One of the most heinous crimes is abuse and neglect of our elderly. When families place their elderly loved ones in carefully chosen nursing homes, they are expecting the best of care for those individuals. When a nursing home betrays that trust by failing to treat their residents with the respect and dignity they deserve, they should be held accountable for their actions.
By law, abuse of the elderly is defined not only as any type of physical abuse, but also as neglect or other adverse treatment that results in physical harm or mental suffering (which includes emotional distress). By consulting with a personal injury attorney serving Mason City and Iowa, you can take action to protect your loved one’s right to be treated fairly.
Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many forms, however is sometimes difficult to be aware of until it has become severe. Some signs of neglect can include:
In some cases, the abuse occurs through intentional assault by nursing home caregivers. In the worst of nursing home abuse and neglect cases, some individuals actually end up dying prematurely as a result of their poor treatment.
Contact our Mason City nursing home abuse attorney at McGuire Law, PLC so you can have someone fighting vigorously on your loved one’s behalf. We offer our services to residents throughout Iowa, including residents of Mason City, Des Moines, Davenport, Sioux City and Cedar Rapids.