When a family makes the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home, they expect the facility to take care of his or her loved one with utmost care.
However, nursing home abuse and negligence is far too rampant in our society.
If you have a loved one in a nursing home facility, you must be alert and recognize the signs of negligence and abuse.
If you suspect your loved one is being abused or neglected, you must contact a lawyer who specializes in nursing home abuse cases.
It’s also important to realize that nursing home abuse and neglect is not only limited to the elderly.
Anyone who resides in a nursing home, who cannot properly care for themselves, may become the victim of routine and repeated neglect. Often, many people may suspect that their loved one is being neglected or abused but aren’t sure what to do.
You must not ignore the signs of abuse. If your loved one experiences bedsores, repeated injuries that have no explanation, consistent bruises, or suffers from poor hygiene, dehydration, malnutrition, or seems unusually afraid of the nursing home staff then you must contact an experience lawyer immediately.
You should not hesitate to make a phone call. You must realize that your loved one is defenseless and cannot take the steps necessary to protect his or her well being. They are 100% dependent upon you to be their voice.
You should look for a lawyer who is passionate about eliminating nursing home abuse and negligence and who has a proven success record with these cases. They will speak with you free of charge and assess the situation.