When the time comes to place our loved one in a nursing home, it is with sincere trust the caretakers will treat him or her with dignity, kindness, and respect. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case, as nursing home abuse is on the rise in this country like never before. An ideal nursing home is healthy, safe, and provides a caring environment for your elderly loved one. Unfortunately, however, this is a far cry from the experience many patients have. Sometimes, poorly-staffed or low-standard nursing homes are a dangerous environment for those who are too afraid, sick, or old to speak up in their own defense.
Most elderly people don't speak up about the heinous and cruel acts they have been subjected to because they fear retaliation from their abusive caretakers. This is a frightening reality for families who cannot be sure their loved one is truly safe and cared for. This is why it is your responsibility to look out for telltale signs of abuse or neglect and contact a compassionate personal injury lawyer immediately.
Nursing abuse can take many forms, including the following:
- Physical abuse, including leg and wrist restraints, inconsistent medication dosages
- Emotional abuse, including yelling, screaming, name-calling, and humiliating
- Financial exploitation such as scamming or extorting the patient
- Sexual abuse, including rape, assault, or any inappropriate touching
- Psychological abuse such as intimidation tactics, manipulation, refusing food and drink, etc.
Aggressive Personal Injury Lawyers Proudly Serving Arlington Heights, IL
At Ahmad Law Firm, we refuse to sit back idly and watch innocents suffer at the hands of another. If you or a loved one have suffered nursing home abuse, we want to advocate on your behalf. Our personal injury attorneys will be your voice when you have none, fighting for your rights to financial compensation for medical bills as well as damages for your emotional turmoil. Holding guilty parties responsible for their negligence and misconduct starts here.
Do you need legal guidance? To speak to a representative of our firm today, call us at (847) 791-2294.