Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuits
A Las Vegas Nursing home neglect and abuse lawsuit may be appropriate if you or a loved one has been a victim of abuse or neglect while living in a Las Vegas nursing home. This is a legal action in which you can seek and recover compensation for your physical, emotional and financial damages.
In cases where the abuse or neglect was committed with intention and malice you may also be able to seek punitive damages. Punitive damages are intended to punish the nursing home worker(s) in a way that will deter them and other workers from engaging in similar acts in the future.
Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
Elder abuse and neglect comes in a variety of forms. If you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated, abused or neglected in any way, it is important to consult with one of our Las Vegas nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys who will be able to conduct a thorough investigation.
Following are some of the most common signs that abuse or neglect is occurring:
- Untreated bed sores
- Slip and fall accidents
- Broken, fractured bones
- Sudden weight loss, malnutrition
- Dehydration, dried lips
- Change in behavior
- Withdrawn behavior
- Excessive sleeping
- Unexplained injuries, bruises
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Dirty clothing
Getting Legal Help: Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits
When it comes to the safety and care of our loved ones, we want to make sure we do everything in our power to protect them. It is difficult enough to put our elders in a nursing home facility; but finding out (or even suspecting) that they may not be receiving the highest standards of care can quite possibly be one of the most devastating and emotional events a family can experience.
Nursing home abuse lawyers are designed to help families and their loved ones seek compensation for their losses. At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter, Smith & Cullen, our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys understand that when it comes to abuse and neglect cases, the damage is already done. However, we will fight aggressively and tirelessly to make sure that all responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.