Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse
Nursing home neglect can be hard to detect, because nursing facilities and caregivers want you to believe they are doing their jobs—often, the situation has become dangerous for a loved one and they have suffered serious injuries and debilitating health.
It is vital that you frequently and unexpectedly visit your loved ones in their care facilities to watch for the warning signs of neglect:
- Lack of medical care
- Frequent accidents
- Dirty bedding or clothing
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Bedsores or other abrasions
- Infections or unexplained illness
- Fractures and broken bones
- Fear, anxiety, or other emotional changes
Long-term care facilities and nursing homes are required to maintain a close eye on their patients and treat them with decent human respect. Signs of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse may be extremely subtle at first, but the mental impact on weakened family members can be shocking—and the physical effects could lead to serious injury or death.
If you believe that your loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect, contact THE YANKOWITZ LAW FIRM immediately. Delaying action could result in the further deterioration of your loved one’s condition and could also make it more difficult to detect previous indications of abuse and neglect. Call us at 1-800-LAW-3333, speak to Attorney Jack Yankowitz directly and learn how we can protect the legal rights of your loved ones and help you obtain the justice and financial compensation they deserve.
What to do when a nursing home is abusing a loved one
A nursing home can be both neglectful and abusive. The facility is responsible for protecting your loved ones from individuals that may injure them. There are different ways that a nursing home attendant, doctor, nurse, administrator, or other patients can be abusive to a patient.
Watch for the warning signs:
- Physical abuse – slapping, reports of patients being struck, confining patients to their rooms, withholding medication, unexplained injuries, bruises, contusions, open cuts, welts, fractures, giving too much medication, care taker cannot offer explanation about condition
- Emotional abuse – unusual behavior from your loved one, attendants yelling at patients, insulting, threatening or humiliating them.
- Sexual abuse – can result in changes in patient behavior including withdrawing from loved ones, acting humiliated, crying, being upset, and agitation
- Financial abuse – lost or missing property, unusual bank activity or withdrawals, unfamiliar signatures on patient’s checks, unaccounted for use of social security number, change of wills or other estate plan documents, unexplained credit card charges
If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect, learn how we can protect the legal rights of your loved ones and help them obtain the justice, dignity, and financial compensation they deserve.
Call us at 1-800-LAW-3333, speak to Attorney Jack Yankowitz directly. When you retain The Yankowtiz Law Firm, we represent you on a contingency fee basis i.e. our fee is earned and paid only from the money we recover for you, at the conclusion of the case.