Nursing Home Physical Abuse Lawyers in Nebraska
Get Help If You've Suffered from Elder Physical Abuse
You placed an elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility, believing that s/he would receive the attention, treatment, and respect s/he deserves and needs to retain a high quality of life in his/her latter years. Since then, however, you’ve begun to notice changes in his/her behavior: your elderly loved one seems more distant, more irritable, perhaps even scared. You suspect that s/he is being abused by the very people with whom you entrusted his/her care, but you’re at a loss about what to do.
Please reach out to the compassionate Omaha nursing home abuse lawyers at Cullan & Cullan LLC as soon as you can. We will take every measure possible to get your elderly loved one to safety and hold the offending nursing home or facility accountable for his/her suffering. By taking legal action, you will protect not only your loved one but also other residents from abuse. So, don’t delay – call us today at (402) 397-7600 for a free case evaluation.
A Quiet Epidemic
Although the elderly are among the most vulnerable of our population, awareness of nursing home physical abuse tragically remains low, even as nursing homes and assisted care facilities continue to perpetrate harm upon helpless residents without recourse.
Each year in the United States, more than two million seniors are victims of some form of abuse, including physical abuse. And this includes only reported cases – it is estimated that millions more go unreported.
Research suggests that abuse has very real effects on its victims: abused elders tend to die earlier, even in the absence of life-threatening or chronic medical conditions. In some especially egregious incidents, the abuse is the primary cause of severe injury or death.
Indications of Nursing Home Physical Abuse
You can protect your elderly loved one from abuse by being vigilant. Visit him/her on a frequent basis, but time your visits so they follow an irregular pattern – this way, you’ll keep the staff on their toes. While spending time with your elderly loved one, pay him/her close attention and keep an ear and eye out for the following signs of abuse:
- Burns from cigarettes or appliances, or scalding burns
- Abrasions that appear to have been caused by ropes, straps or other restraints
- Multicolored or "wrap around" bruises
- Sprains, broken bones or dislocated joints
- Multiple, consistent incidents of injury
- Withdrawn, nervous, or agitated behavior
- Incongruent explanations of how the injury occurred
If signs of elderly abuse are apparent, report it to the proper authorities and consult with a trusted Omaha personal injury attorney right away.
Contact an Omaha Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer at Our Office Today
If you or someone you love has fallen victim to nursing home abuse or neglect and would like to speak with one of our dedicated legal staff about your case, call our office now. You may also submit an online contact form and we will get back to you promptly.
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We are here to help you obtain compensation from those responsible so that you can focus on healing, rehabilitation, and getting your feet back on the ground. For more information about how the lawyers at Cullan & Cullan LLC can assist in protecting your rights, please call (402) 397-7600 today for a free case evaluation.
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