Nursing Home Abuse
What is nursing home abuse under the law?
Nursing home abuse can best be defined as any type of unjustified harm suffered by the resident of a nursing home or other long-term care facility, including physical injuries, emotional trauma, sexual abuse or assault, and financial exploitation.
If you or your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect while in a nursing home or assisted living facility, YOU NEED A LAWYER.
How can I report nursing home abuse?
If you believe you or a loved one are being abused in a nursing home, you can report the abuse to a variety of outlets in a variety of ways. For example, you can call a nursing home abuse hotline, you can report the suspected abuse to outside doctors or other medical personnel, contact Adult Protective Services in your state, or report the abuse to law enforcement.
What are the common signs of nursing home abuse?
The common signs of nursing home abuse include but are not limited to continual deprivation of food or water, rape or other forms of sexual assault or battery, fear of home or facility staff by the elderly resident, lack of care for medical conditions, and unexplained physical injuries.