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Nursing Home Abuse

Gulfport Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Amplifying the Voices of Mississippi’s Elders

If you have recently discovered that your elderly loved one had been harmed by nursing home abuse, then you are probably shocked and appalled. While you are dealing with the troubling wave of emotions, it is important to not lose sight of the fact that you and your family deserve justice and compensation. A lawsuit might be the best way to secure both.

'Maggio | Thompson, LLP in Gulfport would be honored to be the legal team you trust to build your nursing home abuse case. We have ample legal experience and a true passion for fighting against harsh injustices like the abuse and neglect of elders in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. With us leading the way, you can fight for compensation and an end to the abuse that has already done too much harm.

We help clients throughout Gulfport and beyond. Call (228) 364-1399 to arrange a consultation.

Stand Against Elder Abuse in All Its Forms

Nursing home abuse or elder abuse can be carried out in a number of different ways. The root of all forms of abuse is that it is harm that has been intentionally done, which adds a criminal element to a case or claim. Our attorneys can network with local police investigators if they become involved with the case or if the case began with the arrest of a suspect. They might have valuable evidence that could be used in your civil claim, whether or not any charges or convictions ever happen.

A few common forms of nursing home abuse include:

  • Physical violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Intimidation tactics
  • Belittling or humiliating
  • Intentional social isolation
  • Mental coercion

Abuse in a nursing home can be carried out by a nursing home staff member or another elderly resident. In either situation, the nursing home can be held liable for failing to protect your loved one from the abuse.

What is Nursing Home Neglect?

Neglect can be just as damaging as abuse or do even more harm than it. The difference between neglect and abuse is that neglect happens accidentally. This is not an excuse, though. You can still pursue civil action against a nursing home if its neglect is so bad that your loved one has suffered injury or illness.

Consequences of nursing home neglect can include:

  • Bedsores
  • Malnutrition/dehydration
  • Missed medication
  • Depression or anxiety

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

You might need to be the one to look for the signs of nursing home abuse when you visit your loved one. Oftentimes, elders in nursing homes do not report their abuse or neglect because they are afraid to speak up, they forgot it happened due to a memory issue, or they were coerced into believing it was acceptable. As such, you should pay attention to any warning signs that something is wrong when you visit or speak with your loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility.

Signs of nursing home abuse might include:

  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Unclean living spaces
  • Dirty clothing
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Fear around a specific person
  • Rapid weight loss

We’re Ready to Help – Call Our Firm Now

There is no time to lose if you think your elderly loved one is being abused in a nursing home in Gulfport. We must act swiftly if we want to stop further abuse as soon as possible. Not to mention, the financial compensation you might be able to secure through your claim could help you move your loved one to another nursing home and give other forms of support.

Call (228) 364-1399 to learn how to start your claim today during a free initial consultation.

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