If you or a loved one has suffered abuse at an Ontario nursing home, contact the legal professionals at Greg Monforton & Partners today.
Our law office is currently investigating claims linked to abuse and neglect of elderly nursing home residents.
With over 30 years of experience litigating complex personal injury claims, we are dedicated to delivering justice on behalf of our clients and seeking the maximum amount of compensation available to victims and their families.
If you suspect your loved one is the victim of physical, mental or sexual abuse, contact us today for a FREE review of your claim.
Signs of Abuse
Our aging relatives make up some of the most vulnerable citizens in Windsor. It may be difficult for your loved one to communicate effectively that abuse has occurred. For this reason, it is even more appalling when nursing home staff and caretakers are negligent or abusive towards them.
However, there are signs that may indicate your loved one is the victim of nursing home neglect. These signs may include:
- Bed sores
- Broken bones
- Unwillingness to discuss the care they are receiving
- Emotional withdrawal
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Sores around the genitals
As a family member, you must educate yourself on the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect to keep your loved one as safe as possible.
Mistreatment can be mental, as well, and if your loved one is displaying signs of depression or withdrawal, it may be time to investigate their quality of care. Remember to keep lines of communication with your loved one as open as possible and remove them from the nursing home if you have any suspicions.
How to Prevent Elder Abuse
The National Center on Elder Abuse advises nursing homes to conduct background checks and maintain adequate staff. Without adequate nursing home staff levels, the quality of care suffers. However, despite the best efforts certain facilities may slip through the cracks.
Some of the most effective ways to do your part in protecting your relative include:
- Checking all safety and care quality records at the nursing home
- Asking if caretakers and staff are subject to criminal background checks
- Observing residents at the home do they appear appropriately cared for and happy?
- Checking for physical signs of abuse at every visit
- Asking questions of the staff, including the ratio of nurses on staff during each shift to residents
Be sure to obtain any and all facility records and search for any instances of deaths, medication errors, abuse, negligence or assault.
Contact Our Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Today
Greg Monforton & Partners represents victims and families impacted by nursing home abuse and neglect.
Our most vulnerable citizens should not be taken advantage of or left to defend their safety when they are already struggling. Although a lawsuit cannot undo the pain and suffering inflicted on your family, it can help bring justice to those responsible for committing heinous acts.
Contact Greg Monforton & Partners' Windsor nursing home injury lawyers for a free review of your case. We are ready to take your information and help you learn more about your legal options.