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Posted on April 16, 2019 by

Do You Think You Have a Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect Case? What to Know to Get Started

Placing a loved one in a nursing home is one of the hardest decisions people have to make. Families try hard to find places where they feel the staff will treat their loved ones like members of their own families. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect still occurs, even when a facility appears to be top notch. 

If you have a loved one whom you believe is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you may have a reason to file a lawsuit. Let's talk about what you need to know. 

What is Nursing Home Abuse? 

The term abuse means to inflict sexual, emotional or physical harm upon another person. It can also include financial harm. Any instance of abuse needs to be reported immediately. If you believe your loved one has been abused in a nursing home, bring it to the attention of a supervisor right away. Do not put it off. 

What Happens After a Report is Made? 

Once your report has been made, the situation should be investigated. This is the best time to contact a St. Louis nursing home abuse attorney about your case. 

Your St. Louis nursing home abuse attorney will help you navigate this difficult situation. We will help you bring a case against the facility and provide you with valuable legal information to help your loved one get compensated appropriately. Contact us to learn more.