Nursing Home Abuse Attorney in Tulsa
Holding Negligent Parties Accountable
People who live in nursing homes are one of the most vulnerable populations in this country. Nursing home residents are often very old, have medical issues, and totally rely on others for care. Nursing home employees are responsible for providing medical care, food, clean clothes and bed sheets, and even socialization for their patients. Sadly, some nursing homes fail to provide this level of care and some workers actively harm the people they are supposed to care for. When this happens, injured residents and their loved ones have a right to file a nursing home abuse claim.
I, Attorney Trevor Furlong, can represent you in your claim against a negligent nursing home. It is my goal to ensure you or your loved one is cared for, and that those responsible for causing harm are held accountable.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse in Tulsa
Nursing home abuse is a complicated issue that can take many different forms. You should be aware of the types of nursing home abuse that exist so you can identify it if it happens to your loved one. Our Tulsa nursing home abuse lawyer at the The Law Offices of Trevor Furlong can help.
Types of nursing home abuse include:
Physical abuse: When a nursing home employee physically harms a resident by hitting, kicking, burning, or restraining them, severe injuries can result. Experiencing physical abuse can also cause a nursing home resident to feel fearful, anxious, irritable, and depressed.
Emotional abuse: Nursing home workers who yell at, insult, lie to, or “give the silent treatment” to their residents can cause people in their care to feel anxious, depressed, or self-conscious.
Sexual abuse: Sexual abuse includes incidents such as rape, groping, and sexual harassment.
Financial abuse: If a nursing home employee steals from a resident, forges documents, or takes over accounts, that behavior is indicative of financial abuse.
Neglect :When a nursing home resident’s medical, nutritional, or hygienic needs are ignored, employees may be liable for neglect.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
If your loved one is staying in a nursing home, it is important to be aware of the conditions of the facility, the behavior of the workers, and any unusual behavior exhibited by your family member.
Nursing home abuse can be identified by signs such as:
- Injuries including bruises, burns, broken bones, etc.
- Declining health
- Acting withdrawn or isolated
- Behavioral changes
- Mood swings
- Financial issues
- Unclean or dangerous facility conditions
What to Do if You Believe Your Loved One is a Victim of Nursing Home Abuse
If you believe that your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home, it is important to get them help as soon as possible. Moving them to a new residence is likely best; your loved one may also require medical care. Once they are cared for, you can begin building your case. I can help you.
What Can You Sue a Nursing Home For?
There are various accidents, intentional actions, and failures to act that may result in a nursing home facing a lawsuit.
A few examples, include:
- Failure to keep premises safe/hazard free: This includes hazards that the staff are aware of or should be. This may include: slip and fall accidents or a physical assaults between residents.
- Negligent hiring: If the employee ends up neglecting, abusing, or intentional harming a resident. the failure to properly train and supervise employees has an effect.
- Negligent supervision: This is when a resident, for example, slips and falls or injures themselves and no employee is checking on them.
- Failure to maintain health/safety policies: This includes keeping the premises in a clean and sanitary state for residents in their rooms and the common areas.
- Failure to provide medical treatment: When the nursing home provide sub-standard medical care that in effect causes harm to the resident. There may be a case for medical malpractice against he nursing home and/or the medical professional who treated them.
- Resident neglect: This type of treatment can lead to a number of safety and/or medical issues, for example, bed sores.
How Our Tulsa Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Can Help
I will do whatever I can to ensure your loved one is safe and cared for if they have been a victim of nursing home abuse.
Additionally, I will help you build a case against the nursing home by gathering evidence, contacting witnesses, and handling the legal processes.
Call Now to Discuss Your Case
I am available to speak about your nursing home abuse case for free. Please contact me today if you believe your loved one has been abused in a nursing home and if you are in need of legal representation.
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