Nursing home neglect or injury is something nobody wants to think about, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Family members may be left no choice but to contact personal injury lawyers in order to seek justice for their loved ones. Unfortunately, neglect cases in retirement homes are not uncommon. One out of every ten older individuals will experience some form of nursing home abuse. Sometimes, abuse and negligence aren’t direct. Sometimes, it’s in the overall lack of care.
Beds need changing, whether it’s in a nursing home or a residential home. Qualified and caring staff will ensure that the patient moves periodically and that they aren’t spending too much time in one position. If the team does not perform this simple duty, it could result in painful welts or even bruises for the resident.
Another common abuse case for elderly individuals is malnutrition. The fighting case for decades has been that elders lose their desire to eat. However, that doesn’t mean that the staff shouldn’t take priority in providing the appropriate nutrients and hydration.
If a patient shows signs of anxiety in their nursing home, there may be need to worry. Fears may be targeted towards certain staff members or particular rooms. It’s crucial for family members to visit their loved ones often, and assess their overall moods and behaviors. If the resident also has unexplained injuries, loved ones should certainly ask for an explanation.
At Bernstein | Polsky, we believe that everyone, regardless of age, has a right to a compassionate and caring life. When a medical institution or a retirement institution refuses to do their part, personal injury lawyers are essential. If you think that you’re loved one has been a victim of personal injury, nursing home neglect, abuse, or negligence, call our team today. We have a national client base and strive to represent your family successfully and zealously. Call 954-997-9947 today to help your loved one get the justice they deserve.