members.
Symptoms of abuse can be subtle or non-existent, especially in cases that involve emotional or sexual victimization. The symptoms of neglect are easier to identify, and include unexplained weight loss, untreated illnesses, bedsores, poor hygiene, dirty bedding, etc.
Many victims’ family members report having a feeling that something just isn’t quite right.
If you have that feeling, or if you have seen something that makes you suspect your loved one could be a victim, talk to a nursing home neglect attorney as quickly as possible.
How Can VanDerGinst Law Help You?
At VanDerGinst Law, our personal injury attorneys are compassionate advocates for abuse and neglect victims and their loved ones. We will help you relocate the victim to another facility, if necessary, and help ensure they get whatever type of medical evaluation and treatment they need.
We will gather evidence, document your case, and call on whatever resources we need to establish fault and prove liability. We will document your damages, helping to ensure we recover the maximum possible compensation.
Depending on the details of your case, you could be entitled to recover compensation for the victim’s medical treatment, relocation expenses, emotional trauma, pain and suffering, and more.
We successfully negotiate a settlement in most cases, saving you and your loved ones the emotional trauma of court battle.
Nevertheless, we won’t hesitate to take your case to court if that’s what it takes to get justice.
You have only two years to take legal action for nursing home abuse in Iowa or Illinois.
Talk to the personal injury lawyers of VanDerGinst Law today to ensure you don’t compromise your legal right to compensation.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys, contact us now.