Nursing Home Abuse
Personal Injury Lawyers serving Oklahoma City and throughout Oklahoma
Nursing home abuse happens all too often and our elderly loved-ones suffer, often silently.
If you, or a family member, have been injured as the result of nursing home abuse of any kind, we can help.
More Americans are turning to nursing homes to care for the elderly who can't care for themselves. Unfortunately many nursing homes are under staffed and their employees under paid and under trained. Long periods of neglect and lack of attention can lead to serious injuries and even premature death.
Nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse can be both physical and emotional. Signs of poor hygiene, soiled bedding, dehydration, malnourishment, or bruising can be signals of both physical and emotional abuse.
Some examples of nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect include:
- Lack of Supervision or Attention
- Assault or Striking the Person
- Sexual Abuse or Rape
- Failure to Provide Medical Care
- Denial of Adequate Food
- Unsanitary Living Conditions
The results of nursing home abuse or neglect can include:
- Premature Death
- Dangerous Falls
- Pressure Sores / Decubitus Ulcers
- Dehydration and/or Malnutrition
- Broken Bones
- Infections and Disease
Often the most serious victims of nursing home abuse are vulnerable or helpless.They may be unable or fearful and unwilling to complain about it. Family members must be alert and visit often to watch for signs of either abuse or neglect.
Representing nursing home abuse and nursing home negligence victims and their families can be a very complex area of legal practice. It demands medical and legal knowledge along with knowledge of the nursing home industry. Experts in the medical field, including doctors and nurses are often required to develop the information and evidence necessary to prove who is legally responsible for the serious injuries and financial damages victims incur.
At Self and Associates we seek out and locate the experts necessary to best represent Oklahoma victims and their families of nursing home abuse and nursing home negligence. With 30 years of experience in handling injury and wrongful death cases James Self has the knowledge to assist you in navigating this complex area.
If you or a family member have been injured or killed as the result of Nursing Home Abuse, James Self would like to talk with you. Please contact our Oklahoma law firm today to schedule a free case evaluation.