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You or your family may be hurt. Why should you go another day without being made whole? Daryl Gray has dedicated his life to helping people like you get what’s fair. Daryl wants your voice to be heard and he will make sure that happens. Read about the kinds of cases that Daryl has handled and see how he can help you too.

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Nursing Home Abuse

How to Protect Your Loved Ones

The majority of legal violations are never reported in nursing homes, which means that if you suspect a problem, you may be on to something. Many victims have no recourse and may not speak out because of fear of retaliation or simply because they are mentally impaired.

An acceptable nursing home facility must be safe, clean, and properly equipped. Residents must have regular meals, social services, medical care and emergency care. Trained staff must be present at all hours.

Slip and falls are the leading cause of nursing home injuries.
Abuses may be physical, sexual, emotional or financial. The results of abuse or neglect can be subtle, such as depression or withdrawal. When visiting a loved one, ask questions, check financial records and investigate anything that raises suspicion.

Thus, it is often up to family members and visitors to discover the problem and take action. 

Legal problems in a nursing home will take one of two forms:

  • Poor condition of the facility
  • Bad conduct of employees

Courts will consider things like common practices in the industry, and regulatory standards established by the government.
Abusive conduct may justify an award of punitive damages, meant not just to compensate the victim, but to punish the offender.

Other types of compensation courts will award include medical expenses, physical suffering, mental anguish, and if the victim dies, loss of companionship and support for surviving relatives.

Innocent people just like you suffer because of accidents or carelessness every day and you should not have to deal with it alone. The Gray Way is here for you. Call Gray Law Group today for a free consultation so we can start helping you.

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