Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

The average nursing home in West Virginia costs $230 per day. This adds up to more than $80,000 each year. With this high cost, you expect your loved one to receive the care, treatment and support they need in their senior years. While many nursing homes and staff provide this level of care, neglect and abuse do happen. If you suspect that your loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home, an attorney can help you evaluate the situation, build a case and hold the nursing home accountable for your loved one’s injuries.

At Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., our lawyers have represented injured nursing home residents and their families since 1970. We know the local nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care facilities in West Virginia.
Contact our attorneys for a straightforward assessment of your nursing home neglect or abuse claim.

Signs of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

While it can be difficult to know whether an injury is the result of elder abuse or negligence, there are some key signs to look out for:

  • Bedsores or decubitus ulcers
  • Infections
  • Dehydration or malnutrition
  • Bruises, cuts or broken bones
  • Depression or sudden mood swings
  • Grogginess from medications or chemical restraints

These types of injuries or signs may indicate a pattern of neglect or abuse. A resident who is not looked after may wander off the premises frequently and become injured. He or she may suffer serious infections from bedsores as a result of not being turned frequently enough or moved from a wheelchair.

Our attorneys are skilled investigators who will carefully examine the practices of the nursing home staff and administration. We will act as your advocates and guide you through the process of bringing a claim against the nursing home for your loved one’s injuries.

We work on a contingency basis. We don’t get paid unless you do.

Contact Our Firm For a Free Consultation

Contact Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys in Charleston, Logan or Summersville.