Nursing Home Elder Abuse Lawyers in Vancouver

It can be heartbreaking to discover that a family member residing in a nursing home or care facility has been abused or neglected. Feelings of stress and guilt stemming from your own sense of lack of control can make the situation even more difficult.

Taking Covid-19 into Account

During the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s not been easy to visit loved ones who are living in care facilities, making it harder to ensure they’re being properly cared for. It’s important to still be able to check in with family members, even if they’re in a nursing home, to make sure there aren’t any issues of elder abuse or neglect. If you believe your family member is not being or has not been treated fairly during the pandemic lockdown, Hoogbruin & Company may be able to help.

Elder Neglect in Canada

While you’ve likely done the research and the fond hope is that our loved ones will be properly cared for, things sometimes do go wrong, and there are always going to be instances of those who will abuse their sense of power. Nursing homes and care facilities employ professional staff, but administrative negligence and understaffing can lead to elder abuse and neglect.

It’s essential to understand the early warning signs so you can intervene. The following are some red flags to watch for: 

  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Emotional withdrawal or a dramatic change in mental state
  • Bruises and/or bleeding
  • Unexplained infections or diseases
  • Sudden financial problems
  • Sudden changes in legal documentation such as a will or power of attorney

How a Nursing Home Injury Lawyer Can Help

You do not need to go through this alone. Our experienced legal team can ensure the abusers are held fully accountable for their actions. We will conduct a thorough investigation into the incident to gather evidence and create a case for compensation and legal justice.

Request a Free Case Evaluation

Our lawyers and staff offer a personal approach to winning your case. We know what injury resulting from abuse or neglect can mean to you and your family. While money is never the first thing on your mind, the compensation you could receive can help support you and your loved ones and get them the proper care they deserve. We will discuss all aspects of your case with you. Helping you through this difficult time is our commitment. We are always available to answer your questions and will always keep you informed.

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