Okmulgee Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Nursing home abuse is tragic and unacceptable, yet the data reveals that mistreatment at assisted living facilities occurs more frequently than you’d expect. The National Council on Aging reports that an estimated five million people aged 60 years or older suffer abuse every year, though the numbers may be high due to issues with reporting. Though you may realize you have legal remedies, either as a resident or family member, you may not know where to begin in seeking justice.
At Levinson Law, P.C., our attorneys are knowledgeable in the Oklahoma nursing home abuse laws and experienced in pursuing the responsible parties. We’ll be by your side in settlement negotiations, but we’re ready to go to court to recover compensation for your losses. Please contact our firm to set up a complimentary consultation with an Okmulgee nursing home abuse lawyer today. You might also benefit from reviewing some basics regarding these cases.
Common Injuries from Nursing Home Abuse
Mistreatment at assisted living centers takes many forms, including physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. Financial exploitation is also a type of misconduct, though not physical in nature. In addition, nursing home neglect can lead to injuries, but the situation involves careless acts instead of intentional abuse. Within these different categories of misconduct, the following are common signs of nursing home abuse:
- Bruises, abrasions, or lacerations;
- Malnutrition and dehydration;
- Sexually transmitted diseases or signs of distress around the genitals;
- Unexplained falls or accidents;
- Infections and sepsis;
- Emotional withdrawal from loved ones;
- The failure to pay bills or overdrawn accounts;
- Changes in a will, power of attorney, or other estate planning documents;
- Sudden angry outbursts and mood swings; and,
- Many more.
Compensation for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse
It’s possible to hold an assisted living center accountable for abuse through a type of personal injury claim. Even when an employee is the direct abuser, you can pursue the nursing home for abuse if it was negligent in hiring, didn’t implement adequate security, or otherwise failed in the duty to provide care for the resident. Our team at Levinson Law, P.C. will take initial steps to investigate and build a case for nursing home abuse. These claims often settle out of court, but we’ll file a lawsuit if the facility isn’t willing to pay fair, reasonable compensation for your losses. Through our efforts, we endeavor to recover monetary damages for:
- Medical expenses to treat nursing home abuse injuries;
- The amounts paid to the assisted living center under your contract;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional anguish; and,
- Punitive damages, in some cases where the misconduct was extremely offensive.
Set Up a Free Consultation with an Okmulgee Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
For more information on your legal remedies when faced with a situation of nursing home misconduct, please contact Levinson Law, P.C. to schedule a no-cost case evaluation. Once we have a chance to review your situation, our lawyers can advise you on how to protect your loved one and seek all damages available under Oklahoma law.