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Detecting Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse can take many forms and may be physical, mental, emotional, sexual or financial. Inflicting malnutrition or dehydration, overmedication, and use of unnecessary confinement or restraints are just some examples of elder abuse. Signs this may be occurring include unexplained bruises or injuries, untreated medical conditions, inexplicable weight loss, and unhygienic conditions. If an elderly person shows a sudden worsening of their mood or mental state, or strange changes in their spending patterns, these are also indications of possible abuse.
Nursing home abuse is a heartbreaking occurrence which violates the rights of the elderly. They deserve to be treated with dignity and provided with exceptional care. Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospices, home health care aides and other elder care providers are, in fact, legally required to maintain a certain standard of care for those in their charge. If you or someone close to you is the victim of neglect or outright abuse, seek the help of an Atlanta personal injury attorney. Even if you only suspect this to be the case, it is vital that you take action to protect those who may be unable to defend themselves.
If you or a loved one has experienced an injury due to nursing home abuse, your fight for justice can begin at the Law Office of Neil Flit. We offer a free consultation in which we will listen to your concerns, answer your questions and determine how we can best help you. Obtaining compensation can assist with obtaining any necessary medical treatment and provide the wherewithal to obtain a better quality of care. Your case may also help other elderly persons avoid mistreatment in the future as your facility and the elder care community is held to a higher standard.
Contact an Atlanta personal injury lawyer if you know of or suspect an incidence of nursing home abuse.