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West Virginia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Have a Case for Nursing Home Neglect? Call (800) 785-9924.

When you entrust the care of an elder to a nursing home, you expect that your family member will be treated properly and receive whatever help or assistance that is needed. The neglect or abuse of an elder by nursing home staff can be traumatic not only for the patient, but also for his or her family. Cranston & Edwards, PLLC, provides dedicated and skilled representation in nursing home abuse cases, and can give you the qualified legal advice you will need to stop the abuse. We can also assist you with the filing of a personal injury claim for damages to cover your loved one's medical expenses, pain, suffering and emotional trauma.

Contact a personal injury lawyer at our firm today to discuss your situation in detail. We will pay close attention to everything that you say, and take any immediate action that is needed to end the abusive or harmful acts that are occurring. You can also find out how the personal injury claim process works, and how to pursue a settlement for your loved one's injuries.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is a widespread problem that has resulted in the severe and fatal injuring of patients.

Types of abuse include:

  • Physical Abuse - Hitting, slapping, kicking, pushing, and / or the unnecessary use of restraints.
  • Sexual Abuse - Any type of unwanted sexual contact.
  • Drug Abuse - Over or under medication of patients.
  • Neglect - Failure to take proper care of a patient, resulting in dehydration, malnutrition, and / or bed sores.
  • Mental / Emotional Abuse - Degrading or derogatory comments, constant criticism, and / or offense language.
  • Financial Abuse - Taking advantage of a patient in order to steal their money.

Signs of abuse can encompass any significant change in behavior, such as withdrawal or anger, bed sores, frequent cuts and bruises, broken bones, or a deteriorating physical appearance. Our firm will act quickly to protect your elder, and pursue the highest settlement possible for their injuries.

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