Signs of Physical Abuse in Nursing Homes
When loved ones are entrusted to the care of nursing homes or assisted living facilities, this is done with the expectation that they will not be subject to treatment which will harm them. Regrettably, there are many instances each year in which nursing home residents are abused, whether by caregivers, by other residents, or by other individuals who have access to the facility. Physical abuse can have diverse negative consequences for a loved one and can produce significant adverse health effects, too. Accordingly, it is appropriate to act swiftly to intervene when abuse is suspected.
If you or your loved one has been a victim of physical abuse in a nursing home, do not delay seeking legal counsel and representation. Nursing home residents deserve to be treated with dignity and we can help you to hold abusers and facilitators of abuse accountable for the harm that has been suffered. Contact a Nashville nursing home abuse lawyer of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765 to schedule a free consultation.
Indicators of Possible Abuse
Unfortunately, the majority of physical abuse cases in nursing homes go unreported because the victims are fearful of more serious abuse from the employees. If your loved one lives in a nursing home, be sure to remain alert for the following signs of abuse so you can take action if necessary:
- Unexplained injuries
- Sudden change in your loved one’s personality
- Sudden weight loss or weight gain
- Broken objects in his or her room
- Torn clothing
This can be a devastating time in your life, especially if your loved one has suffered serious physical injuries or trauma from abuse. We are committed to helping our clients to seek justice and appropriate financial compensation in these difficult circumstances. Contact a Nashville nursing home abuse attorney of Pohl & Berk, LLP, by calling 615-277-2765 today.