Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys, Louisiana Lawyers Who Care
Recognizing the need for care, selecting a facility and placing your family
member in a nursing home is a difficult process. Your parent, disabled
child or elderly relative will now rely on strangers for daily necessities.
Unfortunately corporate administrators often put profits before the needs
of the patients, who are often too frightened or weak to speak out. It’s
up to family and friends to speak for them.
Federal law requires nursing homes to meet basic standards for each resident’s
quality of life. When facilities fail to meet these professional standards
of care, it increases the risk of injury and even death. It is very important
to seek legal counsel from an attorney with experience in cases involving
nursing home abuse.
The attorneys in our medical malpractice section have extensive experience
involving abuse and neglect by nursing home staff and administrators.
We will take the time to explain the specific rights guaranteed by federal
and state law to make sure you are fully informed about your case.
How you can help
Nursing home abuse is a type of medical malpractice. We will examine the
medical records for evidence that the nursing home failed to meet the
standard of care. Because your loved one may not be able to speak up for
themselves, you should look for the following signs of nursing home abuse
- Pressure sores/bed sores
- Dry skin
- Chapped lips
- Unexplained weight loss
- Inability to eat
- Falls/broken bones
- Excessive bruising
- Verbal abuse
- Physical/sexual abuse
If you notice any of these signs or otherwise suspect nursing home abuse,
contact McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton immediately to schedule a free consultation.