Protecting Your Interests

Indiana Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers

We put faith in nursing homes to look after our family members and ensure that they are kept safe and secure from danger. There are strict legal procedures put in place to ensure nursing home staff give their resident a high quality service. Unfortunately, a lack of sufficient staff and education, together with cost-saving incentives, mean that procedures are often not followed. If you think that your loved one has sustained a trauma due to an error by nursing home staff, Contact an Indiana Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer. 

Wade Law is dedicated to making sure your voice is heard

Prior to practicing law, Wade Law founding attorney Joseph Wade lost his grandfather to injuries obtained while in the care of an Avon, Indiana nursing home. Our entire team feels compassion for the injuries your loved one has experienced while under the care and supervision of the nursing home. The team at Wade Law is dedicated to making sure your voice is heard. 

No Excuses

If you discover your relative has been neglected or abused, staff may attempt to excuse their behavior by blaming it on the advanced age of the resident. This is plainly false. Most traumas caused to residents are due to negligence by nursing home staff, including:

  • Failure To Keep the Premises Reasonably Safe and Fee of Hazards
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Negligent Supervision
  • Failure to Maintain Adequate Health and Safety Policies
  • Failure to Provide Adequate Medical Treatment
  • Neglect of a Resident

Types of Nursing Home Abuse Injuries and Symptoms

Every time you visit your loved one, be on the lookout for the following injuries and symptoms.

Physical Abuse Nursing Home Neglect
Bruises, Skin Tears, Cuts Inadequate Hygiene
Welts Malnutrition and Dehydration
Bedsores, Pressure Sores, Ulcers Drastic Weight Loss
Broken Bones and Fractures Improper Medication
Dental Injuries Gangrene
Head Injuries Bedsores, Pressure Sores, Ulcers

Nursing Home Neglect also occurs in a manner that may be less noticeable.

Emotional and Psychological Injuries Sexual Abuse
Anxiety and Fear Genital Injury
Depression Breast Injury
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Urinary Tract Infections
Substance Abuse Sexually Transmitted Infections
Suicidal Thoughts/Attempts Mouth Injuries
Learned Helplessness Inappropriate Relationships

Financial abuse is also very common in Indiana Nursing Homes. Keep an eye on your loved ones financial statements.

Financial Abuse
Unexplained Transactions or Withdrawls
Sudden Change in Financials
“Overdue Bills”
Inability to Access Money
Loss of Control Over Financial Decisions
Pressure to Donate, Lend, or Share Money

 

Nursing home abuse must be taken very seriously. Contact an Indiana Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer for a Free and Confidential Consultation at (815) Wade-Law.