NURSING HOME ABUSE
Nursing homes can be happy and safe places for our loved ones, but unfortunately that is not always the case.
While most patients are treated with respect, nursing home administrators face high pressure to increase profits. Unfortunately, this means they resort to undertraining employees, understaffing facilities, or hiring abusive staff.
Nursing homes may be held liable for situations where patients are neglected or abused.
Examples of nursing home abuse or neglect can include:
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Physical abuse
- Failure to provide proper care
It is the responsibility of patient’s family members to be aware of the treatment their loved one is receiving. Signs of nursing home abuse and neglect can include:
- Severe weight loss and malnutrition
- Inattentive staff (e.g., failure to answer call light)
- Poor hygiene
- Attacks by staff and other patients
- Unsanitary facility
- Bruises and unexplained injuries
- Illegal restraints
- Strange behavior changes
- Decubitus pressure ulcers
- Dehydration, infections, sepsis
- Bone fractures
- Theft of personal property
- Lack of communication
The legal team of Mullaney & Mullaney will thoroughly investigate the nursing home and its staff to determine the presence of negligent care, and we will also assist in finding a new nursing home for your family’s loved ones. If the claim seems viable, we will represent the case on a contingency fee basis, meaning no fees are due unless the case is won.
Delay will only cause increased harm. If your loved may be receiving negligent care, immediately contact Gerald Mullaney, a personal injury attorney with over 20 years of experience.