Protecting The Rights Of Elderly Abuse And Neglect Victims
Many elderly people rely on the care of others for medical treatment and the completion of everyday tasks. For some, their primary caregivers are the staff of nursing home facilities. While there are nursing homes that do provide the quality care that older individuals need, others fail to meet this standard and subject their patients to abuse and neglect.
The Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect
If you have an elderly family member who relies on the care of nursing home staff, be aware of any unusual medical conditions or behavior in your loved one – abuse and neglect can show as physical or mental symptoms.
Suspicious visual signs or emotional symptoms in a nursing home patient could be indicators of physical, sexual, emotional/social, and financial abuse or neglect. These types of mistreatment may appear as:
- Bone fractures
- Head injuries
- New or worsening illness
- Bed sores
- Unhygienic appearance
- Withdrawn behavior
- Changes in financial status
Any of these signs should raise concern for the possibility of nursing home abuse and neglect, and should be addressed immediately. Contact our Jacksonville nursing home abuse lawyers as soon as possible if you believe your loved one was harmed by a caregiver. We’ll help you make sure they get to safety and receive the care they need.
Schedule A Free Consultation With Spohrer Dodd Trial Attorneys Today
Our attorneys have over 150 years of collective experience representing injury victims throughout the Jacksonville, Florida, area. We understand the action that is needed to respond to an instance of nursing home abuse and neglect, and how to assist the families who have been affected.
We understand the overwhelming feelings of fear, anger and sadness you are feeling in this moment. Contact us to begin the process of achieving the justice you deserve.