How to Report Nursing Home Abuse
When an abusive individual or organization causes your loved one harm, you can feel disconsolate. After all, you entrusted a loved one to the care of someone else, only to have them break their duty of care and cause your loved one immense pain and suffering.
Although nothing can fully take away the pain that’s been caused, you can take quick action to secure the safety of your loved one and fight for justice.
Read on to learn more about how to report nursing home abuse, and contact a personal injury lawyer for more information.
When to Report Nursing Home Abuse, and How to Get Justice
When you see the signs and symptoms of abuse in your loved one, you know it’s time to act.
Taking the time to report suspected abuse might not only save your loved one—it could also help any others who are suffering under the same type of abuse.
Regardless of the jurisdiction where you live, you have several options for escalating a nursing home abuse report and making sure your loved one gets the emergency care they need.
For example, if you live in Florida, you can contact:
- Florida Adult Protective Services
- A nursing home abuse hotline
- The ombudsman at the nursing home facility
- A doctor, police officer, or other authority figures
When your loved one is suffering abuse at the hands of someone who is supposed to be caring for them, or even by another party while they are under someone’s care, it can be an emotionally devastating blow. However, instead of blaming yourself, the best thing you can do is to take immediate action to keep them safe.
And, if your loved one has suffered injuries or other damages, a nursing home abuse lawyer can help you seek a settlement.
Learn More from a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Has your loved one been abused in a nursing home? Get justice with the help of a nursing home abuse attorney from The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo.
Call us at 561-659-6366 or fill out the form below to learn more.