Nursing Home Negligence
Over 30% of nursing home residents experience abuse. These residents are subject to abuse, whether it is by staff or other residents. These include malnutrition, physical abuse, psychological issues, exploitation, neglect and sexual abuse.
Signs of nursing home neglect:
- Bad hygiene
- Bed sores (untreated)
- Malnutrition/weight loss/dehydration
- Substandard living conditions
- Soiled clothes/bed linens
- Medications not being administered (or being administered improperly)
Senior neglect, or nursing home negligence, generally occurs when a resident does not receive proper medical, physical, or emotional attention. As an outcome, neglect can pose serious risk of harm to victims. In certain cases, neglect may escalate to physical or emotional abuse.
If you have reason to believe your loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, hire a an experienced lawyer you can trust. John Truskett has over 13 years of experience in personal injury cases and cares about his clients. To set up your free consultation, call (918) 392-5444, or email John directly at email@example.com.
When nursing homes let down a families’ expectation and trust, they can turn to the Tulsa law firm of Truskettt Law for knowledgeable, effective and sympathetic legal assistance. Our legal team has recovered numerous dollars for injured individuals, as well as people injured and ill-treated in nursing homes.
Proper and adequate care in nursing homes is not limited to the visible care provided, like delivering food to rooms and responding to requests for help. Staff members must be vigilant in following doctors’ orders and in monitoring care needs.
- Is your loved one malnourished? Employees and staff members are in charge of watching food intake and observing nutrition requirements for diabetics and other special needs.
- Was your loved one wounded off of the nursing home premises? Facility staff is accountable for overseeing building entrances.