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Signs of Nursing Home Neglect
Neglect can be one of the worst ways to abuse an elderly person. This type of mistreatment may be considered a form of torture, especially when a resident’s basic human needs are denied. Attorney Jerry Taylor, our nursing home neglect attorney, works hard to restore the dignity and respect that was heartlessly stolen from helpless nursing home residents.
At the Taylor Law Firm, LLC, we continue to devote a large portion of our law practice to nursing home cases because we see what a difference each successful verdict or settlement makes. When we shine a light on neglect, abusers are shut down and the whole industry takes notice. Our team strongly believes that good care in nursing homes must become the norm and not the exception.
Whether you only suspect neglect of an elderly relative or you have seen it in play, our Alabama nursing home lawyer is ready to help get your loved one out of harm’s way. If you would like to learn more about our nursing home litigation experience and how it can help your family, please call 251.990.2270 or e-mail the Taylor Law Firm.
Examples of Neglect
When a staff member fails to provide necessary care, it endangers a resident’s physical and emotional health. For instance, a resident may be denied water or meals as “punishment” for acting a certain way or refusing to do what a staff member says. Negligent staff members may skip bathing residents out of sheer laziness. They may fail to answer calls for help, skip scheduled turns a resident needs to prevent bedsores, or “forget” to take them to the toilet. If an elderly person is refused opportunities for social interaction, outside communication, or physical activity, it is also considered negligent behavior.
Signs an elderly nursing home resident may be the victim of neglect include:
- Weight loss--shown by clothes that fit larger than in the past or loss of fleshiness in the face and elsewhere
- Muscle atrophy
- Unclean living conditions
- Dirty clothes, skin, and hair
- Unsafe living conditions, such as lack of heat or bad wiring
- Poor grooming
- Frozen joints
- Recurring illnesses
- Change in attitude or behavior
- Depression or withdrawal
- Medication errors
- Frequent or persistent infection
If you suspect nursing home abuse and neglect, our nursing home neglect lawyer can show your family how to take action and make the offending person pay for the harm that was inflicted upon your loved one.
To learn more about the mistreatment of elderly persons and your rights, please contact our nursing home neglect attorney today. Let us answer all of your questions about nursing home abuse and neglect by scheduling a complimentary consultation in Alabama, Mississippi or Florida including Mobile, Pensacola, Pascagoula & Gulfport.