Injuries Stemming From Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect
After making the decision to place someone in a nursing home and carefully selecting a facility, families expect their loved one to be well-treated and properly cared for. Unfortunately, instances of nursing home abuse and neglect frequently occur. When a loved one suffers a nursing home injury because of abuse or neglect, families turn to the compassionate attorneys of Berenson & Associates, PC in Albuquerque for help.
Dependent And Vulnerable
Nursing home patients rely on caregivers for assistance with many daily activities, including eating, dressing and bathing. Although routine, these activities pose inherent risks for someone in poor health, and nursing home injuries are commonplace. However, family members need to be able to distinguish between a true accident and issues arising from neglect or intentional harm.
Injuries resulting from nursing home abuse include:
- Unexplained bruises, marks or broken bones
- Bedsores, especially those involving deep tissue or bone
- A sudden and unexplained fear of physical touching
- Poor hygiene and soiled clothing or bedding
- Unreasonable use of restraints
- Overmedication or high levels of sedation
- Signs of malnutrition or dehydration
- Several injuries all at different stages of healing
While some elderly patients undergo behavioral changes or periods of unrest, be on the alert for any sudden and unexplained shifts in behavior. Abuse can be particularly difficult to identify when the victim suffers from a degenerative cognitive condition.
Get Help For Your Loved One
End the abuse and hold those responsible accountable. From our office in Albuquerque, our lawyers represent victims injured at care facilities and their families throughout New Mexico. To schedule a no-charge consultation, please reach us online or call 505-227-8315.