Fight for Your Loved One’s Rights
When your loved one goes to live in a nursing home, you’re trusting that institution with someone you care deeply about. It’s a tough decision.
If the nursing home breaks that trust, it hurts you and your family. You feel helpless. You’re angry. You’re upset.
How dare they mistreat a member of your family?
At the law firm of Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer, we help our neighbors by putting Kentucky Courage™ and West Virginia Values in action against nursing home abuse.
Not only is nursing home abuse a crime that should be reported to law enforcement, you and your family could be eligible for damages for the pain you’ve suffered—so you can begin to move past this disturbing episode.
If you think your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse, we help you stand up for them when they can’t do it themselves.
How to Spot Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing homes are supposed to be safe and caring places, where people can feel comfortable and get the most out of life.
When things go wrong at nursing homes, the problems can take many forms. Keep these warning signs in mind if you think your loved one is a victim:
- Injuries from falls
- Unexplained bruises
- Evidence of neglect
- Financial irregularities
- Evidence of sexual abuse
- Death under uncertain circumstances
The nursing home abuse lawyersat Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer can help you and your family through this difficult time.
We can navigate nursing home abuse laws for you in both Kentucky and West Virginia and help get payment for your family’s suffering.
You Think Your Loved One Is Being Abused—What Should You Do?
Nursing homes can be prone to negligence and abuse when they’re understaffed, and their workers are underpaid.
Unfortunately, the cruelty of elder abuse is a common occurrence. According to one study, 1 in 10 Americans 60 and older have experienced it in some form.
If you’ve noticed any warning signs of nursing home abuse, you need to act fast. Here’s what to do next:
- Make a record of your loved one’s story. Speak with other people in the nursing home and get their stories, too. Gather any medical records, photos and other evidence of the abuse.
- Speak with local law enforcement, like the police and district attorney. Inform them of the abuse the moment you learn about it. They will direct you where to file a complaint.
- Hire an attorney. The lawyers at Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer will fight to get compensation for all the injuries and losses your loved one suffered.
People in nursing homes are vulnerable. They deserve to be treated with care and respect. When nursing homes and their employees violate the safety of residents, it’s an appalling act.
We’ve seen hundreds of nursing home abuse cases. Every time, it makes us want to fight even harder for families. Our experienced personal injury attorneys know how to put a stop to this shameful behavior.
Get started today on eliminating these wrongs. We can help you recover damages and make sure your loved one gets the care they deserve.