Call For A Free Consultation 24/7 - Se Habla Español
Nursing Home Abuse Questions

Nursing Home Abuse FAQs

Answers from Our Norfolk Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys


What is nursing home abuse?

Nursing home abuse is a negligent or deliberate act on the part of nursing home caregivers to physically or psychologically harm nursing home residents.


What forms does nursing home abuse take?

Sadly, there are many ways in which a nursing home resident may suffer abuse or neglect. Failure to give appropriate food, drinks or medications tops the list. Not changing wet or soiled bedding, which leads to pressure sores, is another issue. Elders may suffer sexual abuse, humiliating remarks from caregivers, and general negligence, leaving them feeling vulnerable and isolated.


How do I know if my loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse?

Nursing home abuse may become apparent in a wide variety of ways. Be alert to any signs suggesting your loved one is not being cared for appropriately including:

  • Sudden changes in behavior
  • Withdrawal from social activities
  • Unusual anxiety
  • Unexplained bruises, broken bones, pressure marks or abrasions
  • Lack of medical care, dirty environment, unchanged bedding or pressure sores
  • Tense or argumentative verbal or non-verbal communication between the resident and the caregiver

What should I do if I suspect a loved one is suffering nursing home abuse?

Obviously, instances of nursing home abuse are extremely distressing for the victim and for family members, and you must take action if you suspect your loved one is suffering:

  • Call the police or 911 immediately.
  • Contact the nursing home administration.
  • Contact an experienced Norfolk nursing home abuse lawyer to protect the rights of your loved one.

What legal options are available to elders and their families?

An elder abuse lawyer in Norfolk can explain your rights. No amount of compensation can ever pay for the physical and emotional turmoil caused by such abuse, but it is important to pursue the case to prevent the abuse from continuing or happening to someone else.

If you have been the victim of nursing home abuse in Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Roanoke, or Virginia Beach, Virginia, please contact Kalfus & Nachman PC online or by phone at (855) 880-8163 to schedule a private consultation at no-cost. “Tell Them You Mean Business.”

Hear from Our Clients

Testimonials
  • “I was injured on my job performing a mandatory activity in my job. My employer denied my worker's compensation claim. I did research online on the law firms in my area that specialize in worker's ...”

    - Heidi Myers
  • “I want to thank my attorney, Deborah Vaughn, and her assistant, Jocelyn Perez, for the hard work and dedication they performed on my behalf. Along with compassion, I was given ample time and ...”

    - Susan C.
  • “I’m so thankful to have hired Deborah Vaughan at Kalfus & Nachman to help with my Social Security Disability Benefits. I had been denied and appealed several times on my own and decided to hire an ...”

    - K. A. Frierson
  • “I’m so thankful to have hired Deborah Vaughan at Kalfus & Nachman to help with my Social Security Disability Benefits. I had been denied and appealed several times on my own and decided to hire an ...”

    - K. A. Frierson
  • “I wanted to thank Mary Loise Murray Burgess, Paul Hernandez, Carmen, and the rest of the staff for all of their efforts during my claim process. They each provided true professionalism, along with a ...”

    - Scott Thietje
/

Our Results

We Mean Business
  • Auto Accident $7 Million
  • Auto Accident $975 Thousand
  • Auto Accident $875 Thousand
  • Auto Accident $800 Thousand
  • Auto Accident $775 Thousand
  • Auto Accident $675 Thousand
  • Auto Accident $625 Thousand
  • Auto Accident $600 Thousand
  • Auto Accident $500 Thousand
  • Auto Accident $450 Thousand
/

How We Are Different

  • You Will Pay No Fees Unless We Win Your Case
  • We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars for Our Clients
  • Our Attorneys Are Well-Equipped to Fight Insurance Companies
  • We Have Successfully Handled Thousands of Cases Since 1979
  • We are a Full-Service Firm with Multiple Locations
  • Se Habla Español

Free Case Review

Fill out the form below to get started.
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.