Going to Trial to Stand Up for the Rights of Senior Citizens
Have you entrusted the care of an elderly loved one to a nursing home, only to find out that your loved one is being mistreated? At White & Weddle, P.C., we stand up for the rights of senior citizens. We are trial lawyers, ready to take cases in front of a jury as necessary to make certain that victimized senior citizens get the justice they deserve. After all, the jury is the last recourse for powerless people against the powerful.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Nursing homes will certainly not admit to abusive or neglectful behavior. Families must keep a watchful eye in order to see the signs. Common signs include:
- Bed sores and infections
- Unexplained bruises, broken bones and other nursing home injuries
- Unusual weakness or frequent illness
- Ceased communication or withdrawal
These could be signs of nursing home staff failing to properly move bedridden residents, failing to monitor residents in order to prevent falls or failing to feed residents properly to prevent malnutrition and dehydration. Nursing homes can be held accountable for these failures.
The Reason for Nursing Home Neglect
While direct abuse does happen in nursing homes, it is not as common as neglect. More often than not, harm comes to residents as the result of inaction, rather than action. This tends to be the result of nursing homes not being properly staffed. They try to save money by keeping their staffing levels low or by hiring staff that has not been properly trained. As a result, the most vulnerable residents of the nursing home may suffer.
Free Consultation — Oklahoma Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys
Call our Oklahoma City wrongful death and nursing home abuse attorneys at 405-463-9922 or contact us via e-mail. As contingent fee attorneys, we work on nursing home cases without pay until justice is achieved. Only then do we get paid. If necessary, we will come to you wherever you are.