Attorneys Helping You Seek Accountability For Nursing Home Negligence
Nursing home negligence is most often the result of inadequate staffing. Employees who are stressed or overworked may not be able to provide the quality of care necessary to keep an elder healthy and happy. In one study of a 2,000-patient facility, only 5% of respondents had never experienced or witnessed neglect. If you or someone you love has been harmed by nursing home negligence in Pennsylvania, contact the experienced and caring attorneys at Rick Law to learn how we can help you seek compensation and accountability.
What Are Some Of The Signs Of Nursing Home Negligence?
Here are some warning signs to keep a lookout for:
- Bruises, skin tears, broken bones and other unexplained injuries
- Bedsores also called pressure ulcers
- Hygiene issues
- Improper medications either being given incorrectly or conflicting medications or excessive side effects
If you notice some signs but still aren’t sure, you can contact us to discuss your concerns.
What Consequences Do Nursing Home Residents Suffer When Neglected?
The effects of neglect can be wide-ranging and far-reaching. They include:
- Hygiene consequences (body odor, unclean clothes)
- Potential health consequences (always sick, weight loss and/or malnutrition, and fatigue)
- Social and emotional consequences (personality changes, depression, insomnia or suicidal thoughts or actions.)
- In severe cases of negligence, even death
Due to the severe consequences of elder neglect, it is critical that all cases of neglect be reported. This helps preserve the health and safety of the patient and it demands the nursing facility to improve their practices for all residents.
How Can You Prevent Neglect?
There are some things you can do to prevent neglect or address it immediately. They include:
- Believe your loved ones. Never dismiss their complaints – look into them.
- Carefully review the nursing home’s facility. Look for understaffing and unsanitary living conditions.
- Regularly contacting loved ones. Visit or telephone often. That way you can check on the patient’s mood. When visiting, you can check for any signs of inadequate hygiene or malnutrition.
- Watch for signs of abuse or neglect.
It is very, very important that you take action right away when you suspect neglect. You can contact local law enforcement, call adult protective services and social services workers and of course, contact our firm.
Discuss Your Concerns With An Attorney In A Free Consultation
When you contact Rick Law in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, one of our professional attorneys will speak with you to review the details of your case and help you choose the best course of action to help your loved one. For a free consultation, call us at 610-850-9036 or send us an email.