The mere thought of your loved one being mistreated, let alone abused or neglected, while living in their nursing home is horrifying. Unfortunately, that’s reality for countless residents every year in the U.S., including right here in Virginia. Nursing homes are profit-focused, and that means they understaff and hire inexperienced workers they can pay less, both of which are major risk factors for resident abuse and neglect.
As Virginia nursing home abuse lawyers, we know that many families are often in denial about what’s happening to their loved ones. After all, nursing homes are typically very expensive, and they often have long wait lists just to secure a room. Their exclusivity and monthly costs make it seem like abuse and neglect are unlikely or even impossible, but they happen more often than you might expect.
If you have even an inkling that your loved one may be abused or neglected in their nursing home, it’s important to contact a lawyer right away. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we can review the facts of what happened to your loved one, whether it was unexplained bruises, sudden weight loss, dehydration, bedsores, or any other startling change in health to determine if abuse or neglect are occurring.
When we determine that a resident’s rights are being violated, we waste no time in building strong claims for them and their families. It’s our goal to ensure that victims and their loved ones get maximum compensation for something as heinous as the abuse and neglect of a nursing home resident. Contact us today for a free consultation to get our experienced legal team on your side.