March 17, 2021

I believe my loved one is being neglected or abused in a nursing home. What should I do?

When neglect or abuse does occur, it’s important to act quickly and decisively to prevent further harm. The first course of action is to report the neglect or abuse to the facility administrators. In cases of physical or sexual abuse, or extreme neglect, local authorities should be notified as well.

Document the neglect or abuse with photos and videos, and keep track of all the relevant details — times, dates and locations, parties involved, etc.

If the reports are ignored or the issue is not addressed promptly, get in touch with Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs for a review of your case. Our experienced attorneys specializing in nursing home neglect and abuse will review your situation and recommend next steps, which may include legal action.

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