Living in nursing homes may make some residents feel as if they must do what they are told without exercising their rights for fear of retaliation. However, this is simply not true.
Educating your family member about how making his or her concerns known will not lead to more abuse and, in fact, could put an end to it is crucial to making sure you become aware of any problems before they result in harm to your loved one. Equally as important is involving an experienced nursing home attorney who handles abuse claims who can immediately begin taking actions to ensure that the safety of your loved one living in a DC nursing home or care facility in Virginia or Maryland is never compromised.
The law entitles patients staying in nursing homes to respect, comfortable living environments and rights to the following:
If a nursing home or long-term care facility unjustly denies their residents these rights, it may lead to nursing home neglect or abuse. When this happens, it is your legal right to hold a nursing home and its staff accountable for the harm they caused your loved one in a nursing home abuse lawsuit.
It can be overwhelming figuring out what to do if you suspect your loved one is not receiving proper care in a nursing home. Many times, the most helpful first step is to discuss your situation with nursing home abuse lawyers in Washington, D.C., Virginia or Maryland who can investigate and give free legal advice about your best options. However, one thing is certain, if you suspect that your loved one is the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, do not wait to get this person the aid he or she needs.
To discuss your ability to seek compensation for medical expenses and other damages by filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit, reach out to the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at our personal injury law firm today to schedule a free, no obligation discussion of what you and your family is going through.