The experienced Indiana nursing home injury lawyer William “Bill” Hurst and his staff know that nothing could be more devastating than learning that your loved one has been neglected or abused by nursing home employees; the very people you trusted to provide care? Nursing home residents are extremely vulnerable and dependent on their care givers. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities have a legal responsibility to care for their residents properly and safely. When they neglect that responsibility, you need to seek help from an Indiana Nursing Home Injury Lawyer.
“Elder abuse” is defined by the US Administration on Aging as “the intentional or negligent act by a family member or caregiver that causes harm or serious risk of harm to an older adult.” “Elder” is defined as anyone 60 years or older. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, Bureau of Justice Statistics, the number of elderly abuse cases in 2010 was 5,961,568. Looked at another way, the percent of the total elderly population in the US abused in 2010 was 9.5%. Indiana’s elder population in 2010 was 1,128,000. It is suspected that about 12% of that population was subject to some form of elder abuse. The percent of nursing homes that have been in violation of elder abuse laws was found to be at 36%.
Elder abuse can manifest in a variety of ways including:
Elder abuse can come in several forms. To help protect your loved ones, keep an eye out for these common signs of elder abuse as laid out by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA). While one sign does not necessarily indicate abuse, some tell-tale signs that there could be a problem include:
Most important is to be alert. The suffering is often in silence. If you notice changes in personality or behavior, you should start to question what is going on.
If you or a loved one has suffered nursing home abuse or assisted living negligence, please contact an Indiana nursing home injury lawyer at our office. We have more than 35 years of experience helping victims of nursing home injury, abuse, and neglect recover the financial settlements they deserve. Don’t let the people who have exploited your loved one get away with this terrible form of neglect or abuse. Contact the Indiana law office of William “Bill” Hurst to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced nursing home injury lawyer or call us toll free at 1(800)636-0808. We will advise you of all your legal rights and if we represent your family, we only charge a fee if we are successful in your case.¡Hablamos Español!
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