Physical, sexual or emotional abuse should not have to be tolerated by anyone, especially not an elderly person. When a family entrusts the care of a senior loved one with nursing home or assisted living facility, there is a certain expectation of care.
We place a significant amount of faith in the abilities of caregivers and facility personnel. Sadly, sometimes this is not the case. Senior citizens are among our most vulnerable members of society. In some cases, they cannot speak or communicate any concerns they may have. They may also have a limited capacity to protect themselves from harm or abuse.
Do You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse?
If you feel someone in the care of a nursing home is being abused, your first priority is removed your loved one from the situation. Some of the most common signs of nursing home neglect and abuse are:
- Bed Sores
- Emotional Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Broken Bones
Why You Should Contact Kemp, Ruge & Green
If you suspect your loved one is being neglected or abused, nursing home administrators may offer you compensation. However, the facility may require you to waive your rights to pursue legal action and absolve them of any responsibility. There is no guarantee the abuse will not continue or even get worse.
Before you accept any compensation or sign any documents, you should contact the experts at the Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group. Their attorneys specialize in defending the rights of senior citizens who may have been subjected to nursing home abuse. Kemp, Ruge & Green will hold accountable, the nursing home or senior caregiver that lead to your loved one’s suffering. The Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group will assist you with addressing your concerns and protect the rights of your family member.