Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
No one ever expects to have a family member or friend be victimized in a nursing home. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is far too common in today’s society. Abuse includes more than physical abuse alone; it spans a gamut of behavior in which the resident is treated improperly either through aggression or neglect.
Some examples of nursing home abuse may include:
- Hitting, slapping, restraining
- Broken Bones
- Bed sores and bruises
- Medication overdose,
- Soiled bedding
- Poor hygiene
- Malnourishment or Dehydration
- New conditions not reported to doctors
Other Areas of Abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse or neglect (such as bullying, taunting, insulting, and abandonment)
In addition, some staff members may take advantage of a person’s cognitive aging by seeking to benefit financially from residents or patients. Forcing or convincing someone to sign legal documents or share money is known as financial abuse and can also be prosecuted in a personal injury nursing home abuse lawsuit. If you notice emotional or behavioral changes (such as frequent crying, agitation, withdrawal or fear) in your loved one, take action immediately. Contact our team of experienced Dayton Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers to discuss your case further.