Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.
Sometimes people become victims of nursing home abuse. No one should suffer from treatment like this. That’s why the law has outlined patients’ rights. In fact, all nursing home residents and long-term care patients should receive a copy of these rights when they first arrive at the facility.
Patients have the right to:
- respect and to being cared for in a way that enhances the quality of life
- be informed about services and fees in writing
- manage one’s own money or to decide who will manage one’s finances
- be told about one’s health, medical care options, and medication, as well as the right to refuse any care or treatment
- privacy and to keep personal property and belongings
We’re committed to making sure long-term care facilities give patients the utmost quality of care.
When these rights have been ignored or abused, contact a Roanoke nursing home abuse lawyer at Skolrood Law Firm today. We are committed to protecting your family members and holding those responsible for harming them accountable for their actions. We will investigate your claim and help you right the wrongs committed against your family.
Forms of Abuse
Denying a patient any of the above rights is a form of abuse. Other signs that a loved one may be suffering from nursing home abuse and/or neglect may include:
- bed sores,
- broken bones,
- poor nutrition,
- unexplained injuries,
- weight changes,
- and even sexual assault.
If you suspect a loved one is being abused or neglected, it’s important to get help. Talk to your loved one about what is happening. Sometimes he or she may not speak out about what is being done out of fear or shame. Regardless, if you suspect neglect or abuse, talk to a lawyer. It's as easy as clicking here for a free initial consultation.
Let Us Help
Skolrood Law Firm helps families whose loved ones have suffered nursing home abuse and neglect. We are committed to making sure long-term care facilities give patients the utmost quality of care. When that quality of care is ignored, we aggressively pursue justice for those being abused.
Call our office or fill out our online form for a free initial consultation about your potential nursing home abuse or neglect claim. Someone from our offices will talk with you about what’s going on. If we take your case, rest assured that we will take swift legal action to compensate your family and loved one for their injuries and suffering.
Get Help From Skolrood
Has your loved one suffered from nursing home abuse? If so, contact a Roanoke nursing home abuse lawyer at Skolrood Law Firm. We have offices in Roanoke and Lynchburg and have successfully handled cases throughout Virginia. Don't wait to get the legal help your loved one needs—our 24/7 team is ready to help you now.
Whether your loved one suffered a wrongful death, or you need a Roanoke medical malpractice attorney, we are here for you. Complete a free online consultation form, or call (800) 477-5480, and talk to a member of our team.
*Some cases may be referred when warranted and in the best interest of a client.