When we place our loved ones in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, we expect the caregiver to satisfy basic needs and prevent harm. While most facilities provide proper care, that is not always the case. While we don’t know exactly how many people are suffering from nursing home and other elder neglect, some statistics cite over one-half new cases of neglect are reported to authorities each year. And those are just the reported cases.
Know the warning signs of nursing home neglect
Types of nursing home neglect may include:
- Bedsores and pressure injuries
- Slips and falls
- Verbal, physical, or sexual abuse
- Medication and treatment mistakes or neglect
- Clogged breathing tubes and choking
Patients experiencing neglect or abuse may suddenly lose weight, get bedsores, have unexplained bruises or broken bones, become sad and lethargic, or even die.
Take action. Contact an experienced attorney at Buzzell, Welsh & Hill
Families of these victims often feel anger and frustration, but don’t know what to do about it. Don’t tolerate this unacceptable standard of patient care. If you or a loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, contact an attorney at Buzzell, Welsh & Hill immediately to set up a free consultation. We’ll stop the abuse, secure appropriate treatment, and get you the financial compensation you deserve.