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Fighting for You When Nursing Homes Violate Your Trust

No matter how much you love your elderly family members, sometimes you are simply not capable of caring for them. When this is the case, there’s nothing wrong with trusting their care and safety to a nursing home. Unfortunately, many of these institutions promise to treat your loved one like their own and neglect and abuse them as soon as you are out of the room. When this occurs, you cannot stand for injustice. Instead, you will need to file a nursing home abuse lawsuit.

If you are looking for compassionate and effective representation during this difficult time, look no further than The Tobey Law Firm.

Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, or financial. It can also occur if an elderly person’s caretaker neglects their health.

Signs to look out for include:

  • Withdrawn, depressed behavior or sudden behavioral changes
  • Lethargy or confusion
  • Unexplained injuries or weight loss
  • Fear or mistrust in the presence of a caretaker
  • An unusual odor and/or stained or soiled clothing
  • Dirty skin or unkempt hair
  • Sudden financial changes or mysterious withdrawals
  • Frazzled or inadequate staff
  • Unsanitary eating areas
  • Unmarked exits or other signs of an unsafe environment

Sometimes, your loved ones cannot communicate exactly what is happening to them. This is especially true if the facility does not allow you to have alone time with them during visits. Refusing alone time is a HUGE red flag.

If you feel like something is off, you can discuss your case with us during a free, confidential case evaluation.

Cases We Handle

Checking in on your loved one regularly and raising the alarm when something seems wrong is the best way to prevent nursing home abuse. Sadly, many family members do not realize that their loved one is being abused or neglected before an injury arises.

The most common claims we see at The Tobey Law Firm are below:

  • Falls – Many nursing home residents need assistance moving around. If they are not properly supervised or staff botches their transfers to and from bed, they can fall and seriously hurt themselves. Older adults who fall once are more likely to fall again and falls in the elderly can lead to morbidity and death.
  • Pressure sores – If a patient is bedridden or chair bound, they need to be moved or rotated to avoid pressure sores. Also known as bedsores, these wounds can develop and intensify quickly if the patient is neglected. Malnutrition, dehydration, and poor sanitary conditions can cause bed sores or make them worse.
  • Malnutrition – Elderly people often have special diets and many nursing home residents have a hard time eating by themselves. When nursing homes fail to properly nourish their patients, older adults can become extremely ill.
  • Dehydration – Nursing home residents also depend on staff to regulate and enable their fluid intake. If a patient becomes dehydrated, their health can decline rapidly.
  • Wandering – Many people admit their loved ones to nursing homes due to Alzheimer’s or dementia. These patients tend to wander and can easily put themselves in danger. When nursing home staff fail to protect our loved ones from themselves, you may need to file a lawsuit.

While these are the most common claims we see, they are not the only ones that can arise. We have also handled issues involving sexual abuse or assault, financial exploitation, and medication errors.

Nursing home neglect and abuse run rampant in Louisiana.

If you suspect your loved one is being harmed, please call us at (985) 206-5545 today.

Your Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

As the founder of The Tobey Law Firm, LLC, Attorney Mark Tobey is more than prepared to handle your case. With compassion and experience, our legal team will guide you through your claim from start to finish. We are available 24/7 and dedicated to you and your loved ones during this difficult time.

Schedule your free consultationto start holding negligent nursing homes accountable.

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