Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in McAlester
Holding Individuals Accountable for Their Negligence for 60+ Years
When you place your loved one in the care of others at a nursing home or assisted living facility, you expect that person to be safe and secure. However, sometimes the people you trust to care for your elderly family members break that trust. If you suspect that physical, mental, or financial abuse is occurring at your loved one’s nursing home, you need to take action. Federal and state laws prohibit these behaviors and dictate processes for reporting and investigating abuse.
The McAlester nursing home abuse attorneys at Stipe Law Firm are committed to assisting families who suspect that their elderly loved ones may be victims of neglect or abuse. We conduct a thorough investigation of the nursing home and staff to uncover all the facts in the case. We understand what’s at stake, and do all we can to give you peace of mind and provide for your loved one’s safety.
About Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
It is imperative for families of residents to pay attention to the signs of potential abuse. The abusers could be employees, visitors, or other residents. In many cases, nursing home workers are unable to put a stop to the abuse because they are overworked, underpaid, and poorly trained. Staff members often keep abuse quiet. Victims frequently do not report abuse because they fear retaliation or social isolation. The abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, or financial.
Some potential signs of nursing home abuse include:
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Loss of money or possessions
- Unrecognized names on paperwork
- Unexplained crying
- Fear of visitors or of being alone
- Bruises, cuts, burns, or fractures
Nursing home neglect is the most prevalent form of nursing home abuse today. Unlike other forms of nursing home abuse, neglect results from the staff’s lack of action. Common signs of nursing home neglect include depression, lack of medicine, malnutrition, dehydration, unsanitary living conditions, bedsores, unusual behavior, and more. Our firm’s McAlester nursing home abuse lawyers can help you get to the bottom of these symptoms and determine if you have a case.
When you contact our firm, we will sit down with you, discuss all aspects of your situation, and help you determine your best options for moving forward. Careful documentation of everything related to your case is the best way to prepare for filing a complaint.
Documents could include:
- The basis of your accusation
- When you began to suspect abuse
- Who you spoke to at the home and when
- The response given by the person you spoke to
- Any action taken by management
We offer no-obligation case evaluations.
Our clients have unlimited accessibility to us.
Our firm has secured millions in verdicts and settlements.
We serve injury victims across Southeast Oklahoma.
Our attorneys have 60+ years of legal experience.