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Bruises

Bruises from Nursing Home Abuse

Does Your Loved One Have Unexplained Bruising?

Bruises are a common injury involving discoloration of the skin indicating physical trauma to that specific region. Some people bruise more easily than others, gaining them from just minor bumps and hits; however, bruising can also be indicative of serious impact. Bruising is especially prevalent among the elderly, as their bodies do not recover from impact and trauma in the same way as a healthy, young body.

If your loved one has unexplained bruises on their body, it may be a warning sign that they are the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect. Contact Pintas & Mullins for a free case review today.

Understanding Bruises & Contusions

Bruises (medically known as a contusion) are a soft tissue injury involving blood leakage just beneath the skin. First signs of a bruise include soreness and redness. Over time, the bruise will turn blueish-black. As the healing process proceeds, it will fade to green and yellow.

There are three levels of bruising severity:

  • Subcutaneous – Beneath the Skin
  • Intramuscular – Within the Underlying Muscle
  • Periosteal – Bruise on the Bone

Bruises beneath the skin are the most common; the other two are much more rare and usually only occur when the victim has suffered from some form of trauma. In a nursing home, they may indicate a serious fall.

Contacting a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

If your loved one has suffered from bruises of some kind, and you suspect that they are tied to some form of abuse or neglect, we encourage you to contact our Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys today. We partner with top-litigation firms around the country—meaning that you get two firms for the price of one. Our lead attorneys have more than 50 years of shared experience between them and have been successful in recovering millions for our clients nationwide.

Learn more about how our nursing home abuse attorneys can help with your case. Contact us now.