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Reno Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

If you suspect that your loved one has suffered at the hands of his or her caregivers, you need an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer on your side. Injury attorney Matthew L. Sharp has been helping victims and their families obtain financial compensation for elder neglect and abuse for more than 15 years.

When families are faced with placing their loved ones in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, they search for organizations that will provide safe environments and that offer the day-to-day care their loved ones need. Unfortunately, these facilities aren’t always all that they are portrayed to be, and many older people soon become victims of medical negligence, physical, sexual and psychological abuse, and financial exploitation.

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The Nevada Nursing Home Abuse Epidemic

Nursing home abuse has become a serious problem in Nevada and throughout the United States. Despite the national attention that this crisis has received, the number of elderly people who are abused at the hands of their caregivers continues to rise at an alarming rate. It is estimated that more than 5 million seniors suffer some form of abuse every year and approximately one out of every four nursing homes is cited for nursing home injuries or death.

Even more disturbing, for every incident of abuse or neglect that is reported, about thirteen more cases are never exposed. In many cases, elderly victims continue to suffer in silence due to their inability or unwillingness to come forward. In others, their cries for help go unnoticed, are not believed, or are swept under the rug.

Nursing home abuse lawyer Matthew Sharp is dedicated to protecting the rights of Nevada’s most vulnerable people. When nursing home abuse or neglect is suspected, he will thoroughly investigate all evidence and utilize every available resource to ensure that all parties who are liable are held accountable.

The Signs of Nursing Home Abuse Should Not Be Ignored

It is vital for family members, friends, and caregivers to be familiar with the signs of elder abuse and neglect so they can take the necessary measures to ensure that seniors are safe. If your loved one is the victim of abuse or nursing home neglect, you may notice:

  • Unexplained bruises, bleeding, bedsores or other injuries
  • Torn or soiled clothing and bedding
  • Social withdrawal, depression, anger or fear
  • Signs of malnutrition or failing health
  • Missing belongings or excessive financial expenditures
  • Listlessness or signs of medication overdose

 

If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of abuse or neglect, it is imperative that you seek the assistance of an experienced nursing home injury attorney right away. In addition to stopping the abuse and making sure all guilty parties are held accountable, you and your loved one may be entitled to financial compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, punitive damages and more. Contact nursing home abuse attorney Matthew Sharp today at (775) 468-6373 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options.