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Nursing home abuse is more widespread than most people realize, and the results are gruesome and all-around unbelievable. If you suspect a caregiver of any neglect or abuse, do something about it right away.
Nursing home abuse lawsuits are getting bigger and bigger. Settlements have been for hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. We have a team of professionals that can fight to get you as much as possible in order to prevent this type of mistreatment in the future.
If your loved ones are being...
...in any way, it is time to get help from another source to make sure the abusers get their retribution and that you and your loved one get compensation.
SIGNS THAT MAY INDICATE NEGLECT OR ABUSE
Also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, bedsores range from merely uncomfortable to severely painful and life-threatening. Causes of bedsores include friction burns, lack of movement, or exposure to moisture over a long period of time. Make sure your loved one is being rotated in bed and cleaned up frequently.
Bruises around the wrists, arms, and neck could indicate caregiver abuse. Restraints may leave belt- or rope-like marks as well.
Multiple Falling Injuries
Investigate any injury your loved one experiences. If the same explanation is used repeatedly, then this may be a sign that he or she is being physically abused.
When the wrong medication is prescribed, countless problems could result—or even death. According to the Nursing Home Abuse Guide website, studies show that 37 percent of all medical errors experienced by nursing home residents are medication errors. Consult your pharmacist to make sure your medication matches your illness.
If a nursing home resident is not adequately supervised or if not enough staff are available to supervise drinking behaviors, then family members may notice dry skin, dry mouth, persistent thirst, or canker sores. In other cases, disorientation, low blood pressure, or panting may indicate severe dehydration.
Keep an eye out for bedsores, frequent infections, and sudden weight loss. All these may be signs that your loved one is malnourished.
When nursing home staff is busy or simply lacking in numbers, hygiene may soon be neglected. Germs can spread when bathrooms are not properly sanitized, when nurses forget to wash their hands before going on to another patient, or when kitchen staff fail to dress properly or handle food safely.
Multiple Falling Injuries
* While these are not the only possible signs of abuse, nor are they guaranteed to indicate neglect or abuse, but these are common indicators.
IF YOU SUSPECT ABUSE OR NEGLECT
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WHAT ABOUT THE USE OF
A physical or chemical restraint limits movement and restricts access to your own body. Nursing homes may not use any restraints excessively, nor for discipline or the staff’s convenience.
Doctors should issue restraints for nursing home residents only when (1) it is medically necessary, (2) all other methods have failed, or (3) other residents must be kept safe. If a restraint is ordered, the doctor is required to notify the resident’s contact.
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