Nursing Home Neglect:Don’t Let It Happen To Your Loved Ones
While the horrors of nursing home neglect are public knowledge, many elderly residents and patients are still subject to such treatment. Neglect can take many forms, from emotional and physical abuse to a lack of medication and basic needs. The team at Gazda & Tadayon is dedicated to holding those responsible for this neglect accountable, and we hope to set an example regarding this often-overlooked type of personal injury.
Signs of Neglect
The decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home is not an easy decision and requires a great deal of trust in caretakers. Understanding the signs of neglect is necessary to ensure any abuse does not occur over a long period of time, especially since residents may not be able to discuss what’s happening or be fully aware of the abuse. Signs of neglect include unexplained bruises and other injuries, sudden weight loss, torn or bloody clothing, infections, hair loss, unsanitary conditions, tension between residents and staff, and unexplained changes in behavior.
Nursing Home Liability Versus Premises Liability
Although nursing home abuse takes place on site, it is not considered a premises liability. The latter refers to injury while on someone’s property, whether residential or commercial, and involves neglect of property or equipment instead of people. Nursing homes are specifically designed to provide care, and liability occurs when care is inadequate or non-existent.
Don’t let your loved one become a victim of such horrific abuse! Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you protect your family.