Compassionate Attorney Helps You Protect the Safety of Elderly Loved Ones
Nursing home neglect and abuse
As much as you want to care personally for the people who took care of you, a time may come when they need experienced 24-hour attention to ensure their health and safety. But even if you conduct thorough research before selecting the right nursing home for your loved one, there is still a risk that they may be exposed to substandard or dangerous care. You always need to regularly monitor the care the elderly receive. And at the first sign or concern of neglect or nursing home abuse, contact a lawyer who can help you identify the next steps you may need to take.
At the Morgan Law Firm, we understand the importance of ensuring your elderly loved ones receive the high-quality care they need and deserve. We welcome families to talk with us about any concerns to receive our personalized advice and support.
Recognizing the signs of elder abuse and neglect is more important than knowing the state regulations
Regulations in Idaho and Utah govern the standards any healthcare facility must follow. But vigilant monitoring of loved ones and their surroundings is the most important action you can take to protect the safety of the seniors we care about from neglect and nursing home abuse.
You can review a comprehensive list of the signs of elder abuse and neglect at Helpguide.org. The following are the most common signs of physical and emotional abuse:
- Unexplained injuries, including bruises or broken bones
- Broken eyeglasses or clothing that has been torn or shows signs of blood
- Signs of restraint, such as rope marks on wrists
- General emotional withdrawal
- Signs of anxiety around specific health care workers
- Not being allowed to see your loved one unless accompanied by someone from the facility
Signs of neglect can be just as damaging, so you want to watch for:
- Unexplained weight loss
- A lack of hygiene, including clothing and physical surroundings
- Unsafe living conditions
The importance of compassionate legal support
As long as your loved one is not injured or in danger of injury, you may be able to deal with relatively minor signs of nursing home negligence and abuse by discussing your concerns with the person in charge of the facility. You may not need to take legal action if you observe immediate changes that resolve your concerns.
At any sign of injury, however, you need to take action right away. Attorney David L. Morgan takes calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He can advise you of any action you need to take to ensure that your loved one receives immediate treatment and is safe from further abuse.
Contact us 24/7 for the immediate advice and support you need
Your elderly loved ones deserve to be treated like human beings. The Morgan Law Firm provides compassionate advice and support any time you need it. In addition to our 24/7 availability by phone, you can schedule a FREE initial consultation in your home or at your nursing home, in our Boise or Lehi, UT offices or in one of our conveniently located pilot offices.
All cases are handled on a contingency-fee basis. This means you pay no legal fees unless we win a recovery for you. Call Attorney Morgan directly on his cell phones at (208) 789-2098 for Idaho and (801) 623-1911 for Utah or contact us online.