There are hundreds of nursing homes throughout Tennessee, but they’re not all created equal. Although many nursing homes are built to generate a profit, most still value resident health, safety, and security.
But when nursing homes are excessively profit-oriented, the owners and administrators can put residents in danger by understaffing, hiring inexperienced workers, and turning a blind eye to mistreatment of residents. This negligence can go on for years while residents suffer in silence. In some cases, it can even lead to residents becoming seriously ill, injured, or even dying.
At Ponce Law, our Nashville nursing home abuse lawyers know how serious mistreatment of the elderly and disabled can be. Residents are often in poor health or advanced age, and that makes them highly vulnerable to both abuse and neglect.
For example, residents may develop significant bruising and pain if they are handled too roughly by staff members. When residents don’t get enough food to eat and water to drink, they can become weak and dizzy, which can increase their risk of a devastating or even fatal fall.
It’s important for families to blow the whistle on potential abuse and neglect right away when they spot it. Going to administrators and managers doesn’t always work, as they often simply deny that anything is amiss.
Our lawyers know how to quickly and accurately determine when abuse or neglect is occurring, and we work hard to get residents and their families maximum compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.