Oklahoma City Nursing Home Physical Abuse

When family members place an elderly loved one in a nursing home, they expect full-time compassionate care with consideration for the elderly loved one’s health, safety, and human dignity. Sadly, many nursing home residents experience neglect and abuse, including physical abuse that sometimes leads to cognitive and physical decline or even death.

If your loved one suffered physical abuse in a nursing home, the nursing home staff and administrators must be held accountable. Call the Oklahoma City nursing home physical abuse attorneys at Dan Davis Law today so we can begin legal action on your loved one’s behalf.

Why Choose Us for Your Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in Oklahoma City?

Dan Davis Law is a team of compassionate client advocates with a deep interest in representing victims of nursing home abuse in Oklahoma. We have a track record of success in a wide variety of injury cases, including nursing home physical, emotional, and financial abuse. We’ve secured over $400 million in settlements and jury awards for our clients. We offer the following advantages in your nursing home physical abuse case:

  • Free consultations and contingency-based payment so you pay nothing until we settle or win your case
  • Personal attention and an individualized plan of action to achieve the best possible outcome with the maximum available compensation
  • Decades of experience in negotiating settlements and litigating cases, including nursing home abuse cases in Oklahoma
  • Open, forthright communication so you’re never left in the dark about the progress of your case

Once you’ve hired the Oklahoma nursing home abuse attorneys at Dan Davis Law, we’ll thoroughly investigate your case, document evidence of liability, and make a compelling claim for compensation for your family. 

If your loved one died from abuse in a nursing home, an Oklahoma wrongful death case provides additional compensation and justice for your loved one.

How Common Is Nursing Home Abuse?

The Nursing Home Abuse Center reports an estimated 5 million people suffer from abuse in nursing homes each year. The statistics are alarming, including the following:

  • In a survey of 452 family members of nursing home residents, 24.3% reported that their loved one experienced one or more instances of abuse
  •  1.9% of nursing home residents report sexual abuse
  • More than 201,000 cases of nursing home abuse were reported in a single recent year
  • 90% of nursing homes are understaffed, resulting in stressed, overworked caregivers and inadequate supervision

Nursing home abuse cases increased by over 84% during COVID-19 lockdowns when residents were isolated from loved ones.

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Signs of Physical Abuse in a Nursing Home Resident

When an elderly person suffers physical abuse in a nursing home, they may be unable or unwilling to report the abuse, even to their close family members. Visiting relatives should be watchful for the following signs of nursing home abuse: 

  • Bruises and lacerations
  • Unexplained fractures
  • Broken or missing personal items like eyeglasses and dentures
  • Weight loss
  • Dry skin and lips
  • Unkempt appearance and poor hygiene
  • Blood or bruising around private parts
  • Social withdrawal
  • Depression, agitation, or changes in mood or personality
  • Reluctance to speak in front of caregivers

Neglect and emotional abuse are also actionable in nursing home abuse cases. Chronic understaffing, overworked caregivers, high employee turnover rates, and poor staff training are common causes of nursing home abuse. 

Call the Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in Oklahoma at Dan Davis Law

If your elderly loved one suffered abuse in a nursing home, the client advocates at Dan Davis Law in Oklahoma City are ready to help. Our injury attorneys in Oklahoma City understand the devastating impacts on family members when they learn that their most vulnerable family member was harmed by those they entrusted with their care. Reach out to Dan Davis Law today so we can hear about your loved one’s case and begin a strong strategy for action.