Nursing home abuse and neglect is an awful problem made all the more worse by the fact that most cases go unreported. The elders subjected to abuse and neglect often do not know who to reach for help, or may even lack the cognizance to realize the abuse is happening to them. This situation often puts the responsibility of noticing and stopping abuse in nursing homes and assisted living facilities on the shoulders of loved ones who visit or keep in contact with them.
Five common indicators of nursing home abuse are:
In less severe cases of nursing home neglect, such as the first signs of bedsores or malnutrition, you may wish to talk to a manager at the nursing home about the problem. However, if you suspect that any intentional harm has been carried out against your elderly loved one, the situation needs to be taken seriously and addressed immediately. Notify the authorities of your suspicions, as they may have other complaints or investigations open regarding the same facility. Make plans at once to transfer the care of your loved one to another home. Lastly, get a nursing home abuse attorney on your side right away.
We are staunch defenders of the rights of elders and those who cannot help themselves here at The Pittman Firm, P.A. If you have discovered that your elderly loved one is being hurt due to the negligence or maliciousness of staff members or other residents at a nursing home, we want to know about it. Using our 30+ years of legal experience focused on delivering maximized settlements or verdicts to the wrongfully injured, we will do everything in our power to secure justice and fair compensation for you and your loved one.
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