The following physical and psychological symptoms are often associated with nursing home neglect and abuse:
- Dehydration & Malnutrition
- Slips and falls
- Unattended wanderings
- Unexplained bruising
- Broken bones
- Emotional withdrawal
- Withheld or missed prescription drug administration
- Stolen personal items
- Ligature marks
Due to serious legal implications involved in nursing home neglect and abuse cases, nursing homes often deny any wrongdoing in order to avoid any fines or effect on their operator’s license. As a result, records can be changed or destroyed, eyewitnesses relocated, and blame shifted to the patient themselves. In order to secure as much information as possible, our office acts seeks all records and documentation be preserved when necessary.
Additionally, we ask that our clients be seen by a medical doctor who can verify, document, and diagnose their injuries. When necessary, we hire a private investigator to locate former employees who can testify regarding the actions of the nursing home in question.