Lafayette Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
When you place your trust in an Indiana nursing home to care for your loved one, you could be devastated to find that the facility has engaged in abuse and other mistreatment. Unfortunately, this scenario is a common one in the US and the implications are far more extensive than you think. The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reports that nursing home abuse carries the obvious physical harm, but there are also psychological and emotional scars. One of the biggest challenges in taking legal action is the vulnerability of the resident.
At the office of Indianapolis Injury Lawyers, we are prepared to tackle all legal obstacles when it comes to protecting those most at risk of nursing home abuse. We can assist in getting your loved one to safety, but we are also dedicated to seeking justice. Please contact our office to schedule a no-cost case evaluation with a Lafayette nursing home abuse lawyer today. You might also benefit from reviewing some important information about these cases.
Legal Liability for Nursing Home Abuse
All assisted living facilities have legal responsibilities to provide proper care for residents; many of these duties are defined by Indiana statute, but some obligations are included in the contract with the nursing home. You may qualify to pursue monetary damages on behalf of a loved one who sustained harm because of:
- Physical abuse, such as slapping, shoving, illegal use of restraints, or sexual misconduct;
- Emotional mistreatment, including insults, intimidation, threats of violence, and isolating the resident; and,
- Financial exploitation, which may occur through changes to accounts, modifying estate planning documents, or outright theft of the resident’s personal items.
In addition, nursing home neglect can lead to serious injuries even though it does not rise to the level of intentional abuse. Negligence in maintaining the facility, hiring staff, and other carelessness can still put a resident at risk.
Holding Nursing Homes Accountable
If you suspect that your loved one is the subject of mistreatment in an Indiana assisted living center, you can take legal action to pursue the responsible facility, members of administration, individual employees, and other potential parties. Our Indianapolis Injury Lawyers attorneys will assist by filing a claim with the nursing home’s insurance company, and then attempting to work out a settlement to cover the resident’s losses. If the insurer will not settle for a reasonable amount, we will file a lawsuit in civil court.
Through these efforts, our objective is to obtain the highest compensation allowed by law for your loved one, including amounts for:
- Medical costs to treat physical injuries and psychological consequences;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress; and,
- Many more.
Talk to Our Lafayette Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers About Your Rights
Time is of the essence to retain experienced legal counsel to assist with a nursing home abuse situation, so please contact the office of Indianapolis Injury Lawyers right away. You can call 317.455.4043 or go online to set up a free consultation at our offices in Lafayette, IN. We can discuss options for your loved one after reviewing your unique circumstances.