Nursing Home Abuse in Oklahoma
Placing an elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility can be a difficult step to take, particularly when one considers the potential for abuse or neglect in certain facilities. We shouldn't have to worry about whether our loved one will be subjected to ill-treatment at a nursing home, but unfortunately this is something to think about when choosing a nursing home. Even after you have selected a seemingly reputable facility, it is important to keep a close eye on your loved one.
Do you suspect that someone you love has been victimized by nursing home abuse or negligence? Now is the time to act. An attorney at the Law Offices of Stipe and Belote can help you explore your options in taking legal action against the responsible facility or caregiver in order to stop the abuse from continuing to occur and to seek financial damages for medical care and other expenses related to the maltreatment.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence
There are many different types of nursing home abuse or negligence. These may be related to intentional misconduct, as in situations involving physical abuse, sexual abuse or emotional abuse. They may also be related to neglect, a failure to provide proper treatment or care under the circumstances. Medical malpractice, bedsores, medication errors, dehydration, malnutrition and poor supervision are all examples of nursing home negligence.
Our elderly loved ones deserve to be treated with compassion and respect. Make sure you take immediate action and consult with an attorney to review your options in filing a lawsuit against a nursing home, assisted living facility or in-home caregiver if you suspect any form of elder abuse or neglect. Contact us for a free consultation today.