We entrust nursing homes with the care of the most venerable and vulnerable members of our society — our elderly, our spouses, our parents and our grandparents. Nursing homes have an obligation to live up to the reasonable standard of care that we expect. When they don’t, our trust is violated and our elderly suffer degrading, injurious nursing home neglect and abuse.
Attorney John T. Hemminger in Des Moines, Iowa, has handled personal injury and wrongful death claims for more than 30 years. He has extensive experience in trial and in negotiations, and he can help you achieve justice if your loved one has experienced Des Moines nursing home neglect or elder abuse. To schedule a free consultation, call 515-283-2116 or contact our office online today.
Forms of Elder Abuse
As a group, the elderly are the most vulnerable members of society. Unfortunately, this means they are sometimes taken advantage of by the individuals who are supposed to be their caretakers. At Hemminger Law Firm, we handle various forms of elder abuse, including:
- Verbal/mental/psychological abuse
- Physical abuse, including assault and battery
- Sexual abuse
- Improper use of medication and sedatives
- Financial exploitation and abuse, including theft of valuables
Signs of Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing home neglect and negligence can often be more damaging than elder abuse. When elderly individuals don’t receive proper care, their injuries can eventually lead to wrongful death. Is your loved one experiencing nursing home neglect or incompetent, negligent care? Here are some signs:
- Fractures resulting from falls during transport
- An unkempt or untidy appearance
- Stained or soiled bed sheets or clothing
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Sudden onset of dementia or depression
- Sudden changes in behavior
If your loved one was harmed by nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse, you should seek justice for his or her sake and also for the sake of others who may receive the same treatment if the nursing home isn’t put on notice and forced to improve.
Is Your Loved One a Victim of Nursing Home Negligence Evidence by Bedsores and Other Injuries? Contact a Polk County Lawyer Today.
At Hemminger Law Firm, we provide personalized, focused, dedicated legal service. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us today at 515-283-2116 or contact our offices online.