Hensley Legal Group Is Here for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
If your loved one has suffered due to a nursing home’s abuse or neglect, Hensley Legal Group can help.
John Hensley and his team of Indianapolis personal injury lawyers have represented victims of nursing home abuse and neglect across Indiana. They know what safety and health responsibilities nursing homes have to their residents. They’re familiar with nursing home residents’ rights and can help you protect the rights of your loved one.
When a loved one needs expert care, you should be able to rely on nursing homes to provide it. If that hasn’t been the case, rely on the knowledge and strength of an Indiana personal injury lawyer to right the wrong your loved one has suffered.
An Indianapolis personal injury attorney can help your loved one get the compensation they need to get the care they deserve. Call us today or fill out our form online for a free conversation about your nursing home abuse claim.
What to Do When Your Loved One Has Been Abused or Neglected
No one wants to put their loved one into a nursing home. Unfortunately, most people don’t have the resources to care for their loved ones at home.
The best nursing homes provide caring, compassionate service to the elderly. They also provide peace of mind to families who know their loved one is in good hands.
During such a difficult time for your family, nursing homes should be institutions you can trust. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.
It’s devastating to learn that the home you placed your loved one in has abused or neglected them. Let Hensley Legal Group help make things right.
The Rights of Nursing Home Residents
Nursing home abuse and neglect can manifest in many ways. Perhaps nursing home abuse is the type of harm you’ve heard horror stories about: staff yelling at residents, hitting them, or even sexually abusing them. Nursing home abuse isn’t exclusive to staff; other residents can abuse one another as well.
Nursing home neglect, though just as harmful, can fly under the radar. Moving residents frequently, feeding them, providing them with enough fluids – these are the everyday actions that, if left undone, can seriously harm residents. This is nursing home neglect.
Nursing home abuse and neglect can result in:
- Broken bones
No one, least of all our elderly loved ones, should have to suffer from these symptoms. They should instead receive the medical care and personal attention they deserve.
Regardless of their mental or physical limitations, nursing home residents have rights. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, these rights include:
- Right to freedom from abuse, neglect, and exploitation
- Right to know about services and financial charges
- Right to take part in planning their care and treatment
- Right to refuse treatment
- Right to confidentiality of records
- Right to privacy
- Right to control their finances
- Right to freedom from chemical and physical restraints
- Right to express grievances without fear of retaliation
- Right to communicate freely with persons of their choice
- Rights regarding admissions, transfers, and discharges, including the right to appeal
- Right to know and exercise their rights
For more information about nursing home residents’ rights, click here.
These rights exist to protect our elderly loved ones from nursing home abuse and neglect in the first place. Unfortunately, some nursing homes violate these rights.
When your loved one’s rights are violated, it’s time to call an Indiana personal injury attorney.