Nursing home abuse is a serious crime committed against a family’s most vulnerable members. If you believe that you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, don’t hesitate to contact us today for help.
Tips for Identifying Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse involves neglect and criminal acts committed against those who reside in nursing homes, and also in assisted living and extended care facilities. Though nursing home abuse is typically used to refer to crimes committed against the elderly, the term also encompasses abuse committed against the disabled, and all others who reside in facilities that provide medical care and treatment that the people cannot provide for themselves without assistance.
Nursing home abuse can take a wide variety of forms, and can include:
- Sexual abuse
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Healthcare fraud and abuse
- Material and financial exploitation
Nursing home abuse can occur right under the noses of an elderly person’s family members. Some of the signs of nursing home abuse include:
- Bruises, welts, lacerations and black eyes
- Sprains, dislocations, fractures and broken bones
- Medication overdoses
- Physical signs of restraints and punishment
- Sudden changes in behavior
- Unexplained venereal diseases
- Untreated bedsores
- Neglected personal hygiene
- Unsafe and otherwise hazardous living conditions
- The forgery of the elderly’s signature
- The unexplained disappearance of funds from bank accounts
If you believe that you or an elderly loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse, you can file a claim against a variety of parties, including:
- Medical and health care providers
- Nursing home attendants
- Employed caregivers
- Landlords and other residence providers
- The institutions and facilities who employ such parties
Our team of nursing home abuse attorneys at The Anastopoulo Law Firm is available to help protect your rights and get compensation for your injuries.
Anastopoulo Law Firm: Delivering Nursing Home Abuse Legal Representation
Nursing home abuse is a grievous and serious matter. If you believe you or a loved one has been the victim of such abuse, don’t face this challenge alone. Contact Anastopoulo Law Firm today and let us work on your behalf.