Things You Should Know About Nursing Home Neglect

Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

There are basically two forms of nursing home malpractice: nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect. Abuse is generally the result of a deliberate act by a staff member. This can include physical violence, verbal abuse, or financial wrongdoing. Signs include injuries, over-medication, and withdrawn behavior. Nursing home neglect results from inadequate care. Watch out for bed sores, under medicating, wandering, malnutrition, dehydration, and unsanitary conditions.

When a Family Member is Subject to Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse lawyers understand this complex area of law. They have the training and experience to thoroughly investigate your suspicions. If wrongdoing exists, they can put a stop to the abuse or neglect that is causing your loved one’s suffering. A nursing home malpractice attorney can also help you pursue monetary compensation for the victim.

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