Sometimes a loved one needs around-the-clock care, requiring that you entrust their care to a nursing home. When the odd actions of staff result in serious harm or abuse for your loved one, we can help you.
Our team of nursing home lawyers take nursing home abuse cases very seriously. We hold administrators accountable for their failure to properly screen, train, and manage the staff.
If your loved one experienced serious harm due to the odd actions of nursing home staff, secure legal representation as soon as possible. Let our firm handle your civil case. We offer free case evaluations, and we require no deposit or fee upfront. Our fee is based upon the outcome of your case and possible compensation, and you pay only if and when we win your case. Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now for a free consultation.
Odd Actions on the Part of Nursing Home Staff
Odd actions on the part of nursing home staff can cause serious physical, psychological, or emotional pain for your loved one. If you notice behavior or actions that do not seem right, trust your gut feeling and demand answers.
Nursing Staff and Social Media Home
Your loved one’s nursing home may or may not implement a social media policy. Either way, be aware that nursing home staff sometimes use social media to embarrass or humiliate residents by posting demeaning photos or videos of them.
Beyond this hurtful and cruel behavior, consider the amount of time that your loved one’s nursing home staff spend on their smartphones. Research by Office Team revealed that employees use their smartphones for an average of 56 minutes a day for non-work related activity. In a nursing home setting, this time on the phone equates to time and attention away from your loved one’s care.
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How Staff Problems Occur
Poor staff attitude ranks among the top family complaints regarding nursing home care. Low wages and high staff turnover can result in caregivers treating your loved one with disrespect, stripping them of their dignity.
These conditions do not excuse poor attitudes and behavior. No matter how low the wages and how high the workload, nursing home staff are duty-bound to treat residents with care and respect. If you attempt to address staff attitudes, only to receive attitude in return, chances are the staff does not care about—or attend to—your loved one’s needs.
Caring for the elderly requires properly trained staff and support from management. If the administration did not address your concerns, and you had to relocate your loved one due to unsafe conditions, contact us.
Nursing homes represent a great expense for families. You should not pay the price for negligent behavior stemming from poorly trained or uncaring staff. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now for a free case evaluation.
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Checking on Whether Odd Staff Actions Translate to Abuse
When you toured a nursing home to consider it for your loved one, the staff most likely acted charming and attentive. Unfortunately, you have no way of knowing whether this behavior continued once you signed on the dotted line.
Try planning surprise visits to the nursing home to check on your loved one. Be aware of the tell-tale signs from both staff and your loved one that abuse has occurred. U.S. News & World Report offers the following examples:
- You see a dramatic change in your loved one’s physical appearance or emotional state.
- Staff does not answer phones.
- Staff gives vague answers to your questions—or ignores them.
- Staff appears disorganized and frantic and do not work well together.
- Your loved one appears malnourished and/or dehydrated.
- You notice that the staff is always changing.
- Your loved one expresses discomfort, anxiety, or fear at the idea of a certain staff member caring for them.
- Your loved one has bruises, bone breaks, or other injuries they cannot explain.
Finally, you should trust your gut feeling about the odd staff behavior and other signs of potential abuse or neglect. Talk to the administrator about your concerns. Then talk to a lawyer.
Your Loved One Has Rights, and So Do YouThe Nursing Home Reform Act outlines your loved one’s right to adequate treatment and care in a nursing home. When a nursing facility fails to deliver a certain standard of care—perhaps by taking shortcuts to fill their staffing needs or failing to train the people who work there, it can result in resident abuse and neglect.
Our nursing home lawyers know how to fight for the rights of loved ones in nursing home abuse cases. From odd actions and behaviors on behalf of staff to negligent management, we fight for the compensation you need and deserve.
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What to Do About Insurance Companies
You have the right to file a civil action against the negligent party whose actions caused your loved one to suffer injury. Quite possibly, following your loved one’s injury, the nursing home’s insurance company will call to offer you a settlement. Do not accept it without talking to an attorney. Doing so may cost you the right to pursue civil litigation later, in the event that your loved one’s condition worsens.
Time Is of the EssenceKeep in mind that the statute of limitations for filing your personal injury case is two years. Reviewing the evidence, interviewing witnesses, and other aspects of building a case like this takes time. The sooner you call our legal team for a free case evaluation, the sooner we can get to work for you.
If a close loved one died due to the odd behavior of nursing home staff, you may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death action. Our legal team can also help you with this legal matter.
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Odd behavior by nursing home staff is a warning sign that their needs aren’t met or that they are treated harshly when you are not present. If this was the case with your elderly loved one, contact the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now.
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