Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
It can be a difficult transition when a family member moves into a nursing home. Your loved one is away from the home he or she once knew, and is likely facing serious medical or mobility issues that require round-the-clock care. It is then devastating when they become victim to an unspeakable crime of nursing home abuse or neglect.
We understand the sensitive nature of these issues and provide compassionate and understanding legal services. Our dedicated attorneys work directly with the victims and their family members in order to obtain evidence and build a strong case.
Taking advantage of or neglecting a vulnerable patient in a nursing home is a heinous crime and should not go unpunished. We help ensure that your family is compensated for the offense, and that these crimes will not be repeated in the future.
Nursing home abuse issues include:
- Bed sores
- Failure to monitor patients
- Failure to follow safety and precautionary rules
- Failure to protect patients from abuse
- Failure to inform family members of adverse events
- Administration of the wrong drug
- Over and/or under administration of a drug
Nursing Home Sexual Abuse
We assume nursing homes will protect and care for loved ones. However, some of these employees overseeing a patient’s care are committing disgusting crimes due to negligent hiring practices and supervision.
Police or state officials are not alerted to these crimes often because either the victim is afraid or his or her memory is not a full strength. Combined with the nursing home administrator’s unwillingness to uncover their employees actions, victims and their families must fight for justice.
Keep this in mind - non-consensual touching, sex, or even photography of the victim constitutes sexual abuse. Knowing the signs of nursing home sexual abuse can help stop the absue and prevent further suffering for other residents.
Nursing home sexual abuse signs include:
- Extreme depression
- Difficulty walking
- Difficulty sitting
- Vaginal bleeding
- Evidence of STDs
- Bruises around the genital or breasts
- Torn clothing in unusual spots
For additional information, visit our nursing home sexual abuse blog post.
Contact The Chiozza Law Firm at 901-526-9494 for a free consultation if you are a loved one believe that nursing home abuse or negligence has been committed. These are problems that need to be closely examined and prevented in the future.
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