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Nursing Home Neglect

When a loved one moves into a nursing home, it comes after long and hard thought, careful consideration and with the hope that the environment will be as close to a comfortable home atmosphere as possible. Unfortunately, many Michigan nursing homes are staffed with abusive and neglectful employees, lack appropriate funds to adequately serve the needs of residents, or are understaffed.

Whatever the reasons, residents should never have to suffer in a nursing home. The nursing home neglect lawyers at Weaver & Young P.C. are committed to nursing home reform. If you suspect that your loved one is suffering in a nursing home, contact us today. Our team of experienced lawyers and investigators will help you determine if neglect and abuse are present, fight for justice for your loved one and recover compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills and other injury-related expenses.

Discover Nursing Home Abuse

Whether residents are suffering from an incapacitating illness like Alzheimer’s disease that prevents them from speaking out, or they are simply unwilling to focus their visits with family members on something as negative and horrifying as abuse, it can be difficult to determine whether or not your loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse and neglect.

Communicating with your loved ones is incredibly important in determining if they are living in a hostile environment, but there are also signs that may indicate nursing home abuse. Check for visual cues like untreated bedsores, open wounds, cuts, bruises, welts, evidence of restraint use, broken personal items, torn clothing or poor personal hygiene.

Ask questions of the staff as well, especially when there have been sudden changes in medicine, diet or social activities. If caregivers are unable or unwilling to offer satisfactory explanations for your loved one’s condition or sudden changes, contact the nursing home abuse lawyers at Weaver & Young P.C. immediately. We will fight to ensure your loved one gets the treatment they deserve as well as compensation for incurred costs and pain and suffering endured.

Nursing Home Residents’ Bill of Rights

Moving into a nursing home is not an agreement to give up basic rights. Michigan residents should expect to be treated with respect and dignity. The following is a list of some of the rights nursing home residents should expect from their caregivers:

  • The right to be informed
  • The right to choose a physician
  • The right to know about medical conditions
  • The right to participate in a plan of care
  • The right to be free from abuse and restraints
  • The right to privacy, dignity and respect
  • The right to manage personal finances
  • The right to see visitors
  • The right to confidentiality
  • The right to be made aware of services and charges
  • The right to voice grievance without retaliation
  • The right to organize and participate in groups
  • The right to participate in social, religious and community activities
  • The right to examine reviews
  • The right to remain in the nursing home

If any of these rights are infringed upon, contact the nursing home abuse lawyers at Weaver & Young P.C. right away. We have successfully represented nursing home neglect and abuse clients throughout Michigan. If you suspect nursing home neglect and abuse, don’t hesitate — call us today.