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When you have a loved one in a nursing home or other health care facility, nothing is more important than his or her health and well-being. If you start to see signs – such as bedsores, bruises, cuts and weight loss – that your loved one is being abused or neglected, what can you do?
The most important thing you can do is to act right away. It is important to take action quickly, as most nursing home residents cannot care for themselves when they are injured. Often, residents are elderly individuals or vulnerable adults who are not able to seek independent medical attention for their injuries.
Many nursing home residents may have compromised immune systems and they could be at a very high risk of developing life-threatening infections or illnesses. Additionally, injury victims at nursing homes or similar facilities may be unaware of their injuries or even afraid and often unable to report them.
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, our attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of personal injury victims across Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. We have the experience and resources to effectively:
We handle cases involving not only nursing homes but also assisted living facilities, group homes, home health care agencies and independent living facilities. We can address immediate safety concerns, as well as seek compensation for added long-term costs and all other damages that are the result of the neglect or abuse that your loved one has suffered.
We represent people who have suffered a wide range of serious nursing home injuries, including:
These physical injuries are often complicated by components of emotional abuse (such as repeatedly shouting at a resident or calling him or her derogatory names) or financial abuse (such as a nursing home obtaining control of a resident’s finances and improperly spending the money on needless services). Our firm has a proven record of successfully protecting the rights of those who have suffered serious injuries.
A situation that is unfortunately common involves a resident wandering from a nursing home – often due to confusion that is the result of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other degenerative conditions – and being injured. This type of wandering away is often called elopement. If your loved one has been injured in this kind of situation, you may be able to take action against the nursing home that was negligent in supervising him or her and allowed the wandering to occur.
Whether your mother, father, grandparent or another loved one suffered an injury from a fall, an attack, bedsores, infection, illness or medication error, do not wait to get them the help they need. We handle all nursing home abuse claims on a contingency basis, so you do not pay any legal fees until we secure fair compensation for you. With offices in Hudson and Eau Claire, and throughout Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota, we are here for your family and we are ready to seek justice against those who caused your loved one’s injuries. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.