Nursing home abuse is among the most frustrating because our elderly loved ones are entrusted to the hands of professionals who will supposedly take better care of our loved ones than we can. However, this often does not happen. If you believe your loved one has been harmed in a nursing home due to a neglectful or abusive staff, dangerous nursing home conditions, or otherwise, a dedicated St. Petersburg nursing home abuse lawyer from our legal team is here to help. Contact Youngblood Law Firm if you or a loved one is suffering or has suffered at the hands of caregivers.
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Here at Youngblood Law Firm, we understand the pain and frustration that discovering a loved one has suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home often entails, and we extend our deepest sympathies to you during this difficult time. That said, you should know that you are not alone in this fight. Together, we will fight to hold the right parties accountable and ensure that your loved one’s rights are protected. Let a compassionate and skilled St. Petersburg personal injury attorney from our firm stand by your side and be a beacon of hope amidst these trying circumstances.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse to Look Out For
The thought of a nursing home mistreating our loved ones is disturbing, to say the least. However, it’s important to stay vigilant and always keep an eye out for potential signs of abuse. Doing so can stop the abuse in its tracks and potentially save your loved one’s life. Some of the most common signs of nursing home neglect or abuse you should look out for are as follows:
- Unexplained bruises or injuries
- Emotional withdrawal or depression
- Sudden weight loss or malnutrition
- Poor hygiene and sanitation issues
- Frequent falls or accidents
- Bedsores or pressure ulcers
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Unexplained financial transactions or missing belongings
- Excessive medication use or sedation
- Staff refusing visitation or communication
- Fear of certain staff members
- Unexplained infections or illnesses
- Inconsistent explanations for injuries
- Signs of restraint or overmedication
- Lack of personalized care and attention
Steps to Take if Your Loved One is Being Abused in a Nursing Home
If you think your loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, it is imperative that you take certain steps to get them to safety and to maximize your chances of recovering compensation for the damages your loved one has incurred. Those steps are as follows:
- Ensure your loved one’s safety and seek immediate medical attention if needed.
- Document any injuries and incidents that occurred. Preserve all evidence of abuse, including pictures, medical records, and more.
- Report abuse to the nursing home management.
- Contact Florida Adult Protective Services.
- Consult a Florida personal injury lawyer who can help you file a claim against the nursing home and fight to recover your rightful compensation.
Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Today
Don’t face an abusive or neglectful nursing home on your own. Hire a dedicated nursing home abuse lawyer from Youngblood Law Firm today so we can get started fighting for the justice you deserve.