Family members spend a considerable amount of money and devote many hours to ensure that their loved one is receiving the best treatment at an exceptional place. The top priority of a nursing home is to offer compassionate care and services. However, they can sometimes end up being more interested in making a profit, resulting in harm and abuse inflicted on their patients.
If you suspect that your loved one is being neglected or a target of abuse in their nursing home, it’s imperative to notify the local authorities for protection and then contact an experienced personal injury attorney. At Fischer & Associates, LLC Attorneys at Law, our Birmingham medical malpractice attorney is capable of obtaining justice for you and your family.
Indications of Nursing Home Abuse
Situating your elder loved one into a nursing home was a hard decision to make, and the potential of abuse and negligence only increases your anxiety. By understanding the signs of nursing home mistreatment, you are capable of detecting and responding to elderly abuse.
General signs of abuse and negligence include:
- Staff members delay or refuse to let visitors see a resident
- Staff members do not allow visitors to be alone with resident
- Frequent arguments or tension between staff members and resident
- Stained or bloody clothing
- Unexplained new or frequent injuries including cuts, bruises, burns and broken bones
- Unexplained weight loss
- Extremely dry skin
- Poor hygiene
How We Can Help
Over the years, our Birmingham medical malpractice attorney has recovered more than $170 million in compensation on behalf of our clients. When your family is ready, we can conduct our thorough investigation into the matter at hand and use our extensive knowledge to help your navigation through the Alabama legal system.
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