Nursing Homes Often Deny Abuse or Neglect Occurred
Noticing signs of abuse or neglect in a loved one who lives in a nursing home is devastating. That’s why many families are eager to file damages claims or lawsuits against the nursing homes that allowed their loved ones to suffer harm. But those families often face a major hurdle when it comes to getting compensation, and that is the nursing homes denying the abuse or neglect ever happened.
Just as hospitals and healthcare clinics are well protected against medical malpractice claims, so too are nursing homes against nursing home abuse claims. The administrators know how to handle such claims, and it often starts with them simply denying that any negligent or dangerous behavior happened.
For many families, this can be extremely frustrating, especially when they have seemingly clear evidence of their loved one’s abuse or neglect in the form of bruises, weight loss, dehydration, and more. But because nursing homes know how to protect themselves, it can be difficult for the average families to get compensation for their loved ones.
That’s where we come in. At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke nursing home abuse lawyers have decades of experience building compensation claims for families and residents who were affected by abuse, neglect, and mistreatment. We build claims that are packed with evidence that nursing homes can’t ignore, and if they do, we don’t hesitate to take them to trial.
If your loved one was harmed in their nursing home, we want to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.