Henderson Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
For any family member whose loved one has suffered abuse while under the care of a nursing home in Henderson, immediately contact a nursing home abuse lawyer. With Dunkley Injury Law Firm, we’ll discuss the specifics of the case and give you options to pursue damages.
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When to Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer?
Over 3.2 million Americans reside in nursing homes. That number is only expected to grow as the population ages. Elder abuse in residential care facilities is a serious threat with the potential to affect many Americans. Studies show as many as one in six residents of nursing homes may be abused or neglected each year.
Holding the perpetrators of elder abuse accountable and keeping elderly loved ones safe is both challenging.
At Dunkley Law, you will find a legal team that puts the needs of our elderly clients and their families first.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse can come in several forms, which may not have always been easy to identify. Physical abuse, or any action that causes physical injury, can result either from a direct action by a nursing home worker such as hitting or from neglect such as overuse of restraints.
Sexual abuse encompasses any unwanted sexual actions, including those directed at nursing home residents who are unable to express their wishes due to conditions such as dementia.
Psychological abuse is often more difficult to identify; however, excessive yelling, shaming or humiliating of a patient usually qualifies.
Lastly, when a nursing home fails to prevent abusive actions by one nursing home resident towards another, this failure to respond often fits the definition of nursing home abuse as well.
Reporting Elder Abuse in a Nursing Home
If you or a loved one has been the victim of elder abuse or neglect while under the care of a residential care facility, please contact Dunkley Law to find out more about your legal options.
We have extensive experience representing nursing home abuse victims in the Henderson, Nevada area and can help you determine your next legal steps.