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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Patients and residents in nursing home or assisted living facilities expect to feel safe and protected while under the care of nursing home professionals.

an elderly woman sits alone looking out the window.It is the responsibility of the doctors, nurses and staff to take care of their residents and ensure that there is no foul treatment or malpractice taking place under their care. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse does occur, leaving victims physically injured and mentally scarred. The effects of negligence or maltreatment can be devastating to the victims and the victim's family, especially in these fragile golden years of a person's life.

Nursing home abuse affects victims both physically, through bodily harm and medical maltreatment, and emotionally, in feelings of despair and helplessness. If you suspect that a loved one has been the victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home or assisted living facility, there are several signs that may indicate that he or she has been abused.

Physical Signs of Abuse or Neglect:

  • Unexplained bruises, lacerations on the skin, or wounds
  • Use of physical restraints
  • Burns or black eyes
  • Bed sores
  • Exposure of breasts or genitals
  • Inadequate treatment of existing medical conditions
  • Use of unnecessary medication, such as sedatives
  • Lack of food or water
  • Untreated wounds or infections
  • Unhygienic conditions in the home
  • Mental or Emotional Signs of Abuse and Neglect:
  • Isolating self from family and friends
  • Heightened emotional sensitivity
  • Extreme irritability and anger
  • Mental disturbance
  • Nervousness

If you have noticed these or other signs of physical harm, contact a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer to begin investigating your elder neglect case. Our attorneys at Bisnar & Chase has recovered millions for our injured clients. Let us help you seek damages for the pain and suffering caused by nursing home malpractice.

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Look for These
Signs of Neglect:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Head injuries
  • Open wounds, cuts, punctures, untreated injuries in various stages of healing
  • Broken eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids
  • Signs of punishment or physical restraint
  • Your loved one tells you they have been mistreated
  • A sudden change in behavior
  • The nursing home refuses to allow unsupervised visits
  • If your loved one exhibits any of the above signs, know your rights and contact an attorney today.

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