Indiana Nursing Home Lawyer

Stand Up to Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

There is no excuse for nursing home abuse or neglect. When a loved one is placed in the trust of a nursing home or long-term care facility, it is required and being paid to insure the patient receives proper care. Unfortunately, unsafe conditions exist. When patients are injured or suffer from a lack of care, legal action should be taken. Our firm believes that those whose care is entrusted to a facility deserve a dignified existence.

If you trusted a nursing home or long-term care facility to care for a family member or loved one and now suspect abuse call us. We can help you recognize the warning signs of abuse and neglect, and get the justice and compensation your loved one deserves.

Warning Signs of Abuse or Neglect

Physical Abuse:

  • Broken bones
  • Injuries from falls
  • Cuts
  • Burns
  • Bed Sores, bruises or blisters
  • Dehydration or malnourishment
  • Medication overdose
  • Finding unconscious
  • Extreme cases include assault, battery, rape or forced restraint

‚ÄčEmotional Abuse:

  • Frequent Crying
  • Humiliation
  • Threats
  • Bullying
  • Attempts to frighten the resident
  • Agitation, withdrawal, or fear

Neglect:

  • Complaints of being ignored, consistently overlooked, and/or isolated
  • Significant, rapid weight loss
  • Withholding food, water, and/or medication
  • Failure to change bedding or take care of basic hygiene needs.

If nursing home staff refuses or delays access to your loved one when you arrive to visit during regular visiting hours, this may be a sign they are hiding something.

A practice or injury that leads to death in a nursing home is often linked back to the facility's negligence or abuse. Commonly the staff was either not trained or not following procedure. Problems with equipment, medication, and other items may also be the responsibility of the nursing home. In these cases, the nursing home may at fault for the premature death of your loved one.

Signs of these symptoms are alarming and outrageous, and yet the victim may not be able to speak for him or herself due to dementia or some other form of cognitive deterioration.

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