Nursing Home Abuse

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Nashville, Tennessee Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Fight back against nursing home abuse

To the attorneys at the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, there is no more despicable act than nursing home abuse. We take allegations of abuse extremely seriously and make it our mission to ensure that the elderly are given the respect and protection they deserve. If you suspect that a Tennessee nursing home has been abusing a family member or other loved one, contact our office in Nashville at 615-246-5549 immediately and let Rocky McElhaney teach that nursing home a lesson its administrators will not soon forget.

How to recognize signs of abuse

If you have a loved one living in a nursing home, you need to be on the lookout for signs of abuse. Seniors are often too proud, afraid or scared to let you know that they are suffering, and knowing what to look for can save them from injury, sickness or even death.

Physical injury

Nursing home abuse most commonly takes the form of physical injury. If your family member or loved one has suffered an injury, be sure to ask them how it occurred and re-assure them that you are only looking out for their best interest.

Common physical injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Bruises, cuts and scrapes

However, some physical injuries can be much less obvious to you, like rape and medication overdoses. Talk regularly to your loved ones to make sure that they are receiving proper care.

Neglect

Nursing homes have become notorious for neglecting their residents’ needs and depriving them of food, water, clothing and bedding. In addition, many seniors require assistance in performing daily activities like eating, bathing and getting dressed. If they do not receive assistance they need, their mental and physical health may be seriously impacted.

Common instances of neglect include:

  • Dehydration
  • Malnourishment
  • Soiled clothes and bedding
  • Poor hygiene and appearance

Emotional and mental trauma

Perhaps the worst form of nursing home abuse is the infliction of emotional and mental trauma. Nursing home workers often take their aggression out on residents verbally, screaming at them in a degrading and belittling manner. If you notice a change in a loved one’s behavior, such as frequent crying or trembling, agitation, fear or anxiety, contact the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm and we will investigate your case.

Stop the abuse today. Call Rocky and he will fight for you.

Call Rocky at 615-246-5549 or contact the firm online to schedule a free initial consultation. From our offices on world famous Music Row in Nashville, the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm represents clients throughout the state of Tennessee, including Knoxville, Memphis, Hendersonville, Columbia, Murfreesboro, Chattanooga and Kingsport. Our Nashville nursing home abuse attorneys have the experience and skill to get you and your family the results you deserve.

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