Another type of medical malpractice involves neglect or abuse of our loved ones who are confined to nursing homes. We expect when we place our loved one in a skilled care facility they will be safe, they will be treated well, and their medical needs, as well as day-to-day needs, are being met. Unfortunately, this is not always the case; seniors are often abused by the very people who are supposed to be providing their care.
Nursing home abuse may not involve physical injury; in some cases, seniors are verbally abused, their personal care needs are neglected, or they may be denied medical attention when they need it. When any of these occur, you have the right to seek assistance in holding nursing home staff members, owners, and those who have failed to provide the appropriate level of care for your loved one accountable. A Lynchburg, Virginia personal injury attorney can help you protect your loved one’s rights and may be able to help you remove them from the facility and find an alternative facility.