Norfolk Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Fighting The Abuse & Neglect Of The Elderly
Nursing home residents look forward to their time with family members and friends. Those days come and go quickly, the time for stories about their children and grandchildren’s lives passing too fast. When nursing home residents are suffering from neglect or abuse, they may not want to burden their family members with problems, preferring instead to revel in life outside assisted living.
The experienced Norfolk nursing home abuse lawyers at Lowell Stanley understand that your family members are precious and need to be protected against those who would take advantage of, neglect, or hurt them in any way. Trust us to aggressively pursue a case against the people and institutions responsible for harming your loved ones so we can recover compensation for injuries, medical bills, and pain and suffering—compensation that your family deserves.
Because family members in assisted living may be reluctant or unable to discuss nursing home neglect or abuse, it is important to be observant and ask questions of the staff.
Conditions of nursing home neglect and abuse may not always present themselves in an obvious manner. Take note of the condition of your family member’s room and personal hygiene. If there is a sudden change in medication or diet, evidence of restraint use, bruising, or poor hygiene, find out what is behind it. Changes in environment can be indicators and need to be taken seriously.
Ask questions of the staff about the environment and daily activities of your family member and other nursing home residents. Getting a general feel for the environment will help alert you to any changes, should they occur. If staff members are unwilling or reluctant to answer questions, contact the nursing home abuse lawyers at Lowell Stanley immediately so we can help you investigate the living conditions of your loved one.
Nursing Home Residents’ Bill of Rights
The decision to move into assisted living does not include forfeiting basic rights and privileges. Nursing home residents should expect to continue to be able to control important aspects of their daily lives, including finances, food and medication schedules, and to enjoy basic rights to privacy, confidentiality, and information. The list that follows demonstrates some of the rights nursing home residents should expect.
- The right to be informed about the nursing home
- The right to choose a physician
- The right to know about medical conditions
- The right to participate in a plan of care
- The right to be free from abuse and restraints
- The right to privacy, dignity, and respect
- The right to manage personal finances
- The right to see visitors
- The right to confidentiality
- The right to be made aware of services and charges
- The right to voice grievance without retaliation
- The right to organize and participate in groups
- The right to participate in social, religious, and community activities
- The right to examine reviews
- The right to remain in the nursing home
If any of these rights have been denied or infringed upon in any way, contact the Norfolk nursing home abuse lawyers at Lowell Stanley. We have experience dealing with these cases and will do everything in our power to protect your loved ones and secure compensation for the injuries and pain and suffering they have endured.
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If your loved one has suffered nursing home abuse, contact the Norfolk nursing home abuse lawyers at Lowell Stanley. We have recovered compensation for clients throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, including Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg. Contact Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley today. Fill out a FREE Online Consultation Form or dial (757) 461-5555.
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Lowell A. Stanley, P.C.
6330 Newtown Road
Norfolk, VA 23502-4805
Practicing throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.