NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT LAWYER
Elder neglect, or nursing home negligence, most commonly occurs when a resident does not receive proper medical, physical, or emotional attention. As a result, neglect can pose serious risk of harm to victims. In certain cases, neglect may escalate to physical or emotional abuse.
Children of these senior citizens should pay attention to their loved ones’ environment – and know that legal help is available.
Elderly Abuse Statistics
Breakdown of Reported Elder Abuse Cases
Neglect - 58.5 %
Physical Abuse - 15.7 %
Financial Exploitation - 12.3 %
Signs of nursing home abuse may include:
• Broken bones or fractures
• Bruising, cuts or welts
• Bed sores
• Frequent infections
• Signs of Dehydration
• Mood swings and emotional outbursts
• Reclusiveness or refusal to speak
• Refusal to eat or take medications
• Unexplained weight loss
• Poor physical appearance or lack of cleanliness
• Changes in mental status
• Caregivers that do not want patient to be left alone with others.
Not all patients with these symptoms have been subject to nursing home abuse but any sign should be cause for further investigation. Was your loved one the victim of nursing home abuse? You might be entitled to compensation.
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