We would all like to be able to take care of our loved ones personally. Whether due to our own circumstances or because of a loved-one’s special needs, this isn’t always possible. In these cases, we trust nursing homes to take care of our Moms, Dads and other loved ones and provide them a safe and caring environment.
All too often, nursing homes fail in their sacred duty to care for our family members. When that happens, it is critical the facility be held legally accountable. Taking action against a nursing home engaged in abuse or neglect is not just about obtaining justice -- it’s also necessary to prevent future abuse to other people’s loved ones.
Nursing home abuse and neglect takes many forms, ranging from intentional physical, sexual, and emotional abuse to careless neglect where the nursing home fails to provide residents with the basic medical support or care required.
Often, abuse and neglect results from nursing homes putting profits before the people they are trusted to care for. Commonly, unqualified and poorly trained staff are asked to work excessive hours. Many nursing homes frequently fail to have enough staff at a facility at any given time, resulting in untrained staff being over-worked and poorly supervised. Unfortunately, it is our loved ones that suffer as a result of the nursing home’s broken promises -- while the nursing homes increase their profit.
Some common signs of physical and sexual abuse in nursing homes include:
These and many other signs may indicate abuse or neglect.
If you have any reason to suspect nursing home abuse or neglect, get help immediately from a professional. We have decades of experience evaluating these cases and helping you understand your legal rights. Protecting loved ones from abuse – and holding nursing homes responsible for neglect – is one of the most important things we do.
Contact us 24-hours a day for a free evaluation and recommendations about your circumstances.
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Don is a founding partner and one of the nation’s top-ranked personal injury litigators. He is a member of the Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum, which includes less than 1% of the nation’s trial lawyers, and awarded the highest ranking given by Martindale Hubbel and AVVO.
More importantly, Don understands representing personal injury victims is about more than recovering the best settlement: it’s about helping clients get back on their feet and supporting them in every aspect of their recovery.
In nearly all cases, our clients seek compensation from the wrongdoer’s insurance company. Before forming Wruck Paupore, Jason worked for a prominent law firm representing some of the world’s largest insurers. This experience gives Jason a deep understanding of the insurance industry and the strategies it uses to pay injury victims as little as possible.
Jason -- and our entire team -- put this inside knowledge to work to force insurance companies to pay what is actually owed. Often, we use the insurance company’s own tactics against them as we fight for the full compensation our client deserves.
For more than four decades, Keith has been fighting for injury victims. During that time, he’s watched the insurance industry change, with insurers now more interested in protecting their stock price than treating injury victims fairly.
Since the beginning, Keith has put people first. From his childhood in Gary, Indiana during the 1960’s and working his way through law school, Keith has risen to become one of the Midwest’s most respected trial lawyers. He has never forgotten that being a lawyer is about helping people -- and seeing injury victims through struggles in a way that could change their lives forever.
Over the decades, Keith, Don and Jason have fought relentlessly for clients, even when other lawyers have said the case was impossible to win.
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