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The National Institute of Health notes that elder abuse is an increasingly common issue in the US, and each year hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 experience elder abuse. If you or a loved one has suffered physical, financial, emotional, or other abuse in a nursing home, assisted care facility, or during in-home care, you could be entitled to compensation for the costs and damages associated with the abuse and injuries. Call We Win Injury Law today for a free and confidential case evaluation.
Common Forms and Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
To ensure that your loved one in a nursing home is not being a victim of elder abuse, of which nursing home abuse is a form, it is important to visit regularly and keep an eye on their accounts. This helps to enable you to identify signs of potential abuse, and to investigate further to determine if it has happened.
Common forms of nursing home abuse and their signs are:
- Physical abuse – the signs of physical abuse can include bruises or broken bones from assaults, and also bedsores which exhibit neglect that can lead to physical injuries.
- Emotional abuse – if your loved one seems withdrawn or has changes in their mood or sociability, they may be experiencing emotional abuse, which can include ignoring their wishes or preferences, preventing family contact, telling lies that are hurtful, and other forms of mental or emotional manipulation and abuse.
- Financial abuse – missing money from accounts, abnormal charges or withdrawals, and missing personal property can be signs of financial abuse.
- Sexual abuse – sexual abuse is a form of nursing home abuse that includes subjecting an elder person to any sexual act without consent, and signs can include emotional detachment or increased moodiness.
If you determine that abuse has happened, it is essential that you report it immediately to the authorities. Elder abuse is a crime, and while we can help you with a civil case to collect financial compensation for the nursing home abuse, there may also be a criminal case to bring. Criminal charges help to hold the at-fault party accountable, to prevent future crimes, and the outcome of the case can be helpful in your civil claim as evidence.
Connect with Your St. George Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Working with a St. George nursing home abuse attorney on your case will help to support the best possible outcome. When you or your loved one has been injured in a nursing home or assisted care facility, you will be filing your claim with their insurance carrier. Insurance companies do not work for you, or even the nursing home, they work for a profit. Profits are increased by decreasing costs, and to the insurance company, an abused elder person is just a cost.
To ensure that you collect what you deserve in your nursing home abuse claim, it is extremely helpful to work with an attorney. We help you collect evidence to determine fault, measure your damages, and hold the nursing home accountable for their behavior.
For your risk-free, cost-free consultation on your nursing home abuse case, schedule a consultation or call (877) 939-4646 to discuss options on how we can help.