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Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

A Passionate Advocate For Victims Of Neglect

When you entrust a nursing facility with care for your loved one, the last thing you expect is that he or she will become a victim of neglect or abuse. But sadly, nursing home abuse occurs all too often. Even centers that appear safe, clean and friendly are found guilty of neglecting or abusing their patients. If your loved one has sustained injuries and you suspect abuse or neglect, or if you know your loved one has been so injured, you should contact an experienced nursing home abuse attorney who can help you get justice. Sometimes, communicating with caregivers at the first indication of mistreatment can prevent future occurrences. But in other instances, the neglect continues and the only way to stop it is to involve a nursing home abuse lawyer from the Stover Law Group.

Signs Of Neglect And Abuse

Nursing facilities are responsible for providing constant care to their patients. If your loved one is not receiving the attention he or she requires and is suffering as a result, there could be grounds for a personal injury claim. If you believe there is intentional neglect or abuse occurring, the offenders could even face criminal charges.

Signs that your loved one could be suffering abuse or neglect and that you should consult a nursing home abuse attorney in Nashville include the following:

  • Sudden malnutrition
  • Severe dehydration
  • Bed sores
  • Repeated slip-and-fall accidents
  • Lack of or insufficient security
  • Failure to address health concerns
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Medication errors
  • Other evidence of physical or sexual abuse

Why Does Nursing Home Neglect Occur?

There is no excuse for nursing homes to fail in their obligations to meet a basic standard of care. But many facilities are understaffed and overcrowded, and their staff members are overextended and simply unable to watch over all their patients while performing the other duties required of them. In addition, frail, elderly people are particularly vulnerable to neglect and abuse precisely because they are frail and elderly and often don’t have the physical ability to report abuse or are too confused or humiliated to do so.


For help in protecting your loved one from nursing home abuse, call the Stover Law Group at 615-613-0541 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We represent personal injury clients in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee, including Murfreesboro, Clarksville, Gallatin, Shelbyville and Lebanon.

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