Abuse in Nursing Homes
Nursing homes are often the last place that we would expect loved ones to be placed in danger. When we are unable to take care of elderly family members, nursing homes can be a viable option to ensure they are receiving proper assistance. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a severe and often overlooked problem across the nation. Those in nursing homes can be the victims of extreme abuse. This can include sexual abuse and negligence that can lead to not only physical, but emotional trauma. Often, victims are unable to speak for themselves. Due to this, it is important for the families of nursing home victims to be able to spot the common signs of abuse.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
The consequences of nursing home abuse can not only show physically, but can change the overall emotional state of a loved one. Warning signs of nursing home abuse and neglect include:
- Bed Sores
- Unexplained injuries, ranging from bruises to fractures
- Unexplained weight loss as a result of malnutrition
- Poor hygiene
- Emotional withdrawal or increased agitation
- Reluctance to be in staff member’s presence or other sudden changes in behavior
Although these signs vary in ways they are visible to a family member, all can be equally devastating to a victim. Abuse and neglect of any form should never be tolerated and a victim can be entitled to compensation for their suffering.
Contact an Oklahoma Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Today
If you believe your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, contact the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma at (405) 239-7046. No one should have to suffer through the physical and emotional consequences of nursing home abuse and neglect. Contact our experienced attorneys today to ensure your loved one receives the compensation that he or she deserves.