Nursing home abuse is something that has become quite common, regardless of the cost of a facility, the demographic of people in a facility, or the people who are working there. Bruises, broken bones, malnutrition, emotional abuse and signs of sexual abuse occur at nursing homes across the United States. Sometimes the signs of abuse are very obvious, but most other situations are a bit more confusing. The patient could show signs of a potential issue, but there may not be proof. Utilizing the help of a nursing home abuse attorney can be beneficial to protect your loved one.
Elderly nursing home residents are vulnerable to being mistreated by staff members, the people whom they rely on for every aspect of their daily lives. There are tens of thousands of complaints each year regarding possible cases of physical abuse of nursing home residents and many instances of abuse are not even reported at all because the residents are simply unable to do so.