Nursing Home Abuse
Has something similar happened to your loved one?
“While at her nursing home, my 84-year-old mother’s ill health forced her to be confined to bed full-time. Two weeks later she suffered a major heart attack, which we later found out was brought on by a bowel impaction. The morning of the heart attack, she was in severe pain but no one bothered to respond to her calls for help. The doctor later said that she could have been saved if the nursing home staff had responded immediately.”
Often we think of Idaho nursing homes as an important part of the care of the senior members of our family. But sometimes this trust can be violated when the most defenseless members of society – the infirm and elderly – are abused by the staff entrusted with their care. This abuse can be found in any number of ways: bedsores, broken bones, weakness through malnutrition, the unnecessary use of restraints, or dehydration. In some cases, the victim may show an unusual fear of nurses, aids or other caretakers, which may indicate abusive behavior behind closed doors. Family members are usually the first to notice these signs of abuse.
At the first sign of abuse, call the Idaho nursing home attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates. The Boise based law firm of Craig Swapp & Associates has years of experience dealing with even the most difficult nursing home abuse cases. Because some nursing homes routinely put profit over patients, the management may often turn a blind eye to the abuses committed by its staff. Our nursing home attorneys will investigate the nursing home and its staff, searching for a past history of nursing home abuse. We will also look hard at the actual injuries, looking for negligence or willful abuse by staff members, or a failure to conform to nursing home procedures. We will interview witnesses and other patients. This is all done to help build a strong case that will result in a full and fair financial compensation to the victim.
To discuss your concerns, in confidence, talk to one our Idaho nursing home lawyers today by calling Craig Swapp & Associates at <span class=”dynamic-phone-number”>1-800-404-9000</span> or contact us online. Simply tell us your story and we’ll ask a few questions in return. If its evident that abuse has occurred, our nursing home abuse attorneys will get right to work to stop the abuse and demand financial compensation. And remember, at Craig Swapp & Associates there is no fee unless we are successful in winning a compensation for the abuse victim.
Craig Swapp & Associates
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2939 N. Cole Rd.
Boise, ID 83704