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Will My Loved One Face Retaliation If We Report Suspected Nursing Home Abuse In New Orleans?

New Orleans Lawsuit Compensation Attorney For Elder Abuse And Neglect In A Nursing Home Facility

No, the nursing home is prohibited by law from retaliating against residents or their families when they report nursing home abuse or neglect in New Orleans.

Under Louisiana’s Abuse and Neglect of Adults Act, it is a misdemeanor for any person, from staff to administrators, to take action against a person who reports abuse or neglect to law enforcement.

Violations can result in a six month jail sentence and a $500 fine for those who are found guilty.

You have an obligation to protect your loved one and all residents at a nursing home where improper or inadequate care is provided, or where there are indications of physical or sexual abuse.

At The Gertler Law Firm, we can help you take the right steps to ensure that your loved one is properly cared for and their rights and safety are protected.

Call us today at 504-581-6411 and talk to an experienced New Orleans nursing home abuse and neglect attorney for free.