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Headed by attorney Danny McGlynn, our medical malpractice team has extensive experience involving abuse and neglect by nursing home staff and administrators

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 or neglect:

  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Pressure sores/bed sores
  • Dry skin
  • Chapped lips
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Inability to eat
  • Infections
  • Falls/broken bones
  • Excessive bruising
  • Verbal abuse
  • Depression
  • 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.

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