Tulsa Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer
Helping Tulsa Nursing Home Residents Hurt by Negligent Care
We rely on nursing homes to take care of our most vulnerable loved ones. We choose homes that we believe are staffed with caring, qualified, experienced professionals who will take the responsibility of caring for our elderly or disabled family members seriously. We hold nursing facilities to a high standard because that is what is required to ensure the safety and security of nursing home residents. When that standard of care is violated, our loved ones are at risk for severe injury or worse.
If your loved one has been the victim of neglect or negligence by a home health aide or while residing in a nursing home, assisted living facility, rehabilitation facility, or other long-term care facility, reach out to the Tulsa nursing home negligence lawyers at Levinson Law, P.C. We will work to ensure that your elderly loved one is given the care and attention they deserve, and that you and your family are appropriately compensated for any harm caused by nursing home neglect.
Forms of Neglect
Nursing homes have a duty to provide all necessary and appropriate care for their patients. This duty is imposed by contracts between the residents and the facility, as well as by Oklahoma state and federal laws. Failing in that duty constitutes negligence, and it can put residents in danger.
Nursing home negligence may include any of the following:
- Medical errors
- Nursing and medication errors
- Failing to protect residents from falls or other injuries
- Negligent security
- Failing to inspect the premises for hazards
- Failing to check up on residents regularly
- Leaving residents with unsanitary conditions
- Failing to provide clean sheets, towels, and laundry
- Failing to provide residents with appropriate hygiene
- Failing to provide adequate nutrition or hydration
When nursing homes are negligent, residents suffer. Nursing home residents cannot afford to miss meals, get the wrong medication, wear dirty clothes, or miss out on necessary medical treatments. Call the nursing home neglect attorneys at Levinson Law, P.C., to help investigate and pursue your claim of nursing home negligence on behalf of your elderly or disabled family member.
Signs of Neglect
Many different signs can indicate your loved one is not being given the appropriate level of care in their nursing home. If you identify one or more of the following indicators of negligence, speak with a Tulsa nursing home neglect attorney to evaluate whether the nursing home is acting negligently and review your best options to protect your family.
Signs of nursing home neglect may include:
- Sudden weight loss or weight gain
- Ashy or dry skin
- Unexplained injuries
- Cracked lips
- Frequent illness, especially if they are not reported to family members
- Injuries requiring emergency treatment
- Sudden changes in behavior
- Decline in cognitive functioning
- Bloated abdomen
- Unsanitary conditions
- Poor hygiene
Trusted Advice and Representation from an Experienced Tulsa Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer
We understand that confronting nursing home neglect is very difficult for families. Not only is neglect often hard to detect, but it can also be particularly troubling to deal with. Our firm will do everything we can to support you through this challenging and painful time. We will set up a meeting at our offices, in your home, or even in a hospital room–whatever is easiest for you. Reach out to Levinson Law, P.C., by phone or through our website today to set up a free initial meeting. Let us work with you to get your elderly or disabled loved one the care and respect that they deserve.