Nursing Home Abuse

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It is always a tough decision to leave a beloved member of your family in the care of a nursing facility. Elderly care in most of these facilities is attentive, nurturing, and reliable. However, neglect and abuse is known to happen and when it does, it can put some of our most vulnerable family members’ health and well-being at serious risk. This kind of treatment from a nursing facility is unacceptable and needs to be held accountable.

If you believe that one of your family members has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, we invite to contact us at The Rossi Law Firm today. Our compassionate team understands how difficult it is to come to grips with this difficult time, but can assure that our firm has the resources, experience, and resolve to pursue justice on your behalf. Our proven Buffalo personal injury attorneys pride themselves on being staunch advocates for our clients both in and outside the courtroom and can ensure that your family’s voice is heard before the law.

Pursue the relief you and your family deserve with a committed advocate by your side. Contact us today.

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

It can be easy for friends and family of nursing home residents to miss signs of neglect or abuse. Because friends and family are only present during visiting hours—and negligent staff and medical personnel could be trying to conceal their actions—it is important to be vigilant for warning signs that your elderly family member is being mistreated.

Common indications of nursing home abuse or neglect include:

  • Bedsores
  • A decline in hygiene
  • A dramatic loss in weight
  • Evidence of restraints (bruising at wrists, etc.)
  • Broken or missing personal items
  • Uncleanliness in the resident's bedroom
  • Dramatic changes in the resident's personality or demeanor

If any of these signs, or any other suspicious indicators have been present during your loved one's residence in a nursing home, it may be time to speak to legal counsel. Our firm can advise you on how to collect the proper evidence, what steps you can take to ensure your relative's immediate safety, and begin crafting a suit that truly speaks to the nursing facility’s breach of trust.

Don't hesitate to take action. Call us today to request a free consultation.