- March 22, 2014
- In personal Injury
Deciding to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home facility may not bean easy decision to make.
However, when we do make this decision and choose what we believe to be the right facility, we expect our loved one to be treated with the care and respect they deserve. The last thing we want to worry about is our elderly loved one being in danger of nursing home abuse.
Unfortunately, abuse in nursing home facilities happens. Approximately 2.1 million elderly Americans become victims of some type of nursing home abuse every year. If you suspect that an elderly loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse, you should consult an experienced nursing home abuse attorney to discuss your legal options.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
It is not easy to detect whether a loved is a victim of nursing home abuse. Often times, elderly individuals may be suffering from medical conditions that affect their mental capacity and ability to properly communicate what has happened.
While it may be difficult for an elderly to communicate an abusive pattern at a nursing home facility, there are certain signs that loved ones can look for that may indicate nursing home abuse, such as:
– Bruises, cuts or serious scrapes
– Sudden or unexpected loss of significant weight
– Bed sores or ulcers
– Sudden change in personality or mood
– Change in health condition, which is unrelated to a medical condition
If you observe any of these signs or anything else out of the ordinary in the overall well being of your elderly loved one or the facility where they are living, you are encouraged to immediately contact law enforcement or whoever is in charge of the nursing home. It is also in the best interest of your loved one to consult an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer to discuss the legal options.
Contact an Experienced Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with experienced Los Angeles nursing home abuse attorney Samer Habbas, please call (888) 848-5084.