Miami Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
It’s horrifying to think that the assisted living center you trust to care for a loved one could be capable of misconduct, but statistics on nursing home abuse show these incidents are quite common. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60 years or older has been a victim of some form of mistreatment.
Fortunately, residents have legal remedies for nursing home abuse under Oklahoma law, though it may be necessary for others to seek them. Our team at Levinson Law, P.C. can assist in holding facilities accountable when they cause harm to vulnerable individuals, and we’re prepared to recover compensation for related losses. Please contact our office to schedule a no-cost consultation with a Miami nursing home abuse lawyer who can provide details, but some general information may be helpful.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Many times, it’s up to a resident’s loved ones to identify the signs of mistreatment and take action. As such, you may find it helpful to know the different forms:
- Physical abuse, including slapping, rough handling, punching, withholding medications, and improper use of restraints, and other misconduct;
- Emotional cruelty, such as verbal threats, intimidation, and keeping the resident from seeing family and friends;
- Sexual abuse, which has elements of physical and emotional abuse; and,
- Financial exploitation, often through changing names on accounts or ownership of property.
In addition, nursing home neglect is also a serious problem that causes just as much significant harm as abuse. Neglect occurs when a facility doesn’t comply with its duty to provide sufficient care, either by contract or by law.
Legal Options for Oklahoma Families
Though the characteristics of a nursing home abuse claim are unique, they are similar to other personal injury cases. Our attorneys at Levinson Law, P.C. will gather evidence and develop a strategy to prove the essential elements of your case. The facility can be responsible for the acts of an employee, usually because of negligence in hiring employees or through understaffing. Our initial approach will be attempting to settle your claim, often through negotiations with the nursing home’s insurance company. However, we’re ready to go to court to seek proper compensation for your losses. You may qualify to recover for:
- Medical costs incurred to treat injuries from nursing home abuse;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress; and,
- Many other types of losses, depending on the circumstances.
In some cases, you may also qualify for punitive damages to punish the facility for extreme misconduct.
Get Legal Help from a Miami, OK Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
If you have concerns that a loved one is being mistreated in an assisted living center, please contact Levinson Law, P.C. right away to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced nursing home abuse attorneys. Our first priority will be advising you on how to protect the safety of the victim, but we’re ready to take legal action to get the full range of monetary damages allowed by Oklahoma law. We can discuss your options after reviewing the details of your case.