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Because they are physically dependant, nursing home residents are easy targets for individuals who would do them harm. The willful harming of a helpless elderly person can have serious medical and emotional consequences, and those responsible must be held to account.
Please contact Jacobs & Jacobs if you suspect this is happening to your loved one in nursing home care.
Nursing home abuse can be physical, emotional, and even sexual. Nursing home abuse can result from faulty hiring practices—failure to perform background checks on workers, for example. When nursing homes are understaffed and unable to monitor workers, dangerous individuals can have access to helpless residents. In some cases, residents can be abused by fellow residents. Nursing homes are expected to prevent this mixing of populations by isolating dangerous residents from the general population.
Nursing home residents are often unable to express themselves, making it more difficult to detect signs of abuse. It is important for family members to take note of signs of abuse, such as physical signs like bruises, as well as unusual anxiety or depression. Pursuing a nursing home abuse case not only protects your loved one, but it can also help ensure that others are protected from these harmful practices in the future.
If you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse, please call us at (203) 777-2300. Our medical malpractice lawyers in Milford fight for the results you deserve.