Covington Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse Attorney
Nursing home neglect and abuse represent an especially difficult type of personal injury claim. Nursing home residents are naturally some of the most vulnerable among us, and witnessing nursing home neglect or abuse is wrenching. Knowing the signs that are closely associated with nursing home neglect and abuse can help you better protect your aging loved one, and if you have concerns, bring them up with an experienced Covington nursing home neglect/abuse lawyer today.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse includes the reprehensible element of purposefully targeting and injuring a nursing home resident. Signs of nursing home abuse are often quite pronounced, which can make them easier to spot. These signs can include:
- A drastic change in personality, mood, and/or appearance
- An unexplained (or unsatisfactorily explained) injury, such as a broken bone, head injury, serious cut, or anything else
- Newly acquired fearfulness or wariness
If something causes you to be concerned, you owe it to your loved one to err on the side of caution by taking immediate action.
Signs of Nursing Home Neglect
Neglect can be more difficult to detect than abuse is, but this fact can make nursing home neglect just as dangerous as nursing home abuse. Nursing home neglect is not purposeful but, instead, tends to be the result of failing to provide adequate care. Signs of nursing home abuse can include:
- Unexpected weight loss
- Excessive thirst or hunger
- Signs of malnutrition and/or dehydration
- Inadequate personal hygiene
- Signs that the nursing home is poorly run
- Poorly maintained personal living quarters
Consult with an Experienced Covington Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse Lawyer Today
The dedicated Covington nursing home neglect/abuse attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, are fierce and accomplished advocates of nursing home residents like your aging relative. To schedule a free consultation, please don’t wait to contact us online or call us at 833.236.9467 today.