If your friend or loved one is in a nursing home and has unexplained or suspicious injuries such as bedsores, a broken hip or frequent falls, and you suspect nursing home abuse or nursing home negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. In the severe elder abuse where death is the result, the Brady Law Group can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of you and your family. If your loved one is being abused, chances are it has happened at that facility in the past and may be taking place with other patients right now. We will dig into the nursing home's history of federal and state violations to determine if there is a pattern of neglect. If you suspect financial exploitation, physical abuse, sexual abuse or negligent care, we can represent your claim, and your family can begin to rest a little easier.
Nursing Home Abuse Signs
Sadly, many people have had to make the decision to place their loved ones and relatives in a nursing home because they don't have the time for the constant supervision that is required when people become elderly. While abuse and neglect might not always be obvious, there are certain signs that could reveal that a person is not being treated properly:
- Emotional abuse
- Non-communicative and extremely withdrawn
- Unusual behavior, such as rocking, sucking, biting
- Confusion or sudden dementia
- Unsanitary and unclean conditions
- Physical abuse
- Skin damage
- Broken bones
- Loss of weight
If you suspect or have witnessed abuse in a nursing home, you should seek medical attention for the abuse victim immediately, if the circumstances allow it. Your next step should then be to contact the local police and other agencies in order to investigate the complaint. As criminal abuse of the elderly is not acceptable, you should also seek the help of a qualified attorney.
The attorneys at the Brady Law Group specialize in nursing home abuse and neglect cases. While monetary damages for the abuse victim can be claimed, a lawsuit with adequate consequences will also set an example for other care institutions, which may then save many others from pointless nursing home abuse and uncalled for neglect.
Oakland Elder Abuse Lawyers
We all know that our senior citizens are more vulnerable to certain crimes. These crimes prey on people who are lonely and trusting usually with more assets than most. Criminals regularly use that trust to steal a senior's money, or physically abuse or neglect him or her. That's why it's so important to watch out for our elderly family members and friends.
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