Recognizing And Putting An End To Nursing Home Abuse

Senior citizens are especially vulnerable to maltreatment. When they suffer injuries at the hands of abusive nursing home staff, they can face life-threatening odds, high medical bills and a significantly reduced quality of life.

Unfortunately, it's not always easy to discern whether your relative is suffering abuse in a Michigan nursing home. At Lipton Law, we think that families shouldn't have to feel left in the dark about their loved ones' well-being. That's why we've spent years working to improve our knowledge of how abuse occurs and how ordinary people can fight back using the legal system. Our lawyers are proud to help nursing home abuse and neglect victims and their families manage complicated cases and let other would-be abusers know that their bad actions carry serious consequences.

What Constitutes Nursing Home Abuse?

Abuse can take many forms, and some may not be obvious to the casual observer. For instance, your relative might not have suffered direct physical violence, but this doesn't mean that he or she is not being abused. Instead, your relative could have been subjected to:

  • Negligent actions such as providing insufficient supervision, failing to render necessary medical treatment or not maintaining safe premises
  • Unwanted sexual advances and assault
  • Emotional, verbal or psychological abuse

Although all of these situations are clearly wrong, the burden of proof rests squarely on your shoulders. You must demonstrate that the abuse occurred and explain how it caused an adverse impact on your relative's life or financial standing. Our team works to help you fulfill these legal obligations so that you can bring a stronger case to court. We don't believe that you should be forced to suffer the indignities of reliving a nightmarish situation, so we offer aggressive, knowledgeable representation and strive to establish your winning argument.

Don't Tolerate Nursing Home Abuse

You may have to be diligent to uncover signs of abuse such as bruises and care irregularities. Once you discover these indicators, you might also have to fight to show that they were actually what caused an adverse outcome like an injury instead of circumstances like your loved one's age or medical history.

Nursing facilities are prone to deny abuse claims and push back against those who make them. Talk to Lipton Law about shoring up your argument. Call us at 248-557-1688 or contact us online today.