Savannah Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
We Drop the Hammer on Abusive Care Facilities
If you have an elderly family member or other loved one who resides in a nursing home, the mere thought of them being mistreated or neglected in a place meant to provide care and nurturing is unthinkable. Unfortunately, abuse in nursing homes is a common occurrence that happens every day.
At Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys, we refuse to let negligent nursing homes and abusive staff members continue to harm our clients. Discuss your situation with us as soon as possible so that we can put a stop to the abuse and get you the compensation you deserve.
Give us a call at (912) 809-5335 now to request a free consultation.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
It is important to contact a qualified attorney as soon as possible if you suspect or know that your loved one is suffering abuse or neglect in their care facility. Nursing home abuse can be physical, sexual, financial, emotional, or psychological.
Examples of serious abuse in nursing homes include:
- Hitting, pushing, shoving, or other physical harm
- Sexual assault, harassment, or rape
- Improper restraints
- Isolation from friends and family
- Manipulating or forcing a resident to sign a will, contract, or other legal document
- Mental or emotional abuse, including verbal threats, babying, and silent treatment
Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
In order to protect your loved one from further physical, mental, or emotional injuries, nursing home abuse must be stopped as soon as signs appear. That’s why it’s important to be able to recognize the signs of nursing home abuse.
Be on the lookout for:
- Open wounds
- Complaints from your loved one or other residents
- Unexplained infections or illnesses
- A change in your loved one’s attitude or personality
- Malnutrition or dehydration
Nursing home neglect qualifies as the failure of a senior’s caretaker to issue the proper care and attention that is necessary to the senior’s health and well-being.
Nursing Home Risk Factors
Determining the risk factors of a caregiving facility may help determine the risk of nursing home abuse within that facility. The higher the number of risk factors, the higher the chances are your loved one could suffer abuse or neglect.
In some cases, the employees most likely to cause harm to patients are experiencing:
- High amounts of stress on the job or in personal life
- Financial or relationship problems
- Drug or alcohol problems
- Poor mental or physical health
- Isolation from society
- Growing distaste for the elderly, certain individuals, or people in general
Due to staff shortages at many nursing homes around the country, some caretakers who cause harm or neglect to their patients may simply be undertrained or overwhelmed. About half of nursing homes do not meet the minimum staffing requirement for nurse’s aides and caretakers.
Sometimes nursing home abuse can be provoked by a difficult or aggressive resident, although employees are trained to deal with those situations, and it is no excuse for abusing a resident. However, even those who are well trained to deal with this sort of behavior can be pushed too far, and it’s important to recognize when a possible problem may arise due to a strained or volatile relationship between a resident and their caretakers.
Standing up for Nursing Home Abuse Victims
Attorney Jamie Casino and the rest of our Savannah nursing home abuse lawyers speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Though you or your elderly loved one’s story is not our own, we are honored to be able to tell it.
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