Oklahoma Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers
Having to place a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision. Realizing that someone you love has suffered abuse or neglect at their nursing home is devastating. Aging family members deserve the best treatment and care available, and Oklahoma City nursing homes should be a safe and loving place for the elderly. Too many times, though, nursing home employees fail to properly care for their patients. Olson Law Firm is passionate about seeking justice for those who have been a victim to nursing home negligence or abuse through physical, emotional or even sexual misconduct.
There are strict time limits for the taking of legal action in such cases, so do not hesitate to send us an email or call us at 866-956-4529 for a free consultation.
Signs That May Indicate Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Monitoring your loved one’s care while living in a nursing home is vital to their well-being. There are multiple symptoms and signs that could indicate abuse or neglect, and they include:
- Unusual or severe bruising
- Complaints of pain without obvious injury
- Sudden change in behavior
- Withdrawn or emotionless behavior
- Unexplained weight loss
- Over medicated or wrongly medicated
- Bed soars
- Falls because of lack of attention
- Poor hygiene
If you suspect that your loved one is suffering abuse or neglect, you must report it to the Oklahoma Department on Aging and Elder Services immediately. Then you need to seek legal counsel. Hiring the right attorney to represent your case will not only help you recover damages, but will also hold the negligent parties responsible for their misconduct. Hopefully, others will not have to suffer the same ill-fate because legal actions will cause changes in the nursing home protocol.
Five Tips to Prevent Nursing Home Negligence:
- Take your family member to have a comprehensive medical examination just prior to moving to a nursing home. This will give you and the home a baseline for current health conditions.
- Develop a relationship with staff members and nurses for all shifts.
- Vary your times of visiting. This will allow you to see the type of care your loved one is receiving at all times and will alert the staff that you will visit at various times to ensure they are being neglected.
- Develop a care plan with the staff just prior to admittance and hold the facility accountable to carrying out that plan.
- Ensure that you can express concerns or recommend changes without fear of retaliation being taken out on your loved one.
These steps will offer some reassurance that your loved one is being well cared for, but these do not eliminate the possibility of neglect or abuse.
The staff and attorneys at Olson Law Firm have personal interests in seeing that you reach a favorable outcome in your Nursing Home Negligence case. We will thoroughly investigate every detail to ensure all responsible parties are held accountable so your loved one can receive the competent care they deserve.
Each Nursing Home Negligence claim is handled with sensitivity to your family’s needs. We take this type of case on a contingency basis. Contact us today for a free consultation.