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Nursing home abuse is a crime that affects an estimated 10% of all elderly individuals (65 years and older) in the U.S. Many sources believe this to be an underestimation due to the low number of seniors who report abuse. Nursing home abuse is a malicious and intentional misuse of power to harm the elderly residents of a nursing home

Nursing home abuse can cause significant physical injuries, illnesses, infections, emotional injuries, and an overall decline in the victim’s health. It can also lead to wrongful death. If you believe you have a nursing home abuse claim, contact the Henderson nursing home abuse lawyers at The Janda Law Firm for a free consultation. Call (702) 758-8888 today.

Why Clients Choose Our Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

  • Our law firm’s founding partner is the only neurologist-lawyer in the State of Nevada. His medical degree gives him in-depth knowledge relating to personal injuries and medical evidence.
  • Our nursing home abuse attorneys can help you and your family pursue the maximum compensation possible by accurately assessing your damages and navigating the complex legal matters involved in your case.
  • Our clients do not pay anything up front to retain attorney Dr. Paul Janda, and will not pay unless he succeeds in winning the case. Our Henderson nursing home abuse lawyers work on a contingency fee basis.

Is a Nevada Nursing Home Abusing Your Loved One?

Detecting signs of nursing home abuse is the first step toward protecting your loved one and demanding justice. It is often up to visiting loved ones to recognize the signs of abuse if victims do not or cannot come forward. Learn the types of nursing home abuse and common signs of each.

  • Physical abuse. The act of physically assaulting or harming an elderly nursing home resident. Signs of physical abuse can include bruises, broken bones, pulled muscles, unexplained injuries, and frequent trips to the hospital.
  • Neglect. The neglect to properly fulfill residents’ physical, emotional and psychosocial needs. Signs of neglect include malnourishment, dehydration, bedsores, infections, depression and unkempt appearances.
  • Emotional abuse. Tormenting, intimidating, threatening, bullying, belittling, isolating, excessively restraining, berating, or humiliating nursing home residents. Look for signs such as fear, anxiety, depression, suicidal tendencies, mood changes, mental health declines, loss of appetite, and loss of interest in favorite activities.
  • Sexual abuse. The sexual assault, abuse, or rape of a senior citizen without his or her consent, when the victim is physically or mentally incapacitated, or when it involves an abuse of power. Red flags can include pelvic injuries, bruised thighs, sexually transmitted diseases, fear or anxiety, and bloody undergarments.
  • Financial abuse. The financial exploitation of an elderly person for profit, such as fraud, scams, or schemes. Keep an eye on your loved one’s financial matters, including bank accounts, investments, checks, cash, jewelry, assets, and wills. Check into any unusual or suspicious activities.

As soon as you notice a red flag, get your loved one to a safe place and ask him or her about abuse. If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect, contact our Henderson nursing home abuse lawyers immediately for advice about your legal options. We also serve Reno, Las Vegas, and the surrounding Clark County area. The nursing home may be liable for the misconduct, negligence or crimes of its staff members.

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Bringing a nursing home abuse lawsuit in Clark County could hold the establishment legally responsible for your or a loved one’s injuries or damages. A lawsuit can shed light on nursing home abuse in your community in Henderson, pushing for changes on an institutional level to protect the vulnerable elderly in the future. It could also end in compensation to make up for the victim’s economic and non-economic damages.

An insurance settlement or court award for your nursing home abuse lawsuit could include amounts to cover related health care expenses, lost quality of life, physical pain, emotional suffering, legal costs, wrongful death, and more. Discuss your potential case with our Henderson nursing home abuse lawyers today. Request a meeting online or call (702) 758-8888 24/7 for a free consultation.