Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
Holding Nursing Homes Accountable
In an ideal world, nursing homes would offer a safe haven for our elderly and a place where you know your loved ones could find peace and be treated with respect. Sadly, this is not always the case.
When you partner with Maples, Nix, & Diesselhorst, our dedicated and hard-working group of attorneys and staff fervently advocate for you and your loved ones. Our goal is to effect changes that rid the nursing home industry of the “profit over people” mentality. Nursing home neglect includes falls, bedsores, physical abuse, dehydration, medication errors, pressure ulcers, and other types of abuse and neglect involving residents in nursing homes.
Standing With You. Standing For Justice.
It takes courage to stand up for a loved one who has suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home. Whatever the situation, it is important to hold nursing homes accountable for their actions so other families, in the future, won’t suffer too.
Signs of Malnutrition & Dehydration
Malnutrition and dehydration could indicate abuse or neglect. It is important to look for any indicator, such as sudden weight loss.
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers
Bedsores are one of the most common signs of neglect in nursing homes. Not being moved or repositioned can often cause skin breakdown from the pressure to vulnerable areas of the body, such as the buttocks and heels.
Fall & Unexplained Injuries
Injuries such as broken or dislocated bones, bruises, or brain bleeds are indicators of neglect due to falls.
Winning Nursing Home Cases
Nursing home cases can be very complex. The nursing home team at Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst has the skill and experience to investigate, prepare, and obtain the justice you and your loved one deserve.
Reporting Abuse of Elders
If you suspect abuse or neglect of an elder, you should immediately report your suspicion to Adult Protective Services by calling their hotline at 1-800-522-3511, going to their website, or calling 911.
Standing Up for the Elderly
When your loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury or preventable death due to nursing home neglect or abuse, it is a stressful, emotional time.
Our nursing home team at Maples, Nix, & Diesselhorst has a proven track record of holding nursing homes accountable and is dedicated to obtaining justice for the victims of nursing home neglect and abuse