Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

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Unfortunately any person residing in an elder care facility is at risk of nursing home neglect. More times than not, a family member or loved one who suspects neglect is right. If you suspect some one you love is being victimized in an elder care facility, contact an attorney right away to learn the best way to proceed to see that the neglect in stopped. The following are prevalent in nursing home neglect lawsuits. If you have another reason to think your loved one is being harmed- please contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

Examples of Nursing Home Neglect

  • Falls
  • Bedsores
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Over Medicating
Falls may not sound like a big deal, when a elderly person falls it can result in serious injures. Falls result in broken hips requiring surgery; further exposing the patient to pain and suffering. In a neglectful environment the victim could lay where they fall for hours prior to being discovered. Remember the care providers are supposed to be helping numerous residents, so one person may be harming multiple people. Nursing home neglect lawsuits are never about money. They are about stopping abuse and holding the institution responsible to discourage such behavior in the future. You may have been told bedsores are common, but in its most severe form it can result in a wound that penetrates the skin and muscle and can introduce infection into the bone. A bedsore results from pressure that is unrelieved and persists for hours and even days, which means that appropriate attention is not being given to the resident. There are standards of care related to elder care. An experience attorney can determine if the treatment of your loved one falls short and could be considered nursing home neglect.

Preventing Nuring Home Neglect

The best advice for friends and family to take is simple- trust your feelings. Clore Law Group offers free consultations and compassionate advice. We'll not pressure you into filing a lawsuit if the evidence doesn't support it. While the injuries sustained may result in financial compensations, these lawsuits are never about the money. Nursing home neglect claims are about stoping the neglect from continuing.

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Clore Law Group welcomes your questions about any issues concerning a serious personal injury, car accident, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, or business tort. If you have a viable claim, we’ll explain the legal process. Since consultations are always free, there’s no cost in learning your legal options.