It is important for nursing home staff members to be attentive to all residents. Sadly, some nursing homes do not run as effectively and attentively as they should which results in abuse and neglect.
If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, here are a few signs to look out for.
•· Unusual behavior
•· Emotional suffering
•· Unsanitary conditions
•· Sudden weight loss
•· Unexplained injuries such as broken bones or bruises
•· Unexplained death
•· Reluctance to speak with staff members
Typically, those who reside in nursing homes are older and in poorer health. Any type of abuse or neglect on top of their other medical conditions can cause serious injuries that can sometimes be too much to overcome.
Do not assume any type of abuse or neglect is simply an accident. Although abuse is sometimes unintentional, it is still impermissible and considered abuse. 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. Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Berger and Green for a free no obligation consultation to evaluate your case.