Nursing Home Abuse
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Nursing Home Abuse in Iowa
A nursing home is only as good as the people who work there. And, unfortunately, sometimes assisted-living facilities hire bad people. If you or someone you know has been abused while living in a long-term care facility, contact an Iowa nursing home abuse attorney, as well as the police, as soon as possible.
Things to Know When Hiring Iowa Elder Abuse Attorneys
Nursing home abuse is one form of elder abuse. But there are many variations. It can include:
- Financial exploitation
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Verbal or psychological abuse
If you see signs that a loved one may be suffering any of these types of abuse, you should contact local police and the Iowa Long Term Care Ombudsman. They will conduct an investigation and, if there's sufficient evidence, press criminal charges against the perpetrator.
Regardless of the outcome of the criminal investigation, you'll also want to hire an Iowa nursing home abuse attorney, who can help the victim pursue a civil lawsuit against the abuser. The lawsuit will allow the victim to recoup money, known as damages, to pay for abuse-related medical expenses, damaged, destroyed or stolen property, pain and suffering.
Find & Hire an Iowa Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
If your or someone you love is the victim of elder abuse in Iowa, you cannot afford to delay. Take action today—notify law enforcement authorities and hire an Iowa elder abuse lawyer.
Attorneys.com offers a free service that can quickly match you with Iowa elder abuse lawyers in your area. Complete the form on this page or call us at 877-913-7222 to get started.