Experienced Attorneys for Victims of Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse in Montana and Wyoming
Nursing homes are supposed to be safe places for aging individuals to reside with the professional help they need to live comfortable and meaningful lives. Ideally, nursing home administrators are impassioned advocates for their residents’ needs, and nurses and caregivers are skilled professionals who love what they do.
Sadly, this is not always the case. Studies have shown that the quality of care and residents’ quality of life in nursing homes can be abhorrently low, and residents routinely suffer for months – and in some cases years – without the care they deserve. Instances of intentional abuse are alarmingly common as well, with both able-bodied and incapacitated residents suffering physical, emotional and financial harm.
If you believe that you or someone you love may be a victim of nursing home negligence or abuse, it is important to seek help right away. At Ragain & Clark, PC, we are committed to protecting the health, safety and legal rights of nursing home residents in Montana and Wyoming. If you have any concerns, we encourage you to contact us immediately, and one of our attorneys will arrange to meet with you in confidence as soon as possible.
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Warning Signs of Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse
As a nursing home resident or a family member of someone living in a nursing home, it is important to be aware of the warning signs of negligence and abuse. Negligence and abuse can take many forms – from negligent nursing care to sexual assault and theft of credit cards or prescription medications – so there are many concerns of which to be aware. While this list is not exhaustive, some of the most-common warning signs and symptoms include:
- Negligent Care – Deteriorating health condition, symptoms of malnutrition or dehydration, bed sores (pressure ulcers), poor hygiene, and other unexplained injuries or changes in health.
- Physical Abuse – Bruises, broken bones and other injuries consistent with physical contact or falls; anxiety, depression and fear of caretakers; evidence of use of restraints; evidence of improper medication; and, evasiveness from caregivers when asked about patients’ injuries.
- Sexual Abuse – Injuries to residents’ genital areas, other physical injuries, sexually-transmitted diseases, and other warning signs and symptoms similar to those for physical abuse.
- Financial Abuse – Missing cash, checks or credit cards; unexplained purchases on residents’ credit card or checking account statements; unexplained withdrawals from checking and savings accounts; modifications to residents’ beneficiary designations; and modifications to residents’ estate planning documents.
All forms of nursing home negligence and abuse can have long-term consequences. In order to protect yourself or your loved one, it is important to get help as soon as possible. To speak with a nursing home negligence and abuse lawyer at Ragain & Clark, PC, request a free initial consultation now.
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Our lawyers are available to speak with you today, and we can take legal action immediately to protect you or your loved one. To speak with a lawyer at our offices in Billings, MT or Worland, WY, please call 406-651-8888 or contact us online now.
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