Timely legal action can put a stop to nursing home neglect

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The realization that an elderly loved one has become frail and needs specialized care brings many Tennessee families to the difficult decision to place a parent or grandparent in a nursing home. One would naturally expect the chosen facility to provide adequate care and keep loved ones safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and some elderly residents of such facilities are abused and allowed to suffer various forms of nursing home neglect such as bedsores, malnutrition, physical injury and more.

Nursing home managers must employ proper screening methods to evaluate prospective staff members, and staff must be supervised and monitored to ensure incidents of neglect or abuse are identified and dealt with in a timely manner. In some cases, roommates of residents can pose physical threats, and it is the responsibility of the staff to be alert and take preventive measures when necessary. Visiting family members may elect to take action at the first sign of suspected abuse or neglect.

The attorneys at Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC have been protecting the rights of the elderly in Memphis and surrounding areas of for almost 40 years. Our first step will be to ensure your loved one is safe and protected from harm. We will use our extensive experience to identify signs of neglect or abuse and gather evidence to substantiate any allegations.

Our Tennessee lawyers will pursue relief for the monetary damages sustained by your loved one, including pain and suffering and other hardships brought about by nursing home neglect or abuse. Furthermore, we will endeavor to ensure other residents are protected from neglect and abuse by seeking to hold any perpetrators accountable. Being proactive and seeking our assistance at the onset of suspected wrongdoing may save your loved one from ongoing suffering and continued neglect.