Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect
Nursing home abuse and neglect is a growing area in personal injury/medical malpractice law. The number of claims and reports of mistreatment causing serious injury in nursing home facilities is on the rise. Often, nursing home residents are at risk of falling or developing pressure sores due to deteriorating physical or mental conditions.
If you have a loved one in a nursing home, it is best to be on the lookout for signs of abuse and mistreatment no matter how much you trust or like the nursing home and its staff. If you notice your loved one experiencing rapid weight loss, bruising, bedsores or severe mood changes, or if your family member seems overmedicated or sedated, then nursing home neglect or abuse may be the cause.
There are several types of elderly neglect, such as:
- Decubitus ulcers
- Bed rail-related incidents resulting in injury or death
- Burns due to smoking or bathing
- Residents falling or being dropped
- Infection due to staff negligence
- Medical errors
- Medication errors
- Physical abuse
- Insufficient protection from physical abuse or sexual abuse
Our attorneys’ goal at Hilbrich Law Firm is providing the best representation and securing the most reasonable outcome possible for every client.