Omaha Elderly Physical Assault Lawyer
The number of elderly residents in nursing homes is increasing – and cases of physical assaults in these facilities are also rising. When we place our loved ones into nursing home care, we expect they will be cared for with compassion and treated with the respect they deserve. A physical assault committed on a frail, vulnerable adult is a terrible crime, often leaving the individual with physical injuries, emotional trauma, or requiring medical care. A frail older adult could be unable to communicate what is occurring or is too fearful to report the abuse.
If your loved one has experienced physical assault in an Omaha nursing home, you need an Omaha personal injury attorney with experience to speak with you about your legal options. At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., our legal team focuses on protecting the rights of older adults, and we are dedicated to holding nursing home owners, managers, staff, and other negligent parties accountable. Call today (402) 505-8234 to speak with us about what occurred.
The common physical injuries that could indicate physical abuse include:
- Broken bones
- Head trauma
- Restraint marks on wrists, ankles
- Scratch marks
- Broken glasses
Behavioral changes in elderly residents are often signs of physical abuse. When a loved one is under the care of a nursing home facility, stay alert to the symptoms of physical, emotional, and financial abuse. The following emotional changes indicate your loved one has been a victim of some type of physical assault:
- Mumbling, changes in communication
Physical assault in nursing homes may be committed by staff or other residents. Understaffing and inadequate training, hiring unqualified workers or lack of supervision can all contribute to the risk of physical assaults in nursing facilities. A failure to perform a background check on a prospective employee could allow individuals with a history of violence or abuse to be hired to care for the elderly.
If your loved one has been physically assaulted in a nursing home, legal action must be taken immediately. It is imperative to ensure the incident is reported to Adult Protective Services, the agency tasked with protecting the elderly from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. You have the right to seek justice and compensation for your loved one by filing a claim lawsuit against the nursing home owners, managers, or other parties that allowed the crime to occur.
At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we understand the shock and dismay when it is discovered that a loved one has been the victim of a physical assault in a nursing home. Our legal team can offer professional support and legal counsel in nursing home abuse cases. We can investigate the facts in the case, collect all relevant supporting evidence, and file a claim or lawsuit to seek all forms of compensation. Our legal team can negotiate the terms of a fair settlement or take the case to civil court to seek fair compensation for your loved one.
Physical assault in nursing homes is an urgent problem that warrants immediate action, both to protect your loved one and to ensure others in the facility do not become victims of these harmful acts. If your loved one has been the victim of physical assault in a nursing home, contact our Omaha nursing home abuse lawyer immediately so we can offer some assistance with a free, no-obligation initial consultation. Call (402) 505-8234 to speak with our firm.
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