Nursing Home Abuse Is a Type of Medical Malpractice That Cannot Be Tolerated
Nursing home abuse is an increasing concern in America. In the United States today, more than 36 million people are above the age of 65. Many will need some form of assisted living, whether it is a nursing home, assisted living facility or other elderly facility millions of elderly living in nursing homes today. Though the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sets strict regulations for nursing homes, it is not uncommon for nursing home staff to take advantage of the residents' vulnerability. Nursing home abuse is medical malpractice.
Elderly abuse in nursing homes can take many forms. Generally, the abuse is an act or omission by a caregiver or professional staff member that causes harm to a nursing home resident. Sometimes it can result in wrongful death. Nursing home abuse can be a criminal act.
How a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Can Help — Our Firm Can Investigate Suspicious Injuries
If you suspect your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact the Law Offices of Jeff Martin today. When we advocate for victims of nursing home abuse, we listen to concerns from their families and work relentlessly to make sure they get the justice they deserve. We can pore over medical records if your loved one has suffered minor or severe injuries.
Nursing home abuse can be:
- Neglect to provide necessary care, food, water, medicine, clothing or necessities for living
- Physical or sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse such as threats, humiliation, verbal assault and isolation
- Abuse of court-appointed roles such as guardianship or power of attorney
Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer with Our Firm
At The Law Offices of Jeff Martin, serving Tulsa and communities in Oklahoma, an experienced nursing home abuse attorney can help if you feel that you or a loved one has been a victim of a nursing home abuse. Contact us today. Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don't pay unless we win. Call us today in Tulsa area at 728-8888 or use our toll free number 800-980-9205.