Indianapolis Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Choosing a nursing home or assisted living facility for an older family member or loved one takes hours of time spent researching and paying visits. If you have helped to move a cherished relative into such a facility, you likely spent a great deal of time choosing the best facility that you and your family could afford. Even when you devote as much effort as possible to making the right choice for your loved one, your heart may later be broken when you discover that that person has suffered from neglect or even physical abuse at the hands of the facility tasked with caring for them. Don’t let a predatory or careless facility get away with causing serious or even fatal injury to your helpless older relative. Contact the Indianapolis nursing home neglect attorneys at Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP to consult with an attorney about the possibility of filing a claim for damages and holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions.
Elderly or infirm nursing home residents are highly vulnerable to injury
After suffering from a debilitating health event, or simply as the result of reaching an advanced age, your loved ones may no longer be able to speak up for or defend themselves when they’re the victim of abuse. If your older relatives need assistance with such basic tasks as bathing or personal grooming, they are likely unable to stand up for their needs or fight back against younger and stronger staff members, on whom they rely for even the most basic needs. If your loved ones are unable to clearly communicate regarding their treatment in a care facility, there are a number of signs of elder abuse or neglect that visiting family members may want to look out for, such as:
- Rapid weight loss after moving into a facility, which can be the result of stress, illness, or failure to provide a sufficient amount of food
- Bruises or lacerations that your loved one can’t or won’t explain
- Broken bones or repeated falls
- Quickly-deteriorating mental acuity
- Seeming emotionally withdrawn
- Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores
- Dehydration or malnutrition
Our attorneys can help you recover the money damages you deserve
Mistreatment of the elderly is a truly abhorrent act. If you believe your loved one has been abused, you have rights under both Indiana and Illinois state law to seek redress for these wrongs, as well as the contract issued by the nursing home itself. At Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP, our nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers are experienced in investigating claims of mistreatment in long-term care facilities, and understand the laws in the state of Indiana, as well as relevant federal regulations, governing conduct by nursing home and assisted living facility staff. We can use our experience and dedication to get you the money damages you deserve.
Seek Experienced Legal Representation in Cases of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
For a no-cost consultation regarding an incident or pattern of nursing home negligence, contact the Indianapolis nursing home abuse lawyers at Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP at 317-631-5151.