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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in Indianapolis, Indiana

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The decision to place a loved one in permanent care as they age can be a difficult one to make. Having a family member in a nursing home or assisted living facility comes with the trust and understanding that your loved one will receive the best care possible – not only the best medical care, but also basic care that includes respect.
When injury or elder abuse happens to your loved one while he or she is living at a nursing home or assisted living facility, it can be a confusing, painful time for both you and them. At Karpe Litigation, we pride ourselves on our dedication to advocating for those nursing home residents who are not treated with the proper medical care and respect they deserve.

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

Unfortunately, a lot can go on behind closed doors, and elder abuse is an increasingly common occurrence. As many as 5,000,000 elders are abused each year, and most likely, only an estimated one in 14 cases is reported. It is important for family members of nursing home residents to be on the lookout for signs of neglect or abuse. Abuse can take many forms, but includes the following warning signs:
  • Neglect: Malnourishment, bedsores, poor hygiene, lack of basic necessities like water and food or medical aides
  • Frequent injuries: Common trips to the emergency room, unexplained or poorly treated injuries, unexplained bruises, bone breaks, burns, cuts and sores
  • Signs of sexual abuse: This includes bruising or blood surrounding the genitals, thighs, or breasts, and unexplained sexually transmitted infection
  • Sexual Assault & Harassment: Claims for sexual battery which happen at a medical facility, nursing home, motel/hotel/temporary rental housing, apartment, summer camp facility, camp, or any other business. We also cover employee claims for sexual harassment.
  • Psychological signs: Depressive or withdrawn behavior, signs of fear, anxiety, agitation, disorientation and confusion, wild stories about how an injury occurred
  • Financial abuse or exploitation: Withholding of medical care, a lack of amenities the patient can clearly afford or excessive gifts given to caretakers

The Nursing Home Bill of Rights for Residents

Federal and state nursing home regulations entitle those in the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility to certain rights, known as the Nursing Home Bill of Rights. The nursing home entitles residents “the right to a dignified existence, self- determination and communication with and access to the persons and services inside and outside the facility.” Additional rights are identified as fitting under this umbrella ensure residents are safe, respected and allowed access to, and the option to deny, the best medical care. As part of the Nursing Home Bill of Rights, the following rights are ensured to every resident of a nursing home:
  • The right to be free from abuse
  • The right to be free from physical or chemical restraints
  • The right to ownership of personal property
  • The right to personal services and accommodations
  • The right to share a room with a spouse or the roommate of one’s choice
  • The right to make choices about daily life
  • The right to access personal medical records
  • The right to access information about the outside world
  • The right to a safe environment
We want your family member’s life in a nursing home or assisted living facility to be a positive experience, well within the rights established in the Nursing Home Resident Bill of Rights. We know that placing your loved one in the care of another is a difficult decision to make, and we want to help ensure that they are receiving the care and attention they would be getting from a family caretaker.

Contact an Indianapolis Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

The nursing home abuse and accident lawyers at Karpe Litigation Group are here to advocate for you and your loved ones in nursing homes to ensure they are treated with the respect and care they deserve. We offer free initial consultations to see how we can best help you to care for your loved ones, and we work on a contingency basis: we only get paid if you and your loved one receive a settlement or win a case.

Contact us today to set up an initial consultation and get you and your family member on the road to a safer lifestyle, free from injury or abuse.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Karpe Litigation Group Can Help With Your Nursing Home Abuse Case?

    At Karpe Litigation Group, advocates ensure that the care and respect you deserve should be given. Our Nursing home abuse attorneys will make sure to receive the best compensation and give you your rights.   

    Moreover, our consultation is free. We analyze your case and give you appropriate solutions. We only charge you when we receive a settlement or win a case.  

  • What are the types of Nursing Home Abuse?

    The most common types of nursing home abuse are:  

    • Physical abuse  
    • Emotional abuse  
    • Financial abuse  
    • Sexual abuse  
    • Negligence   
  • Is Nursing Home Always Responsible For Nursing Home Abuse?

    Nursing homes carry a strict ‘duty of care’ rule for residents. They must look after hygiene, food, shelter, and appropriate medical care. Moreover, they assist with therapies and other physical activities.   

    When it comes to medical, there is scope for activities in which a resident may suffer injury or abuse. Generally, in such cases, the nursing home can be held responsible due to the reasons below:  

    • Negligence of staff  
    • Lack of monitoring of the staff  
    • Not providing daily necessities of living, like food and water  
    • Imposition of unreasonable or dangerous physical restraints  
    • Abused by staff members   

    If any of these gets proved in front of the jury, then the nursing home is legally responsible and has to face the consequences.  

  • Where can i get more information about nursing home abuse accident legal services?

    To know more regarding nursing home abuse accidents legal services, you can reach us by email address at info@karpelitigation.com or call on 1-888-228-7800