You may be shocked at how common nursing home abuse is in Mississippi and across the country. In a recent National Center of Elder Abuse survey, 50 percent of nursing home staff admitted to mistreating older patients within the prior year.
A patient abused or neglected in a nursing home often can’t protect themselves. They may suffer from dementia or another infirmity. If this patient is your family member, you may have to step in and take action to put a stop to it.
Our firm knows that this is not always easy to do. We’re here to help. Our firm has the experience and resources necessary to make a difference for you and your family in these cases.
If you believe you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse in Mississippi contact us immediately. We will review your case for free.
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) states that elder abuse occurs when someone willfully causes injury, intimidates or punishes an older person, which results in physical harm, pain or mental anguish.
Anyone in a long-term care facility, such as a nursing home, can be a victim of abuse. Unfortunately, those individuals age 80 or older, especially women, face a greater risk.
The MSDH says that signs of nursing home abuse and neglect are:
The MSDH licenses nursing homes in Mississippi. It also certifies health care facilities in our state for participation in the Medicare and/or Medicaid programs – the primary source for most nursing homes’ revenue.
The MSHD can investigate abuse and neglect complaints against nursing homes. However, by taking legal action, you can have your own investigation made into the nursing home’s misconduct.
Our firm can investigate this matter for you and put an end to the abuse and neglect. We can also seek compensation for the harm that your loved one has suffered, including medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Keep in mind: When a nursing home is put on notice that a law firm is looking into possible abuse or neglect at their facility, it can lead to the nursing home making changes to its practices, rooting out bad behavior and taking other steps that will protect others from future harm.
You can fight back if you or a loved one is being abused at a nursing home in Mississippi. Our firm is ready to help you take immediate action. Contact Abdalla Law, PLLC, and receive a free consultation about your case.