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Las Vegas Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Nursing Home Abuse Discovering that your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse is a devastating and emotional event. Unfortunately, you are not alone. Nursing home abuse and neglect occur at an alarmingly high rate, due in part because the residents are fragile and many times are afraid or incapable of speaking up.

At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, our Henderson nursing home abuse attorneys understand the emotional trauma associated with these types of cases and provide the compassion and commitment it takes to help victims and their families recover compensation for their losses. We have devoted our practice to helping the injured and fight aggressively to ensure that all nursing home workers who engage in any form of abuse are held accountable.

To speak privately with one of our nursing home abuse lawyers, contact us today. We will listen to your story and help you recover compensation for your injuries and losses in a nursing home abuse lawsuit.

Benefits Of Working With A Las Vegas Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

In many cases, it can be difficult to prove that neglect or abuse is occurring. Especially among those who suffer from dementia or other mental health disorders, making it difficult for them to speak up about the abuse.

If you simply suspect that something may not be right, it is important to turn to an experienced and qualified Las Vegas nursing home abuse lawyer who can thoroughly investigate the situation and help determine what is really going on.

Our Las Vegas nursing home neglect lawyers use cutting edge technologies and strategies to dig deep beneath the surface to find out exactly what is happening. Some of the benefits of working with our attorneys include:

  • Access to a team of medical and administrative experts who can help conduct a thorough investigation of any key evidence of a facility’s management
  • Experience in knowing what to look for when looking at signs and symptoms
  • Compassionate, yet aggressive legal counsel and representation

Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Sadly, nursing home abuse occurs every day. There are many types of abuse that may occur, including:

  • Physical elder abuse: Physical abuse involves use of physical force that may result in bodily injuries, impairments and pain.
  • Emotional elder abuse: Emotional abuse may involve verbal assaults, threats, insults, isolating or ignoring a nursing home resident, harassment, intimidation and humiliation.
  • Negligence: Nursing home abuse neglect occurs when a worker refuses or fails to provide adequate care for a resident. This typically involves failure to provide necessities including water, food, clothing, medication, personal hygiene, safety and comfort.
  • Abandonment: Abandonment typically occurs when a care provider deserts a person after agreeing to take care of them.
  • Financial Exploitation: Financial exploitation involves the use of a nursing home resident’s funds, assets or property. For instance, cashing a nursing home resident’s checks without permission, stealing a resident’s property or money and coercing a resident into signing a will or other contracts.

Signs to Look for if You Suspect Your Loved One is Being Abused

Because all forms of nursing home abuse may not be physical, some are harder to detect. However, if you begin to notice any behavior that is abnormal or out of character, you should start looking out for the following possible signs that abuse or neglect may be occurring:

  • A sudden change in behavior
  • Acting agitated or upset
  • Acting withdrawn and unresponsive
  • Dehydration, malnutrition, poor personal hygiene
  • Unsanitary living conditions
  • The nursing home refused to allow you to have alone time with the resident
  • Unexplained bruises, welts, lacerations, broken bones
  • Untreated injuries or bed sores
  • Unusual behavior usually attributed to dementia (rocking, biting, sucking)

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Call Las Vegas Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, you should know that you have rights. For compassionate and highly-skilled legal representation, please contact our Las Vegas nursing home abuse attorneys at 702-228-2600.

Nursing Home Abuse FAQs

What Are the Most Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse In Nevada?
Many types of Nevada nursing home abuse can occur in one or more ways, or a combination of ways, including neglect, physical abuse, psychological and emotional manipulation, sexual abuse, and financial exploitation. Each requires evidence that can be presented to the nursing home and the courts to pursue a successful legal outcome. The most important factor is ensuring your loved one is safe from future abuse by contacting a nursing home abuse lawyer in Nevada who can review your claim right away.
What Qualifies As Neglect In A Nevada Nursing Home?
Nursing home neglect is the failure to provide a resident with services essential to their health and safety, including food, shelter, clothing, supervision, and medical care. Our Nevada nursing home lawyers will help determine whether these failures are intentional or careless, which will dictate how we present your case against a nursing home as negligent or abusive.
Why Are Neglect And Abuse Common In Nevada Nursing Homes?
Each Nevada nursing home neglect or abuse case is unique, but there are common factors as to why these claims occur. They can include the nursing home hiring poorly qualified and inadequately trained staff, an inadequate number of staff members, or employing staff members with a history of violence.
What Happens When A Nevada Nursing Home Resident Complains Of Neglect Or Abuse?
Each state has a system for reporting allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly, and a separate process for investigating the allegations. The investigation will begin by interviewing the resident, his or her family members, and the nursing home staff and management. Adult protective services, and the staff or management of the nursing home, may try to remedy the complaints on their own. This, however, may not be an adequate resolution to the complaint. If your loved one has suffered from neglect or abuse in a nursing home, contact our Nevada attorneys today to pursue a more comprehensive civil action for damages against the nursing home.
What Are the Most Common Signs of Emotional Elder Abuse?
Physical elder abuse or neglect may be seemingly evident when bruises, broken bones, bed sores, or ailing health occurs. Unfortunately, emotional elder abuse may be harder to spot, but is equally devastating. The most common signs of emotional elder abuse can include fear, anxiety, depression, withdrawal from other residents, family members, activities, personality changes or change, and a visibly noticeable loss in self-confidence.

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