Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
New Jersey Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Protects Your Family and Loved Ones
Nursing home abuse can occur in various forms (physical, verbal, emotional, neglect). Detecting abuse is the first step to stopping it. At Sugarman Law, we hold nursing homes responsible for their negligence when it causes injury or wrongful death. We are dedicated to protecting your and your family’s rights to treatment complying with the standard of care and New Jersey and federal law.
Here are some signs of neglect and abuse to watch for — to ensure that your family and loved ones are being taken care of the right way:
Signs of Physical Abuse
- Unexplained injuries: bruises, open cuts, welts, hurting body parts
- Fractured and broken bones and dislocations
- Reports of medication errors: Drug overdoses or failure to consistently be given medications
Signs of Verbal and Emotional Abuse
- Fear of contact with nursing home staff
- Unexplained confusion and/or disorientation
- Depression or sudden mood changes
- Increased Anxiety
Signs of Neglect
- Poor and deteriorating hygiene: Stained and torn clothing, broken teeth, odor of feces and/or urine on resident or in bathroom
- Dehydration: Always thirsty
- Malnutrition: Always hungry and has experienced rapid weight loss
- Bed sores and pressure ulcers, typically on buttocks, lower back, and/or heels
- Staff’s failure to respond when paged by resident or family member
- Contracture of arms and legs (frozen/locked joints from lack of physical therapy and/or movement)
- Recurring infections: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) or Sepsis
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Has your mother, father, family member or friend been injured by a bedsore, fall or other nursing home neglect or abuse? Please fill out the contact form or call Barry Sugarman and the nursing home litigation team at Sugarman Law at 866-657-5660. Sugarman Law obtains compensation for those who suffer injuries and death from nursing home neglect and abuse.
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