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Have You Noticed Signs That A Loved One Has Experienced Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect?

When your loved one is moved to a Nursing Home, you trust that the Nursing Home is the safest place for them and will provide the utmost care, treatment and services. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, as every year thousands of nursing home patients are the victims of injury and even death. If you believe your loved one is a victim of neglect or abuse at their nursing home, contact us for a free consultation, so you can speak to one of our experienced attorneys.
Nursing home neglect or abuse can be witnessed in many forms, as it results from a breach of the nursing home’s duty that caused harm or death to a resident. Some forms of abuse or neglect are immediately apparent while others are not so obvious.

Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse Can Include:

Medical Neglect: When nursing home employees fail to properly address or prevent a resident’s medical concerns, it results in harm or death. Such examples include, but are not limited to, failure to diagnose and/or treat medical conditions, inadequate diabetic care, medication errors, the development of bedsores, and infections,

Neglect of Basic Needs: This type of neglect occurs when a nursing home fails to provide adequate food and water, leading to malnutrition and/or dehydration. toileting assistance, mobility assistance, falls/drops, hygienic care, or a clean, safe environment for a resident.

Emotional/Verbal Abuse: This could include ignoring, berating, threatening, or humiliating a nursing home resident.

Physical or Sexual Abuse: Patients with cognitive disabilities and memory issues, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, can easily fall victim to abuse, as they are less likely or unable to remember the physical or sexual abuse that occurred and cannot report the incident.

The cause of injury to your loved one is not always easily identified. However, if you notice your loved one is suffering from any of the following signs, there may be a victim of nursing home neglect or abuse.
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Unexplained weight loss

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Poor hygiene

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Unexplained injuries such as cuts, scratches, and bruises

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Broken Bones

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Unsanitary living conditions,

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Bed sores, and other infections

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Sudden behavioral/attitude changes

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Drugged/dazed behavior

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Excessive drowsiness/sleepiness

If you witness any of the above signs, this can be evidence of abuse or neglect—especially if your loved one suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other condition that affects their memory and ability to communicate for themselves. If you suspect, or your loved one reports, that they have been abused or neglected in any way, you can contact Arizona Adult Protective Services, or your local law enforcement agency, to report the incident.

For help in making a claim and securing compensation for your loved one’s injuries, pain, and suffering, contact AJ Law immediately to speak to one of our experienced attorneys at a free consultation.
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