If you trusted a nursing home or assisted living facility to care for a family member or loved one, and now you suspect abuse, you are not alone. Sadly, abuse among our seniors is on the rise. Every year one out of four facilities in Kansas and Oklahoma is cited for causing death or injury to a resident.
Abuse can take many forms – ranging from neglect to physical assault. Some of our most vulnerable elders are the most susceptible to abuse, including those with dementia or disabilities. No matter what form it takes, nursing home abuse is illegal and needs to be stopped!
Unfortunately, incidents of abuse are rarely reported to the proper authorities. Residents may be reluctant to complain for fear of retaliation or embarrassment, and family and friends of the victim might be unaware of the common signs of abuse.
Know the Warning Signs of Abuse!
If you notice that your loved one exhibits warning signs of abuse, take immediate action. Warning signs may include any of the following:
• Physical Injuries
• Emotional or Behavioral Changes
• Broken bones
• Bed sores and bruises
• Medication overdose
• Head injury
• Dehydration or malnourishment
• Poor hygiene
• Soiled bedding
• Agitation, withdrawal or fear
• Frequent crying
• Complaints of poor treatment
Nursing Home Abuse Law Firm DeVaughn James, LLC Can Help
The nursing home abuse lawyers at DeVaughn James, LLC, have over 30 years of experience helping people whose loved ones have suffered from nursing home abuse. An experienced nursing home abuse lawyer can help you recognize the warning signs of abuse and neglect, and get the justice and compensation that your loved one deserves.
If you believe your loved one is at risk of abuse, it is important that you recognize the warning signs and act quickly. You can protect them and their rights by calling us at 877-309-5857 or 316-977-9999. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to assist you and your family.