Milwaukee Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Has your loved one suffered due to elder abuse or neglect in a nursing home? If signs of elder abuse exist, it is important to protect him or her from harm as quickly as possible. You may also pursue a personal injury claim against the nursing home or another party that was responsible for the injury.
At Aiken & Scoptur, S.C., our Milwaukee nursing home abuse lawyers are dedicated advocates for injured and abused elders. We work to protect elders and hold negligent nursing homes and other parties accountable for their actions. We have a proven record of success obtaining favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Signs of Elder Abuse
Elder abuse can take many forms, including physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse. Some of the most common signs of elder abuse include:
- Bruises, lacerations and welts
- Untreated bedsores
- Broken bones and sprains
- Broken eyeglasses
- Missing hair
- Sudden weight loss
- Signs of emotional distress such as apathy and withdrawal; and fearful behavior around certain individuals
- Unusual financial activity such as large withdrawals
Our lawyers are well versed in the signs of elder abuse and investigate these cases thoroughly to identify the party or parties responsible for the injuries sustained by the victims. We understand how difficult it is to know your loved one has suffered in this way. We will apply our experience and resources to pursue justice and compensation for those harmed.
Types of Elder Abuse in Milwaukee Nursing Homes
We trust and expect nursing homes and assisted living facilities to provide our parents, grandparents and spouses with the level of care and attention they deserve. Yet every year, thousands of Americans are injured and killed because of negligent nursing home care. Our Milwaukee nursing home abuse lawyers help residents and their families hold negligent facilities accountable throughout the Wisconsin area.
Elder abuse can take many forms. Our elder abuse attorneys can help you file a claim if your loved one has suffered:
- Injuries and falls — Nursing homes have a responsibility to assess their residents’ abilities and provide assistance to those who are at a high risk of falls and other injuries.
- Pressure sores — Failure to turn and otherwise attend to bedridden patients, resulting in potentially fatal bed sores, is one of the major types of nursing home neglect.
- Elopement and wandering — Nursing homes must monitor patients carefully, especially those who are at risk of getting confused and wandering off into potentially dangerous situations.
- Malnutrition and dehydration— Residents have a right to rely on nursing homes to provide them with adequate nutrition and carefully monitor their intake and output toward that end.
- Medication errors — When nursing home residents are given the wrong medication, too much medication or not enough medication, the consequences can be severe.
- Physical and chemical restraints — The improper and abusive use of physical and chemical restraints is unfortunately a serious problem in some nursing homes.
- Resident exploitation — Nursing homes need to take security measures to make sure that their residents’ funds, property and assets are protected from exploitation.
- Staff abuse and confinement — Nursing homes can be held responsible for the negligent hiring, training and supervision of staff members who commit acts of abuse.
- Sexual assault — If your loved one has been sexually assaulted by a fellow nursing home resident or a staff member, it may be possible to hold the facility accountable.
Schedule a Free Consultation
If you believe your loved one has suffered due to elder abuse, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. We will provide a free consultation, and you will owe no attorney fees unless we handle your elder abuse claim and recover compensation that benefits you or your family member.
19275 W. Capitol Dr., Suite 201
Brookfield, WI 53045