Unfortunately, nursing home negligence is a significant problem today. Did you know that out of actual reported incidents, one out of four nursing homes are responsible for the serious injury or even death of one of their residents? Imagine the numbers that go un-reported. Unacceptable, but it’s the truth.

Sadly, some loved ones become too much for the family to take care of, so reluctantly the family relies on the experience of professionals to care them. Many families believe that their loved one is being cared for properly, but often such is not the case. On several occasions the family member being cared for is afraid to speak up if being abused or neglected. A few key warning signs of nursing home negligence to keep an eye out for are:

  • Bed Sores
  • Open Wounds
  • Soiled Clothing and Bed Sheets
  • Unkempt Appearance
  • Broken Bones or Bruises
  • Unexplained Injuries or Bleeding
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Medication Errors
  • Physical Abuse
  • Unexplained Changes in Behavior
  • Refusal by the Staff to Allow Unsupervised Visitation
  • Over-medicated Residents
  • Medical Errors
  • Loss of the Resident’s Possessions
  • Unexplained Bank Activity
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Abrupt Changes in Financial Documents

Any of these situations are extremely serious and should be reported immediately. The next step is finding an attorney who has experience in nursing home negligence cases.

What can I expect from a nursing home negligence attorney?

You can expect:

  • To be advised of your rights
  • To be guided through the process and have any questions answered
  • That you and your loved one will receive the maximum settlement possible
  • For your attorney to work with the nursing home’s legal staff

If you suspect that your loved one is being treated unfairly in a nursing home, please contact us. We are here for you every step of the way. For questions or guidance in nursing home negligence, contact Attorney Jim Brady and Associates, P.C. at 508-660-8888.