Skilled Representation for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable members of our society. Often they are dependent on others to help with activities of daily living, such as dressing, eating, grooming, and bathing. Due to their dependency and vulnerability, yet people put in charge of their care essentially treat nursing home residents as children, or much worse. Dependency—combined with understaffing and generally poor hiring and training procedures in many nursing homes—makes nursing home residents susceptible to abuse and neglect perpetrated by nursing home staff.
With the addition of attorney John M. Thetford to our firm, Levinson Law, P.C. boasts one of the top nursing home abuse lawyers in Tulsa. A dedicated advocate for nursing home residents and their families, Mr. Thetford has handled dozens of nursing home abuse and negligence cases, and obtained a multimillion dollar verdict in a nursing home neglect case. Along with a proven track record, he brings a wealth of knowledge regarding nursing home standards of care, daily nursing home operations, and common nursing home defense strategies.
How Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Hurts Elderly People
There is no excuse for negligent or harmful behavior by the very people we entrust to care for our loved ones. Nursing homes have an obligation to their residents to hire personnel who are qualified and properly trained to provide the level of care required by law and expected by the public. By the same token, residents are entitled to dignity, respect, and privacy. When a nursing home fails to properly hire or train its staff and an employee violates these rights, the nursing home should be held accountable. Some of the ways nursing home abuse and neglect occurs and harms elderly people include:
- Failing to adequately staff nursing homes
- Failing to screen the hired staff members
- Inadequate training
- Falsely claiming to provide superior care, while cutting costs
- Cutting costs so much that the care is inadequate
- Abusive verbal communications
- Abusive physical handling of the elderly
- Improper use of physical or chemical restraints
- Failing to provide adequate nutrition and fluids
- Medication errors
- Negligent security leading to attacks and/or theft of property
At Levinson Law, P.C., our goal is to care for the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect, and to stop other nursing homes in Tulsa from engaging in similar conduct. Malnutrition, dehydration, infections, and accidents can be harmful to anyone, and are especially life-threatening for a nursing home resident who is not being closely watched and attended to. Neglect can cause a nursing home resident’s health to decline quickly and irreversibly. Therefore, do not hesitate to act if you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect—you could save the life of your loved one, and potentially many other nursing home residents.
Talk to an Experienced Tulsa Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyer Today
We understand confronting nursing home abuse or neglect is very difficult for families. Our firm will do everything we can to support you through this challenging and painful time. We can arrange for a private consultation at our office, your home, or hospital room to discuss the specific details of your situation, bringing the experience of our entire personal injury practice to your nursing home abuse case. Please call Levinson Law, P.C. to set up a free initial meeting, or use our website’s convenient contact form for a prompt, private response to your questions.