Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Our elderly family members are one of our greatest treasures.  Sometimes, a loved one may be abused by a nursing home, hospital or care facility; however, this may be difficult to detect due to lack of communication.  You may notice that your parent or loved cannot express the specific problems that he or she may be experiencing because of his or her decline. 
Listed below are some of the warning signs that should alert you that your loved one may be abused or neglected by the hospital, care facility and its employees.

- Dangerous bed sores, otherwise known as decubitus ulcers, or breaks in the skin
- Malnutrition and/or dehydration
- Sudden and seemingly-unexplained weight loss of the resident
- An unsanitary or dirty facility smelling of urine and/or feces
- Unkempt appearance of the resident
- Family or resident complaints ignored by staff
- Bruises on body or broken bones of resident
- Sudden death of the resident
- A fall that may go unreported or not reported in a timely manner to the family
- Lack of staffing/understaffing at the facility
- Medication errors
  • Any combination of these dangerous conditions may indicate that your loved one is or was being abused and neglected by the hospital, nursing home or care facility while in its care.  
Warnings that are often overlooked
- A sudden change in the way your loved one is acting, more confused, less alert, more withdrawn
- A delcine in continence, in their ability to toilet
- Unexplained bruises or skin tears
- An unwillingness to get out of bed, or to leave their room
- Call lights remain unanswered for an extended period of time
- Hearing residents call out for a staff member, rather than use their call lights
- Numerous falls, even if reported to the family,can be serious
- The staff explaining the inability to complete tasks, bring water, assist an individual to toilet because "we are short today"

 

Let Our Experience Work For You
After your initial consultation, the Law Office of David Karr Jr. will evaluate your case with its team of experts to determine if you have a claim against a nursing home, hospital or care facility. 
At the Law Office of David Karr Jr., we associate with medical specialists from all over the country who assist us in working for you and your family.   
Our nursing home abuse and neglect associates consists of a network of experts from all over the country, including geriatric specialists, nutritionists, Medical Doctors, Registered Nurses, behavioralists, and Physical Therapists.  These geriatric and medical teams will work with The Law Office of David Karr Jr. and your family to hold the facility accountable for its short-comings. 

 

 


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