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Nursing Home Negligence

West Virginia Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Negligence

Due to advancements in medicine, people are now living longer than ever. This surge in the elder population has equated to a larger portion of aging adults residing in nursing homes, long-term care facilities and assisted living centers. Many of these facilities provide an outstanding level of care and compassion to their elderly residents. However, there are also those that function in a negligent manner, engaging in horrific nursing home abuse.
At Brewer & Giggenbach in Morgantown, WV we understand you may have selected, with the best intentions, a nursing home or other long-term care facility to care for your aging loved one. You placed your trust in the facility and its staff, only to have it violated. We can help you seek justice on behalf of your loved one.

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

Many nursing homes or assisted living facility residents are hesitant to disclose abuse. They may fear the abuse will worsen. They may feel reporting mistreatment will make them a burden on their family members. In some cases, they may be unable to communicate what is taking place due to physical or mental conditions. It often falls on family members to notice signs of nursing home abuse and put a stop to it.

Signs your elderly loved one could be a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect can include:

  • Dehydration or malnutrition
  • Unexplained bruises, cuts or fractures
  • Bedsores
  • Abrupt changes in your loved one’s behavior
  • Consistently kept in an over-medicated state
  • Staff does not allow visitors to be alone with a resident
  • Missing personal possessions

The pain and humiliation endured by your elderly loved one can be hard to imagine. However, do not blame yourself for what has taken place. Your trust was violated. In these difficult times, you and your loved one deserve justice.

Contact Brewer & Giggenbach

If you suspect that your loved one has fallen victim to nursing home abuse, do not hesitate to take action.

Contact us at (304) 291-5800 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. Nursing home negligence claims are handled on a contingency basis. We will not charge attorney fees unless we are successful.