Fight Back Against Nursing Home Abuse
The elderly are among the most vulnerable people in our society. If they’re put under negligent or abusive care, they may not be able to physically leave, alert their family members or stop the abusive care. Moreover, symptoms of mistreatment can be difficult to spot, and it can be hard to know what to do if you suspect nursing home negligence or abuse may be taking place.
At Killian Law Firm, LLC, we’re committed to fighting for your loved ones after abuse or neglect has occurred. Our personal injury attorneys can help you determine if you have a case and take aggressive legal action to get your family member the compensation they deserve.
How To Spot The Signs Of Abuse And Neglect
When you trust a nursing home or care facility to take care of your aging loved one, you expect the compassionate, attentive care your family member deserves. Knowing the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect can help you recognize if your loved one isn’t being treated properly. Some of the most common signs include:
- Bedsores and infections
- Dehydration or weight loss due to malnutrition
- Bruising or other signs of falls
- Lack of personal hygiene such as not bathing, wearing dirty laundry or poor oral care
- Less or no attention toward nursing home residents by care facility staff
- Other behaviors of neglect by care facility staff
The difference between abuse and neglect is that abuse implies the care facility seeks to harm their residents, while neglect implies that care standards aren’t being adhered to. Both situations are tragic and inexcusable.
If you think that your family member is suffering abuse or neglect in a care facility, call us today. Our attorneys can help you find the truth and seek the compensation that your loved one needs to get into a better situation and move on with their lives.
Offering Free Consultations
We’re proud to help aging residents throughout the Brunswick area fight for their rights. You can reach our firm by sending us a message or calling us at 912-263-9520. We offer free initial consultations to review your case.