Warning Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse
Elder care experts often cite research studies that have documented evidence of the importance of family visitors in nursing homes. Studies have shown that nursing home residents who receive frequent visits from family members receive more attentive care. Your watchful eye can make the difference for your elderly or disabled family member. Are you worried about possible warning signs of nursing home abuse affecting your mother, father, husband, wife, son or daughter in a care facility? Talking to an experienced nursing home neglect attorney is an important step to take in times of doubt.
Have You Observed Any Of The Common Signs Of Nursing Home Neglect?
Contact Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., if you have noticed or heard about any of the following warning signs of abuse and neglect:
- Emotional and behavioral changes such as agitation, frequent crying or lethargy
- Physical evidence of abuse such as skin tears or unexplained bruising
- Poor hygiene, possibly resulting in bed sores or pressure sores — and in the most serious cases, even sepsis
- Reports of, or evidence of, physical abuse, sexual abuse or restraints
- Poor monitoring of residents, possibly resulting in resident abandonment or elopement
- Frequent falls
- A broken bone
- Evidence of dehydration or malnourishment
- Evidence of overmedication or failure to administer correct medications on schedule
- Evidence of delays in initiating needed medical treatment
Do you suspect that your family member who lives in a nursing home has experienced abuse and neglect? Your relative may have declined faster than you expected — or he or she may have passed away under suspicious circumstances after entering a care facility. Something doesn’t seem right, and you want answers. You may also want to ensure that the nursing home take steps to correct inadequate care procedures.
All of these are good reasons to contact a lawyer. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., has helped many individuals and families bring effective legal actions after abuse and neglect had caused harm to nursing home residents.
Ask An Attorney About How To Pursue Compensation For Losses And Expenses
There are likely bills to pay, including medical bills, costs for higher levels of care, and/or funeral and burial costs. In addition, your loved one and your family have no doubt suffered considerable intangible, but very real losses. Loss of society, companionship, love and affection as well as grief and sorrow are all potential losses associated with a nursing home abuse and neglect case.
We Understand Your Objectives: Answers. Compensation. Changes In Care Procedures.
Our Chicago attorneys are here to help you and your family find ways to right wrongs in verified cases of abuse and neglect. Let us advise you on steps to take when warning signs of nursing home abuse point to neglect and wrongdoing.
In Case Of Signs Of Elder Abuse Or Nursing Home Resident Abuse, Get Answers, Get Help | Contact A Chicago Lawyer Today
Discuss your or your loved one’s injuries and losses while under the care of a nursing home in Illinois. Our lawyers offer free initial consultations. Call 312-386-7683 or email us to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.