Tallahassee Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Leon County FL

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Topic: Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing home abuse and neglect is one of the nation's largest growing problems. It is estimated that one in three nursing homes are have been reported for nursing home abuse or neglect.

This statistic is frightening, especially considering these are places which we entrust the care and everyday lives of our elders in their golden years. Also disturbing is the fact that many nursing home residents have a diminished capacity to perform specific everyday functions without assistance.

If you suspect your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, document the reasons for your suspicions and seek the legal advice of an experienced legal counsel.

Nursing home abuse and neglect may occur in many different ways. While many people associate nursing home abuse to just physical, it can also be emotional, psychological, sexual, verbal, and neglect. Signs that nursing home abuse or neglect may be present include:

  • Fractured or broken bones;
  • Unexplained or frequent falls;
  • Physical or chemical restrain use;
  • Malnutrition or suddent weight loss;
  • Dehydration;
  • Improper or over¬†/ under medication;
  • Bed sores;
  • Physical or mental abuse;
  • Unexplained injuries;
  • Unsanitary living conditions;
  • Untrained or insufficient staffing;
  • Patient abandonment;
  • Poor personal hygiene;
  • Sexual assault;
  • An unexpected or sudden death.

In the event that a death has resulted from a nursing home abuse or neglect, immediate family members of the victim may seek justice in the form of a wrongful death liability law suit.

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Tallahassee Personal Injury Attorneys Serving:

Leon County Florida, including: Tallahassee, Bradfordville, Capitola, Fort Braden, Meridian, Woodville.


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