Our elder abuse attorneys will protect you and your loved ones from the damaging and unjust effects of poor/abusive nursing home care.
Nursing home negligence and abuse of the elderly is a serious problem. The nature of the abuse can take many different forms including physical, sexual, and emotional. Often times, the senior citizens living in nursing homes are physically weak and/or unable to fully care for themselves. They can’t defend themselves against these abuses in their nursing home facilities.
Types of Elder Abuse
The most common and obvious forms of elder abuse are issues of neglect that result in:
- Bed sores;
- Malnutrition and dehydration;
- Unsanitary living conditions.
However, physical abuse by caregivers towards the elderly can also be taking place. Signs include:
- Strangulation marks;
- Restraint marks.
The impact of emotional abuse, while sometimes less obvious, can be seen through a change in an elderly resident’s behavior, such as increased depression, melancholy mood or not eating.
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If you or a loved one has experienced the atrocities of nursing home neglect, you deserve to have the perpetrators brought to justice. Our negligence lawyers fiercely advocate for our vulnerable elderly clients and their families and hold nursing homes and caretakers responsible for neglect and/or abuse. We take care of our senior citizen clients to ensure they receive the best care and that their concerns, and their families’ concerns are addressed.
Contact a nursing home negligence lawyer today to schedule a free consultation and find out how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from elder abuse.