Nursing Home Abuse
As the population of America ages, elder abuse is a growing problem. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect and abuse can occur anywhere. Nursing home abuse is not always physical and can include negligence that leads to malnutrition, unsanitary living conditions and more. If you believe your loved one is being mistreated in any way, contact a Long Beach nursing home abuse lawyer at the law firm of Aitken * Aitken * Cohn for help.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
The victims of nursing home abuse are among the most vulnerable people in society, and they may be unable to communicate the horrors of their situation to anyone. It is often left up to visiting family to spot signs of abuse. The following signs might indicate abuse or neglect of an elderly patient:
- A long delay between your arrival at the facility and being able to see the resident
- Staff members seem unwilling to leave you alone with the resident
- Poor hygiene, untreated bed sores
- Sudden weight loss caused by malnutrition or dehydration
- Changes in personality or the resident displays unusual behaviors
- Resident appears listless or over-medicated
- Unexplained bruises, cuts or fractures
Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
The nursing home abuse lawyers at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn can immediately assist you if you suspect your loved one is being victimized. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case and determine the best course of action. A nursing home abuse lawsuit can be very complex, and should only be entrusted to an attorney with the experience and resources needed to take on the challenge.
At the Long Beach injury law firm of Aitken * Aitken * Cohn, we can take immediate actions to ensure the safety of your loved one, even before filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit. We will evaluate every shred of evidence and will expose any wrongdoing. Our attorneys are known to be aggressive litigators who demand justice for injured persons.
To schedule a free and private discussion of your potential case, please contact us today. All conversations between you and a nursing home abuse lawyer are completely confidential.