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Milwaukee Nursing Home Neglect Attorney

People want to provide the best possible care for their parents as they age, especially when it comes to the medical attention and supervision they may require if they have health problems. Although most people spend significant amounts of time researching and visiting facilities to find the best care, negligence on the part of nursing home employees may result in serious injuries and illness.

Family members who need round-the-clock help and trained medical attention may depend heavily on nursing home professionals to assist them. If a person suffers injury due to negligent or careless actions on the part of nursing home staff members, he or she may be eligible for compensation for medical bills, mental and emotional trauma, and other damages associated with the injury. For more information on nursing home abuse, contact the Milwaukee nursing home neglect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 today.

Resident Abuse and Neglect

Nursing home abuse and neglect can occur if:

  • Residents are not given adequate food or hydration
  • Medical needs are not met
  • Proper hygiene and cleaning is not maintained
  • Assistance is not given when getting up, moving around, or using the bathroom
  • Residents are not provided adequate time for socialization

It is the responsibility of nursing home staff members to pay attention to the needs of each resident and make sure they receive medical care when necessary. The staff and the facility have a duty to make sure their residents are properly fed and hydrated at all times, and their medical needs must be attended to properly. 

Although it is horrifying to even consider, too many facilities do not keep up with their residents’ needs for cleaning and proper hygiene. When this failure of care occurs, the resident may suffer from additional illness or unneccessary pain and suffering. 

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Common signs of nursing home abuse include (but are not limited to):

  • Unexplained bruises, cuts, or welts
  • Bed sores
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Dehydration 
  • Malnutrition or unexplained weight loss
  • Frequent infections
  • Withdrawal from social interactions or refusal to speak
  • Emotional outbursts
  • Dirty clothing or bedsheets
  • Nurses or caregivers who refuse to allow the patient to be alone with family members

If you suspect that the facility your loved one is in is failing to provide the proper care, it is essential that you take immediate action to rectify the situation and hold those accountable for their actions. We have extensive experience fighting on behalf of the elderly and their families, and we will not hesitate to help you pursue the justice you deserve. 

Common Causes of Neglect or Abuse

Although it is a terrible consideration, nearly 100,000 individuals report neglect and abuse in elder care facilities each year. When you enter your loved one into a care facility, you are almost always doing so in order to provide them the attention, care, and experienced medical treatment they so deserve. Facilities may be guilty of nursing home malpractice if they:

  • Fail to hire qualified medical professionals
  • Fail to adequately staff the facility to handle the needs of its residents
  • Neglect the duties promised to the residents and their families
  • Attempt to cut corners on care and support in order to make more money
  • Fail to properly screen potential employees and provide a safe living environment

If your loved one has suffered neglect while in a nursing home or other care facility, you have the right to rectify the situation and pursue legal action against the facility owners and operators. Your loved one does not have to suffer alone and those responsible should not be allowed to continue operating in that manner. 

Contact Us

The experienced attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are here to help you with your nursing home malpractice claim. To discuss the details of your case, contact us at (414) 271-0900 today.

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