Nursing home neglect and abuse statistics have raised serious concerns; we must figure out a way to provide better care to our most vulnerable citizens and correct devastating problems that have injured or taken countless lives.
When placing a loved one in the care of a nursing home, it is expected that the resident will receive quality care. Unfortunately, negligence and abuse in this setting are all too common. Violations continue to occur every day, tragically compromising the health and well-being of already ill or traumatized individuals. Nursing home neglect and abuse can be physical, mental, or emotional, leaving marks that are not easily seen; these may linger and become more problematic. Often, the abuse or neglect continues undetected because not all elderly or infirm persons are able to easily communicate with friends and family. Also, some have medical conditions that make them especially vulnerable to slip and falls accidents, broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, hip fractures, and other injuries.
The following signs are examples that can indicate neglect or abuse and should be taken seriously.
• Sudden change in behavior • Unexplained wounds, burns, bruises, sprains • Malnutrition or dehydration • Bed sores • Poor personal hygiene • Unkempt appearance
Choosing a quality nursing home is an important decision and a thorough evaluation of potential nursing homes is necessary to help protect your loved one. If you believe that a loved one may be the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, you may be entitled to compensation. Choosing the right attorney in this situation is also a vitally important decision. If you do not know an attorney who specializes in nursing home abuse, Lawsuit Financial has excellent legal referral sources all over the country and our professional staff will locate you a top-notch legal specialist, in your city or state, within 24-48 hours. This is a free service for injury victims and their family members.
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