• Nursing home injury attorney Cleveland

    Posted on November 4th, 2011 admin No comments

    Nursing HomeWhat To Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse and Need to Call a Cleveland Nursing Home Injury Attorney

    Signs of nursing home abuse can be as plain as the writing on the wall, but you’d be surprised how often it goes unreported. Sadly, the elderly and disabled often cannot advocate for themselves. In many cases, the responsibility falls upon a loved one or family member. If you suspect abuse, protect the rights of your loved one with a free consultation from a Cleveland nursing home attorney. As an advocate for the elderly, you protect not only your loved one, but also their friends, neighbors and nursing home community. Abuse should never be ignored.

    First, do your research, starting with a non-judgmental conversation with your loved one. Ask them about any signs of abuse, but realize they may be reluctant to tell you the truth. Even if your loved one is mentally capable of recognizing abuse, he or she may be too afraid to speak up. Some may feel a displaced sense of loyalty to the nursing home, as is natural with a care-giver capacity. Others may fear repercussions.

    Talk with the housing administration. Listen to their explanations, or get them to investigate your concerns. They may be completely unaware of the situation. The abuse could simply be the result of a bad apple in the staff, or there may be a logical explanation. If you’re not satisfied with the answer, consult a Cleveland nursing home attorney, even before you file a complaint. Tests may need to be done. Charts will need thoroughly researched. Don’t give the nursing home time to cover up their tracks. Proactively seek legal advice if the situation warrants it.

    Linton & Hirshman LLC is a Cleveland nursing home injury attorney with a combined 90 years of experience. Let us advocate for your loved one. In most cases, our services are free, as we usually take only a portion of the settlement if you win. We’ll let you know if you have a case. Let us help you advocate for your loved one, as well as their community.

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