Elder abuse is an unfortunate reality for older Americans, and in New Orleans, some of the most common offenders of elder abuse behaviors are nursing homes.
This represents a huge problem for a population that is too often ignored and unable to protect itself from predatory or even physically abusive conduct at the hands of staff in a nursing home, or even policies that are unofficially sanctioned by the home itself.
In Louisiana, nursing homes are tightly regulated, and nursing home residents have a host of rights specifically protected by the state’s nursing home Residents’ Bill of Rights.
Sadly, these protections are not always respected, which means that family members or residents themselves must stand up to protect themselves and others in nursing home care to enjoy their golden years, free from elder abuse and neglect.
An experienced nursing home abuse attorney in New Orleans can help you build a substantive case that state inspectors can use, and get compensation for injuries or fraud your loved one has been subject to as a resident in a nursing home.
When you see indications of elder abuse of any kind – whether physical, emotional, financial, or even sexual – take action right away.
Those who abuse our most vulnerable residents can never be allowed to get away with it.
The Gertler Law Firm can help you protect your loved one.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced New Orleans elder abuse and nursing home abuse and neglect attorney.