How Do I Deal with Nursing Home Abuse?

It is always heartbreaking realizing that someone you love and care about has been neglected or abused. When it happens, the world can feel like an unfair and cruel place. It is a sad reality that many nursing homes do not provide appropriate care for their elderly residents, whether because they are more concerned with profits or because they simply do not have the resources to run a nursing home effectively. Statistics have shown that 1 in 3 elderly residents are subjected to some form of abuse.

There are many forms of abuse that an elder in a nursing home may experience. This abuse includes assault and battery, lack of attention to medical conditions, negligence to needs like food and water, sexual assault or rape, or unreasonable amounts of time spent in seclusion. Whether your loved one is a victim of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, an experienced Charleston personal injury attorney can help you seek justice for the wrongs that have been committed. Our lawyers at Preston & Salango, PLLC have compiled a list of signs you can look for when determining whether or not your elderly loved one has been abused in their nursing home.

Signs of nursing home abuse, include:

  • Withdrawn or agitated behavior
  • Sudden changes in behavior, like fear of being touched and rocking
  • Rapid weight gain or loss
  • Cuts, scrapes, bruises, open wounds, or broken bones
  • Unclean and unsanitary living conditions
  • Bed sores
  • Wanting to be alone or isolated
  • Hesitance to speak around staff members
  • Unexplained and sudden death of resident
  • Preventable falls and injuries
  • Residents are frequently ill
  • Heavy medication or sedation
  • Malnutrition and dehydration

If you have reason to believe that your loved one is a victim of elder abuse in a nursing home, contact a lawyer as soon as you can. Our personal injury attorneys can help you attain the compensation your loved one needs to recover from their pain and suffering.

Contact Preston & Salango, PLLC today to get started on your case.

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