Chandler Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Abuse of senior populations living in nursing homes and assisted care facilities in Chandler, Arizona and throughout the country is rampant. Many of our elders living in such communities, who should be treated in a respectful and loving manner, are too often dealt with in a horrendous manner, made to suffer a whole swath of abuses at the hands of those charged to protect them and to keep them healthy.
The foremost concern in nursing home abuse cases is the person who has been abused. Beyond the suffering of the abused person, there are a number of other extremely important aspects to any nursing home abuse claim. Those who bring abuse cases against negligent facilities that allow this behavior to occur, force them to change the way they treat those for which they authorized to care or to shut down completely. Elder and nursing home abuse cases against one facility will often serve as a warning against other facilities in the state, and may sometimes cause administrators of other facilities to look more closely at the care they are giving to their residents. To help stamp out abuse in nursing homes or long term care facilities, it is important to investigate further and to take action if necessary in cases where you suspect a loved one is being abused in such a facility. For help, contact a Chandler personal injury attorney at The Husband & Wife Law Team.
Most people would not know the signs of abuse or neglect. You may have a feeling that something is not quite right with the facility in which your loved one is living, but you may not know what you should look for. There are a number of different signs of abuse, but there is not comprehensive list. That said, if you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect of a loved one, you should look for unexplained bruises, fractures, cuts, or other injuries suffered while at the facility. Bedsores are also a common sign of nursing home neglect. This is true as well when a loved one's joints no longer move, and when limbs become immobile or "frozen" as a result. All these can indicate lack of care or even abuse by caregivers at the facility.
Unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding, as well as blood in the patient's underwear, may point to potential sexual abuse. These are some of the worst cases of abuse or neglect. Many times a loved one who lives in a nursing home or other long term care facility cannot tell you what is happening, either because they are no longer able to communicate due to his or her physical or mental health, or even because they are afraid to do so because of possible ramifications from staff. Sudden changes in behavior can imply that there is abuse or neglect.
In the event that you are ever denied access to your loved one, or visiting rights are suddenly not allowed, this should immediately be taken as a warning that abuse or neglect could be happening. If you see any signs or symptoms of potential abuse or neglect, we recommend that you follow up and get answers for any unexplained injuries or other evidence that shows your loved one may not be receiving proper care.
If you suspect any type of abuse or neglect may have occurred in a nursing home, call the experienced Chandler nursing home abuse lawyers at The Husband & Wife Law Team for a free consultation.
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