You trust nursing homes and other care facilities to provide your loved one with a safe, clean, and dignified living experience. So if you believe a nursing home’s careless—or negligent—behavior has harmed someone you love, you deserve experienced legal representation that can protect his or her legal rights. At Robert J. DeBry & Associates, our Salt Lake City nursing home abuse lawyers are here to help.

Our legal professionals can investigate your claim and help you hold the nursing home accountable for its actions. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week—just dial (801) 699-9999, or fill out our free initial consultation form.

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

It’s hard enough to make the decision to place your loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility—you want to be sure your loved one is treated with care and respect. That’s why the Utah nursing home abuse lawyers at Robert J. DeBry suggest watching for physical signs of nursing home abuse and neglect, such as:

  • abnormally pale complexion
  • bruises in a pattern that would suggest restraints
  • excessive and sudden weight loss
  • fecal or urine odors
  • fleas, lice, or dirt on resident or in resident’s room
  • open wounds, cuts, bruises, or welts
  • poor personal hygiene or other unattended health problems
  • torn clothing or broken personal items
  • untreated bedsores

What Should I Do if I Suspect Abuse or Neglect?

Robert J. DeBry suggests taking the following steps if you suspect your loved one is being mistreated by a nursing home or care facility:

  • Seek medical attention.
    Take your loved one to an outside medical facility for an evaluation. This will help ensure your loved one’s safety, and it also can help document any physical symptoms of abuse.
  • Document the abuse.
    Witness information, photographs, and any other evidence related to incidents of abuse or neglect can strengthen your loved one’s case.
  • Relocate your loved one.
    Moving your family member to another facility can help ensure he or she gets proper care and supervision.
  • Report the abuse.
    Notify state or local authorities if your loved one exhibits physical symptoms of nursing home neglect or abuse.
  • Contact an experienced attorney.
    Our nursing home abuse lawyers have the legal knowledge and resources to protect the rights of the one you love, and we want to help.

We Can Help

Your loved one has rights, and we’re here to protect them. At Robert J. DeBry, we have more than 30 years of experience helping injured victims in Utah, and we want to help you and your family, too. So don’t wait; give us a call today.