Was Your Loved One Mistreated at a Michigan Care Facility?
Our Michigan Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Can Help
Hundreds of nursing home residents in Michigan are the victims of negligence or abuse. But while many might think that only caretakers are to blame, statistics show that abuse by other residents is equally high. Data from random telephone surveys of Michigan families with a loved at a long-term care facility revealed shown that between 2005 and 2007, 10% of nursing home residents age 60 and above were abused by non-nursing home staff members such as other residents or visitors.
If you suspect your loved one has been the victim of abuse, there is something you can do about it. You have the right to turn to a Michigan nursing home abuse lawyer to protect your loved one from harm and hold those responsible for the mistreatment accountable for their actions.
Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Because many nursing home residents are unable to defend themselves against their abusers or ask for help when an incident occurs, many cases go unreported. However, there are certain signs that can indicate abusive treatment that you can watch for.
Common signs of nursing home abuse include:
- Unusual or sudden changes in behavior
- Injuries and bruises
- Infections or frequent illness
- Bed sores or ulcers
- Poor hygiene
- Rapid weight loss or gain
Dedicated to Protecting Your Rights
Every nursing home resident in Michigan has the right to a facility that is free of fear, negligence and abuse. They have a right to care that enhances and promotes their quality of life and to be treated with dignity and respect. If these rights are violated, victims and their loved ones may be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering, which an attorney will fight to recover.
Our Michigan nursing home abuse lawyers fight for your loved one’s rights and will do everything possible to make sure those who have hurt them are held liable for their actions. Call to schedule a consultation today and put an end to your family’s suffering.