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Nursing home neglect affects elderly people nationwide every single day — there are many older people left in the care of nursing homes who do not receive the proper attention they need.
Negligence in a nursing home can be defined as an act in which caregivers fail to provide their patients with necessary resources and assistance. People in nursing homes rely on their caregivers for everyday needs, and this lack of help can yield detrimental, and even fatal, results.
As the loved on of a person in a nursing home, you yourself rely on the staff as well: To attend to your family member in ways you are not able to. Discovering an instance of neglect is heartbreaking. If you suspect that a loved one is not being properly cared for in a nursing home, we can help.
Contact Obenshain Law Group to speak with our nursing home negligence attorneys in Harrisonburg and Woodstock. Schedule a free consultation through our message form or call (540) 318-7360 to speak with our team 24/7.
Types of Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing home negligence takes many forms. If your loved one’s nurses are not meeting the standard of care they should be providing, the neglect can manifest as physical signs, health issues, or emotional distress.
Some of the most common types of neglect that occur in nursing homes include:
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Lack of proper medical care
- Emotional neglect
- Inadequate hygiene
What to Do if You Identify Signs of Negligence
If you believe an elderly person you know is a victim of nursing home negligence, contact Obenshain Law Group. Our Virginia nursing home negligence lawyers are available to answer your questions and begin building a case to hold negligent caregivers accountable. We are prepared to seek the compensation your family deserves.
Contact us online or call (540) 318-7360 for 24-hour service.