Nursing home abuse and neglect is something that many elderly or disabled individuals are faced with each day. Roughly two million Americans reside in nursing homes or long-term care facilities and sadly, many receive poor care. If you or a loved one were abused or neglected at a nursing home or long-term care facility, know you are not alone. The attorneys at Berger and Green are here to help protect your rights and integrity. Abuse and neglect can happen in a lot of different ways. It is important to understand these issues to ensure you or your loved one is being cared for in the proper way.
Types of Abuse and Neglect
- Assault or battery
- Emotional abuse
- Lack of care for existing medical problems
- Sexual assault or harassment
- Unreasonable restraint or seclusion
- Medication errors
- Failure to observe and report changes in condition
If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, here a few signs to look out for.
- Obvious signs of an injury including broken bones or bruises
- Sudden changes in alertness or physical problems
- Reluctance to speak with staff members
- Unusual or sudden changes in behavior
- Unsanitary conditions
- Unexplained death
- Emotional distress
Some of the most serious types of injuries may include:
- Brain damage
- Broken bones
- Permanent change in mobility
- Permanent organ damage
These are only a few types of abuse and neglect signs to look out for. Ultimately you, the family member, know your loved one better than anyone else. If you feel that something is not right, do not feel alone.
It is important to consult an experienced attorney to help with your case. There may be a number of people responsible for the abuse or neglect of your loved one and it is important to understand who should be held accountable.
For a free legal consultation with a lawyer serving Pittsburgh, call (412) 661-1400
The personal injury attorneys at Berger and Green accept nursing home abuse and neglect cases on an affordable, contingent-fee basis, which means that you will not pay us any money if we do not win your case. Have you or a loved one been injured or abused at a nursing home facility and are unsure whether you have a claim? Contact Berger and Green today for a free no obligation consultation.