When you entrust the care of your elderly and medically-dependent loved one to a nursing home, you expect the staff of the establishment to be highly skilled, trained, and compassionate. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect is a common problem in facilities all over Tennessee and the rest of the country. Whether the facility is willfully neglecting your loved one’s needs or purposefully hurting your family member, it is in your best interest to contact the authorities and seek legal counsel.
At The Bowlin Law Firm, we consider nursing home abuse a despicable act that needs to be corrected. We take allegations of abuse with the utmost seriousness and make it our legal duty to ensure that the elderly are given the care, protection, and respect they deserve. Do not hesitate to let us fight for the better care of your loved one today.
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Most forms of nursing home neglect stem from understaffing, meaning there are not enough caregivers to properly care for all residents. Another common situation is poorly trained staff members, who are incapable of ensuring all residents are properly fed, taken care of, and monitored.
As you can see, these issues begin at the corporate level, which is why having an experienced attorney on your side can ensure that these powerful entities are held liable for their actions.
If you start to notice several indicators of abuse (e.g. malnutrition, dehydration, weight loss, bedsores, unexplained bruising, poor hygiene, or a drastic change in behavior), you must investigate the matter. Depending on the severity of neglect, you may want to get your loved one out of the home and into a differing nursing facility.
When you discover that your family member has been abused and neglected by nursing home staff, it is normal to feel angry, confused, and frustrated with the entire situation. The best thing you can do is contact our Knoxville personal injury attorney. We can gather all of the necessary information and work tirelessly to protect the rights of your loved one.
For more information, contact The Bowlin Law Firm and schedule a free consultation today.