Alzheimer’s Or Dementia Puts Your Loved One At Risk
When your loved one is in a nursing home or assisted living residence, you are trusting that facility and its staff with the life and well-being of your loved one. However, staff members in these types of adult care facilities do not always treat residents the way they should. It can be a heartbreaking experience to discover your loved one, who cannot care or speak for themself, is experiencing abuse. Do not be afraid to speak up and report it right away.
Do you suspect your loved one is experiencing abuse in a licensed facility? Speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who can provide the legal assistance you need to hold the facility and its staff accountable for their actions. Attorney L. Michael Flanagan was born and raised in South Side. He draws from in-depth personal injury law knowledge to serve the well-being of his community. Put his experience to work for you and your loved ones. Flanagan Injury Law Group, LLC, in Chicago offers free consultations.
Watch For Signs Of Abuse In An Adult Care Facility
Intentional and unintentional abuse occurring in adult care facilities often goes undetected, especially when a resident’s family does not live nearby. Your loved one may be experiencing abuse if you notice:
- Sudden or unexplained physical injuries, such as broken bones, bruises or medical withdrawal
- Emotional distress, such as unusual behavior or noticeable fear
- Signs of neglect, such as bedsores, poor hygiene, foul-smelling environment or significant weight loss
If any of these signs are present, speak to Mr. Flanagan about your loved one’s situation as soon as possible.
Negligence may also be proven against a facility and its staff for a myriad of practices, including:
- Lack of training
- Inappropriate employee background screening
- Improper supervision
- Insufficient staff coverage
- Dishonest communication
- Flawed record keeping
- Irregular hygiene practices
- Deficient facility maintenance
Abuse in licensed care facilities such as nursing homes can happen instantly or over an extended period.
Protect Your Loved Ones. Contact A Compassionate And Knowledgeable Attorney.
Do not hesitate to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your loved one’s condition. Contact attorney L. Michael Flanagan now by calling or sending him an email to arrange for your free consultation.