Physical Abuse in West Virginia Nursing Homes
Placing an elderly loved one in a nursing home can be a heart-wrenching decision. When the facility you choose fails to keep your aging relative safe from physical abuse, they need to be held accountable for their actions.
You may have legal recourse if your loved one was the victim of physical mistreatment. Contacting a Charleston nursing home abuse lawyer at The Bell Law Firm can provide you and your family with the tools you need to seek justice for your elderly relative.
Our attorneys know you may be in shock after hearing that the people you entrusted with your aging loved one’s care were the same who abused them. Our team is prepared to help you fight for their rights every step of the way. We always offer free legal consultations to any potential client, and we never accept any fees unless we win your case.
Start your free case evaluation in the form to the right or call 304-345-1700 now.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Does your relative exhibit any of the following behaviors or physical signs of physical abuse?
- Broken bones
- Personal items are missing
- Unexplained bruises
- Urinary tract infections
- Wandering without supervision
Pay close attention to your loved one’s demeanor and willingness to discuss how they are treated at the facility. Notably hesitancy to talk about their living situation could indicate that an issue is present.
How Will an Attorney Help my Family?
If you suspect physical abuse at a West Virginia nursing home, filing a claim with a nursing home abuse lawyer means you can take action against the nursing home facility or individual who caused your relative harm.
Steps in a Nursing Home Abuse Case Include:
- Collecting medical records and other information about your loved one
- Filing your case in court*
- Pre-trial discovery: depositions, consultations with medical experts, interviews, and evidence collection to make your case the strongest it can be
- Resolving your case in a settlement agreement or at trial
The abuse your elderly loved one suffered can never be reversed, but the compensation that a successful verdict or settlement can provide can help with any rehabilitation expenses, psychotherapy, or other treatments necessary for recovery.
*Nursing home cases are subject to statutes of limitation - don't wait to find out if you have a claim
Take Action against Physical Abuse in Nursing Homes Today
The wellbeing and dignity of our senior citizens deserves to be upheld. When you contact The Bell Law Firm, a West Virginia nursing home abuse lawyer will be assigned to your case and start the investigation process. We work with you to get all the details of your claim, and help you determine what the next best step will be for you and your family.
If negligent nursing home staff or operators caused your loved one harm, they should be responsible for the consequences—this is what The Bell Law Firm truly believes.
For a free legal consultation, call 304-345-1700 and learn more about your legal options.