Nursing Home Elderly Assault
Nursing home abuse can take place on an emotional or verbal level. Assault is defined as any type of violent act committed against another individual.
According to a report on nursing home abuse issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, more than 30 percent of all nursing homes in the U.S. have been cited for jeopardizing the health of their elderly patients. What’s more shocking, perhaps, is the fact that about 25 percent of the nursing home staff who are prosecuted for abusing patients have a past criminal record, about 20 percent of which have faced previous charges involving violence and/or theft.
Help For Assault on the Elderly
If you suspect that your loved one has been assaulted while in the care of a nursing home, the compassionate, highly skilled nursing home abuse attorneys at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith are here to help you and your loved one make the nursing home and its negligent staff pay for the injuries and losses sustained as a result of assault.
For over three decades, our esteemed lawyers have been aggressively representing the rights of nursing home abuse victims and their families. Our primary goal involves cultivating personalized, professional relationships with our clients so we can put their needs first and to get them through the legal process as efficiently and successfully as possible.
Signs of Nursing Home Assault
It may take some time for the signs of nursing home assault and abuse to become present due to a patient’s shame, dementia or lack of physical complications. When signs do arise, however, they typically include:
- Abnormal cuts and bruising
- Bone fractures
- Inexplicable loss of hair
- Changes in behavior between the patient and the nursing home staff, or between the nursing home staff and the family members
Consult an Experienced Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
The seasoned nursing home abuse lawyers at the Law Offices of Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith invite victims of abuse and their families to attend a private consultation to learn more about their legal rights and entitlements. After getting a thorough evaluation of their case, along with an expert opinion regarding the best manner in which to proceed, prospective plaintiffs can secure our professional services.
Once hired, we will work tirelessly to build our clients the strongest possible cases by gathering all necessary evidence, securing expert testimony and pinpointing all of the weaknesses in the opposing arguments. We are dedicated to helping each of our clients recover the maximum possible settlement/awards so they can pursue the treatments they need and, ultimately, move on with their lives.