Indianapolis Nursing Home Malpractice Lawyers
In an ideal world, nursing home residents would receive compassionate, professional care. Unfortunately, many nursing homes fail to live up to the standards we expect, and their residents often suffer. Some nursing homes in Indiana – and across the country – are outright negligent, and that’s when nursing home malpractice becomes a problem.
If your loved one has experienced nursing home malpractice, we are here to help. At Garau Germano, P.C., we have defended the rights of Indiana injury victims since 1997. With our assistance, we are confident your loved one can be protected.
What Is Nursing Home Malpractice?
Nursing home malpractice happens when residents receive improper care at a facility, putting their health and safety at risk. Some nursing home malpractice cases are governed by the Nurse Practice Act, which sets the standards of nurse professionalism. Facilities, though, can bear responsibility for others, especially if they are capable of preventing the malpractice in the first place.
Sadly, some nursing home malpractice is intentional and becomes an issue of elder abuse. Some forms of elder abuse include:
- Emotional abuse
- Financial exploitation
- Physical abuse
- Willful neglect
Signs Of Nursing Home Malpractice
Many victims of nursing home malpractice suffer in silence. Therefore, it is crucial for their family members to learn the signs that malpractice is occurring.
If you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home malpractice, you should look for the following indicators:
- Medication mismanagement
- Mood and behavior changes
- Poor hygiene
- Unclean living conditions
- Unexpected weight loss
- Unexplained bruises or injuries
It is both a personal and a legal matter if your loved one has been mistreated at their facility. They deserve to be treated with dignity and care, and it is your job – with the help of an attorney – to ensure this.
Protect Your Loved One Today
Letting your loved one suffer is not an option. Contact Garau Germano, P.C., for a free consultation if they exhibit signs of nursing home malpractice. You can reach us by phone at 317-978-9973 or online.