The rights of assisted living residents include:
- The right to be protected from abuse
- The right to receive regular cleanings
- The right to help with eating, walking, and restroom use
- The right to be engaged socially
These are the basics of care for elderly assisted living residents, but your state determines the specific laws outlining residents’ rights. If an assisted living facility did not treat your loved one with the utmost standard of care, then they may have had their rights violated.
When an assisted living facility violates your loved one’s rights
It is not always obvious whether an assisted living facility mistreated your loved one. Even if you are certain that the facility mistreated your loved one, our attorneys can gather evidence that documents your loved one’s mistreatment.
Some of the steps that an assisted living facility abuse lawyer from our firm may take to investigate your loved one’s case include:
- Speaking with medical professionals about your loved one’s injuries
- Interviewing assisted living facility staff, residents, and administrators
- Speaking with your loved one about any mistreatment that they have experienced
- Working with experts in the field of elder abuse to assess any signs of mistreatment that your loved one has shown
Our firm can investigate whether your loved one suffered abuse or other types of mistreatment. We understand the rights of assisted living residents and can determine whether the facility violated your loved one’s rights.
We can figure out how your loved one has suffered
The World Health Organization (WHO) explains that elder abuse can cause physical and psychological trauma. As we handle your loved one’s case, our legal team will figure out how your loved one has suffered due to the mistreatment they experienced.
Some of the symptoms of elder abuse or neglect could be visible. The following injuries could be symptoms of abuse or mistreatment, including:
- Broken bones
As the National Institute on Aging (NIA) explains, other symptoms of mistreatment may be behavioral. These symptoms may include:
- A depressed or withdrawn personality
- Other emotional changes
- Unexplained outbursts
- Signs that they are having trouble sleeping
- Unwillingness to socialize
These symptoms are also indications of your loved one’s suffering. They may show that your loved one hurts physically, emotionally, and psychologically. We will document these abuse or neglect symptoms and seek compensation for your loved one.
A lawyer from our firm will fight for compensation
Financial settlements and judgments are two ways that elder abuse and neglect victims can achieve justice. Our team of attorneys helps families seek compensation for their loved ones who were abused or neglected in an assisted living facility.
Any physical or emotional injuries that your loved one suffered may require treatment. Your loved one may be entitled to compensation for:
- Treatment for cuts, bruises, and other physical injuries
- Treatment for any infections, which may come from bedsores and other neglect-related injuries
- Psychological counseling for the trauma of being abused or neglected
Being abused or neglected may cause significant pain and suffering. Your loved one may deserve compensation for the pain and suffering that they have experienced. Their pain and suffering may include:
- Recurring memories of their mistreatment
- Mental anguish
Your loved one may also need to relocate to a new assisted living facility. You might be entitled to recover compensation for the cost of relocating to a new facility. We could also recover the cost of their stay in the abusive facility.
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 794-0444
We will fight for your loved one
If your loved one was abused or neglected in an assisted living facility, the facility violated their rights to dignity and safety. A lawyer will ensure that their rights are not violated again and will fight for compensation for your loved one.
The specific duties of a lawyer may include:
- Investigating the assisted living facility that mistreated your loved one
- Documenting your loved one’s injuries
- Documenting any other losses that your loved one has suffered
- Calculating the value of your loved one’s losses
- Negotiating a settlement
- Defending your loved one’s rights
A lawyer will protect your loved one’s rights and fight for any compensation their mistreatment entitles them to. If your loved one passed away because of abuse or mistreatment, then you and other family members might benefit from compensation.
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today
Assisted living facilities that do not protect their residents may be the target of a lawsuit. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 about how a lawyer may seek compensation for your loved one.
We do not shy away from tough cases, and our clients do not have to pay anything to us unless we win for them.