Abuse of nursing home residents and residents of long-term care facilities can take many forms. In addition to physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and exploitation plague U.S. care facilities with truly shocking frequency. All too often, the loved ones of residents who are being targeted are hesitant to seek legal guidance because they can’t prove that their suspicions are correct. It is important to understand that you can connect with the experienced legal team at Davis & Brusca, LLC in a risk-free consultation setting to receive personalized guidance on whether you can prove that your suspicions are correct or not.
If your loved one is denying that anything is amiss, it may still be worthwhile to speak with our firm’s nursing home abuse lawyers that NJ residents have come to trust and rely upon. Why? Oftentimes, nursing home residents who are experiencing abuse deny their experience because they cannot adequately put into words what is happening, they fear retribution, and/or they simply don’t want to “burden” their loved ones with their suffering. The bottom line is that if you suspect that your loved one is being abused, it is a good idea to seek legal guidance about your rights and options under the law.
Physical abuse often results in marks on the patient’s body. Sexual abuse may lead to infection. Financial exploitation is often spotted when abnormal activity appears on a resident’s accounts. Neglect may manifest in social isolation, lack of proper hygiene, or weight loss. These are some of the most common ways that abuse is spotted by loved ones. However, these are by no means the only signs of abuse, nor do these signs in and of themselves confirm that abuse is occurring.
No two nursing home abuse cases are ever exactly alike. Therefore, if your loved one’s circumstances don’t mirror those of other abuse victims, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t connect with an attorney and voice your concerns. Your advocacy could mean the difference between justice and additional suffering, so don’t hesitate to connect with our team today.
If you suspect that your loved one is being abused, please do not keep your concerns to yourself. Speak with the experienced New Jersey legal team at Davis & Brusca, LLC about your concerns in a confidential, risk-free consultation setting. That way, you can receive both personalized legal guidance that will help to inform your decisions and—if the situation warrants—support with addressing the circumstances that your loved one faces.
There are few things in life more anxiety-inducing than suspecting that a loved one is being mistreated but not knowing what to do with those suspicions. Our trusted legal team has extensive experience with nursing home abuse and neglect matters and can assess your loved one’s situation thoroughly and objectively. Once you have received personalized, professional feedback regarding your concerns, you can take whatever next steps the situation warrants. We look forward to speaking with you.