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What Is Considered Nursing Home Abuse?

  • Senior citizens are cherished members of our society. They have raised us to be the people we are today. From the time we are born, our elders are watching over us. However, sometimes our senior citizens aren't given the respect and love they deserve. The nursing homes that we place our loved ones into don't always provide good—or even safe—living conditions. 

    Your parents or grandparents shouldn't have to suffer in their twilight years. When you place your elders in a nursing home, you expect them to receive professional care and treatment. If you suspect that your parents or grandparents have been the victims of nursing home abuse, contact a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer

    Here’s a look at some behaviors that can be considered nursing home abuse.

    Neglected Needs 

    Nursing homes that neglect the basic needs of their elders are abusing their residents. Providing basic needs like food, clothing, and general comfort should be the top priority for nursing homes. If your parents or grandparents are underweight or unclean, they are likely suffering from abuse. 

    Your elders don't deserve to suffer in their old age because of someone's negligence or aggression. The men and women who raised you shouldn't have to live in filthy conditions that are borderline dehumanizing. 

    Physical and Verbal Abuse

    Disturbingly enough, there are staff members in nursing homes who physically and verbally abuse the residents. These staff members take advantage of the elders and cause severe damage to their victims. Verbal, emotional, and even sexual abuse can occur inside of a nursing home facility. Many seniors are unable to report their abuse due to their health conditions.

    Your elders shouldn't be at the mercy of a disturbed individual. Abuse can severely injure your elders or worse. Your parents or grandparents deserve justice—not silence and inaction in their time of need.

    Contacting a personal injury attorney can set your family on the path toward fair compensation. 

    Other Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

    Elder abuse comes in many forms. The following are some telltale signs of abuse inside of nursing homes: 

    • Malnutrition
    • Bed sores
    • Bruising, skin damage, or broken bones
    • Poor hygiene or bathing, as well as bad body odor
    • Infection
    • Displaced feeding tube
    • Improper catheter care
    • Bowel and bladder injuries

    Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

    The lawyers at Custodio & Dubey, LLP will do what it takes to obtain justice for your parents or grandparents. Your elders are too precious to be mistreated by the negligent staff of a nursing home. With a combined twenty-five years of legal experience, the attorneys at Custodio & Dubey, LLP are ready to help you win compensation for nursing home abuse. 

    Our firm offers a free initial consultation to all of our clients. Client-friendly practices like this help ensure that you're in the right hands. If you suspect that your elder is being abused, contact one of our experienced lawyers at 213-593-9095. You can also contact us at our website and find more information relating to your case.