Standing Up For Your Elderly Loved One

You never expected your loved one to become a statistic, but the warning signs are starting to become apparent, and you suspect your loved one may be a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect.

Establishing a direct link between a senior citizen's failing health and negligent care can be highly complicated. And nursing homes often have the resources to try and limit their liability.

Don't let a nursing home feel like you're facing an uphill climb. Talk to the lawyers at Gilder & Howell, Attorneys PLLC, to learn more about your rights in abuse and neglect cases.

Recognizing The Signs Of Abuse And Neglect

The signs of abuse and neglect caused by nursing home staff can vary from subtle to very blatant signs. These can include:

  • Rapid weight loss
  • Malnutrition
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Bedsores
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Dry skin
  • Sunken eyes
  • Dehydration
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Organ failure
  • Depression
  • Becoming closed off
  • Loss of ability to communicate
  • Anxiety around certain nursing home staff

There may be signs of abuse or neglect you can't see, including:

  • Handling patients in a rough manner
  • Improperly administering medication
  • Withholding medication
  • Stealing medication from patients
  • Verbal and physical mistreatment

Nursing home residents depend on caregivers for their daily needs. But when nursing homes are understaffed, poorly managed, staff is not trained properly or staff is overworked and understaffed, residents can be put at great risk.

Holding Nursing Homes Responsible For Neglecting Residents

At Gilder & Howell, Attorneys PLLC, our attorneys collectively have 54 years of experience handling nursing home abuse and neglect claims throughout North Mississippi and West Tennessee. We know the signs of neglect and have access to industry-leading experts invaluable in helping us prove standard operating procedures were ignored, leading to catastrophic and sometimes fatal results.

When you file an abuse or neglect claim through our firm, we will make sure it is prepared with enough facts to prove fault, even when liability is initially unclear. We will review every applicable document and thoroughly investigate every claim made.

If necessary, we can consult former nursing home administrators and collect testimony from other residents, current or former staff members that could also be used to substantiate our claim.

Contact Our Firm About Your Claims

If you believe the caregivers at your loved one's nursing home were negligent in their duties, seek justice by contacting the personal injury attorneys at Gilder & Howell, Attorneys PLLC.

Contact our office in Southaven, Mississippi, by calling 662-655-2115 (toll free 866-912-0408) or send us a message online. Initial consultations are available free of charge.