A Special Duty to Provide Care
Nursing homes, by their very nature, have a duty to provide care to those especially vulnerable members of society.
What is Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing Home abuse can take the form of all types of physical and mental maltreatment. Hitting, pinching, arm-twisting, and sexual assaults by staff members or even by other residents, are all various types of abuse that occur in nursing homes.
The most common forms of physical abuse simply involve a failure to provide basic human care — making sure residents are not left alone in their beds too long without moving, helping them take care of hygienic needs like brushing their teeth, bathing, or putting on clothes, even making sure they get enough to eat and drink — things most people take for granted when they place a loved one under the care of such a facility.
Common Signs of Neglect in Oklahoma Nursing Homes
- Bed sores
- Broken bones
- Soiling or smell of urine or feces
- Poor hygiene
- Sudden and unexplained change in weight
- Loss of hair
- Torn, stained, or bloody clothing or bedding
What Oklahoma Nursing Home is Affecting Your Life?
Nursing homes are often poorly staffed, with underpaid employees who are often undertrained. Oklahoma is no exception. In fact, Oklahoma Nursing Homes rank extremely poorly according to government surveys which are conducted by the state health department. If you have concerns about someone you know in a nursing home in Oklahoma, call us today. Travis Charles Smith is an experienced nursing home lawyer.
Call a Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer in Oklahoma City for Help (405) 701-6016
If you have been a victim of nursing home abuse, or if you have family member or loved one who has suffered, call Nursing Home lawyer Travis C. Smith at our Oklahoma City office directly at (405) 701-6016 or send us an email right now explaining your concerns. We do not charge for consultations and you will pay no attorneys’ fees unless we are able to obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf.
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My name is Travis Charles Smith, I’m a lawyer in Oklahoma City, and I am always willing to talk to anyone who has questions about nursing home abuse or neglect.
In order to take your case, I will need to have a medical expert evaluate the records to determine if the nursing home followed the proper procedures. However, I am willing to pay for that process. If you are interested further, please call (405) 701-6016 or email to schedule a meeting.