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Nursing Home Negligence Is a Type of Abuse

Placing your elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility isn’t a decision that’s taken lightly. Finding the right long-term care facility requires thorough online research, friendly phone calls and in-person meetings. Unfortunately, not every facility will provide the minimum standard of care you might assume.

Sadly, gross negligence is quite prevalent in nursing homes. In many cases, it puts the lives of the elderly at risk and can result in injuries, trauma and even death. While neglect may not sounds as bad as abuse, which is also widespread in the nursing home community, it’s important to know that negligence is a type of abuse. While abuse tends to be more noticeable to outside members, neglect can result in similar personal injuries. Failure to respond to a resident’s request for assistance, administering the wrong medication and inattentive staff are just a few examples of common nursing home neglect.

If you notice any of the following, there might be a case for nursing home neglect:

  • Bedsores
  • Unattended and wandering residents
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Ligature marks on the wrists or ankles
  • Bruises and cuts
  • Sudden emotional changes
  • Rashes due to lack of dry clothes

If you suspect your loved one has suffered an injury while at a nursing home or assisted living facility, you need to ask questions, take photos, get documentation and hire the services of an experienced attorney. The sooner you enlist legal guidance, the better equipped you’ll be if the claim goes to court.

At Goodman Acker, P.C., our Detroit nursing home abuse attorneys will listen to your case and determine whether or not your family member may be entitled to compensation. We represent clients under a contingency fee basis, so you don’t pay until we win a settlement or recovery.

Call (248) 793-2010 or contact us today for a free case review.