When you entrust the care of an elderly loved one to a nursing home or hospice, you expect nothing but quality and respectful treatment. Unfortunately, there are a growing number of reported elder care and even hospice abuse cases in America. The later years of an elderly person’s life are a time when he or she deserves nothing less than kind and quality care. But sometimes our elderly loved ones can face abuse and neglect by caretakers, leading to serious injuries and, in some cases, even wrongful death. When this occurs consult with the experienced Lincoln nursing home abuse attorney with our firm to advocate on behalf of you and your family.
Representing Elderly Victims of Abuse in Nebraska
At Berry Law Firm, we have been providing quality legal counsel and trial representation for clients throughout Nebraska since 1965. If you or a loved one is a victim of elder abuse such as physical abuse, psychological abuse, neglect or inadequate supervision, consider taking legal action. We will see to it that you are compensated for your injuries, including medical expenses and the pain and suffering you and your family have gone through.
Contact one of our hospice and nursing home injury lawyers in Lincoln for a consultation about your right to compensation.
Our Lincoln nursing home abuse lawyers highly recommend that if you are starting to suspect that your elderly loved one is being abused, you take immediate action. Typical signs of elder abuse include:
- Frequent bruising, cuts and scrapes
- Unexplained fractures/broken bones
- Weight loss
- Signs of restraint (wrist and ankle marks)
- Mood change
Elder abuse can take many forms. Sometimes the emotional injuries are more scarring and damaging than the physical ones because they impose long-lasting harm on the mental wellbeing of an already vulnerable member of society.
Types of elder abuse that often occur in nursing homes and hospices include:
- Physical elder abuse
- Psychological/emotional abuse
- Sexual elder abuse
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Inadequate supervision
- Denial/delay of medical care
- Verbal abuse (such as threats and intimidation)
- Financial abuse, including improper use of the elderly person’s funds
- Identity theft (using the elderly person’s identity)
To learn about your legal options for recovering compensation in an elder abuse case, contact an experienced Lincoln nursing home abuse attorney at Berry Law Firm in Lincoln.