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Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

Protecting the Elderly in All 50 States

The U.S. population is aging, resulting in more disabled individuals vulnerable to nursing home abuse. Nursing home abuse includes a broad range of elder abuse and mistreatment, including:

  • Neglect
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse

The harm done to senior victims of nursing home neglect and abuse is immeasurable and includes fractures, bedsores, sexual assault, physchological abuse, and even death. Approximately 20% of the U.S. population will be 65 and older by 2050; now is the time to expose and end elder abuse by holding nursing homes accountable to the law.

We fight for the rights of the elderly and disabled, who often cannot fight for themselves. If your family member or loved one was harmed due to negligence or physical abuse at a nursing home, our lawyers have 50 years of combined experience holding nurses, staff, and care facilities accountable for their negligent or abusive actions. Our experience has allowed us to secure millions for our clients in thousands of complex abuse cases.

We offer free case evaluations—call 800.201.3999 or fill out our online form to schedule yours. We handle cases in all 50 states.

Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse claims number in the hundreds of thousands every year, but experts estimate that for every reported instance,there are 5 unreported cases. When you see the signs of abuse in nursing home residents, contact our firm immediately. It is our job to investigate and report abuse or neglect on behalf of your loved ones. We have all the resources to hold responsible parties accountable.

Common signs of nursing home abuse include, but are not limited to:

  • Frequent infection
  • Emotional withdrawal
  • Uncharacteristic agitation
  • Bedsores or bed injuries of any kind
  • Rapid weight loss or gain caused by malnutrition
  • Reluctance or fear around nursing home staff
  • Dehydration
  • Unexplained bruising
  • Signs of personal injury
  • Unattended personal hygiene

How to Report Nursing Home Abuse

If you or a family member is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, take action today. Follow the steps below:

  1. Carefully document the abuse and neglect, including the patient's name, injuries, picture of injuries, dates of abuse, and witness statements.
  2. Contact the facility - File a formal complaint against the caregiver.
  3. Call 911 - If you witness the abuse, involve the police to investigate the matter.
  4. Contact the Eldercare Locator, a resource provided by the US Administration on Aging.
  5. Contact your state's specific governing agencies. Each state has different agenciesand state-level resources involved in reporting nursing home and elder abuse.
  • Bedsore - Bedsores, also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers, are injuries caused by prolonged pressure on the skin. Bedsores can be indicative of nursing home abuse or neglect, suggesting that care staff has failed to regularly resposition the patient.
  • Bone Fractures & Breaks - Physical elder abuse can result in severe injuries, included bone fractures and breaks. Elderly patients with unexplained injuries could be victims of nursing home abuse.
  • Death - In severe cases, nursing home abuse or neglect can lead to wrongful death of the patient. Physical abuse, improper care monitoring, and medication errors can all lead to patient death.
  • Emotional Abuse - Elderly mental and psychological abuse can include humiliating, blaming, intimidating, and isolating a patient. Emotional elder abuse often results in victims being manipulated or intimidated from reporting the abuse.
  • Falls - While elderly persons are at an increased rick of falling, it is the responsibility of nursing home staff to carefully monitor patients' movements. Failure to prevent falls could indicate nursing home neglect and lack of attention from caregivers.
  • Malnutrition - Nursing home malnutrition can be caused by deliberate abuse or negligence. Elderly malnutrition or dehydration can lead to severe vitamin deficiencies and health problems.
  • Medication Errors - Medication errors in nursing homes can include not only improper dosing, but not providing neccessary fluids, not shaking or mixing medications, administering expired medications, or incorrect time or rate of administering.
  • Sexual Abuse - Nursing home residents are especially vulnerable to eldr sexual abuse, as many suffer from memory loss, confusion, and difficulties in communicating. Family members should be mindful or warning signs of abuse, including unexplained injuries and bruising, STIs, and signs of emotional distress.

Speak with our nursing home abuse attorneys today—call 800.201.3999 for your free case consultation.