Abuse in Private Pay Nursing Home Facilities
Our Tulsa Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Are Committed to Justice
When you entrust your elderly loved one to a private pay facility, you expect a higher degree of care and professionalism than a standard nursing home. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Saint & Watzke, PLLP provides aggressive representation to clients who have been injured by negligent or abusive nursing home staff. We believe that, whether you pay with insurance, Medicaid, or out of your own pocket, you have the right to receive the care and treatment you deserve. Although private pay facilities seem like a higher-quality and safer option than standard Medicaid facilities, abuse and neglect still occur at an alarming rate.
If your loved one has been abused or neglected at a private pay facility, contact our firm today to get started with a free consultation.
Understanding the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse can take many forms. Physical abuse often involves hitting, punching, and taking other aggressive actions against a resident, while emotional abuse includes yelling at, belittling, or manipulating an elderly patient. Sexual abuse is also common, and involves forced nudity, rape, and other sexual exploitation. No matter how you are paying for the services, your loved one could be a victim of abuse.
Signs of abuse to look for include:
- Broken eyeglasses
- Bruises or welts
- Broken bones or fractures
- Unusual behaviors and emotional changes
- Fear of particular staff members
- Torn or bloody underwear
- Unexplained genital infections or STDs
- Signs of restraints on wrists and ankles
Your loved one may also be a victim of neglect. Bed sores, dehydration, changes in grooming habits, weight loss, and listlessness are indicators of neglect. Nursing homes have a responsibility to provide adequate care for elderly patients. Failure to do so could have serious or even fatal consequences for your loved one. If your family member has suffered abuse or neglect at a private pay facility, our Tulsa nursing home abuse lawyers will conduct a diligent investigation. We will help you file a claim and seek justice from those responsible.
What to Do If You Suspect Abuse or Neglect
If you notice any of the signs listed above, it is important to transfer your loved one immediately to a different facility, or to put him or her with a trusted relative. You should also notify the facility management, and file a police report. Our team will work diligently to build your case, and we will aggressively fight for justice on your behalf.
Call Our Tulsa Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Today at (918) 721-0998
At Saint & Watzke, PLLP, we understand that our clients are going through very stressful and emotionally traumatic times. That is why we strive to provide informative and stress-free services in every case. If your loved one has been abused or neglected at a private pay nursing home, we will represent you diligently every step of the way. Our Tulsa nursing home abuse lawyers will answer your questions, gather evidence, and file the appropriate claims in a timely manner on your behalf.
Contact us today to receive a free initial consultation with a member of our team.