Common Nursing Home Abuse Injuries
Nursing homes provide regular care and assistance to individual who cannot live on their own.
For Many families, nursing homes provide peace of mind knowing their loved one is being looked after. When you put your loved one in a nursing home facility, you expect the nursing home facility to provide attentive and loving assistance to our loved ones, but unfortunately this doesn’t always happen.
What Are Common Nursing Home Abuse Injuries?
Cases of nursing home negligence and outright abuse do happen and the resulting injuries can be severe. Injuries range from bed sores to wrongful death, but other common nursing home abuse injuries include:
- Wandering, Escape, and Falls
- Physical or Sexual Abuse
- Physical or Chemical Restraint
- Verbal Abuse
- Medication Errors
What Are Bed Sores?
Bed sores are injuries to the skin and underlying tissues caused by prolonged pressure on the skin. Nursing home residents frequently suffer from bed sores. Because nursing home residents spend a lot of time lying down, as a result they can suffer from bed sores. Bed sores are painful and can cause more serious injuries like infections. While many nursing homes take precautions and implement care plans to help residents avoid bed sores, many do not.
Wrongful Death In Nursing Homes
In the case of nursing home abuse injuries, wrongful death can occur for a variety of reasons. Loved ones can file a nursing home wrongful death claim if a facility’s negligence or abuse caused the death. A wrongful death claim can help compensate families for their loss and punish facilities for negligence.
What Are The Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?
While victims of nursing home abuse can show various warning signs, some of the most common include: unexplained broken bones, bruises, weight loss, and reluctance to see visitors. Additionally, victims might also sign over homes and other forms of property and have large unexplained expenditures. However, residents could also be injured by not receiving a dosage of medicine, not being fed properly, or succumbing to a sudden illness.
Reporting Nursing Home Abuse Injuries In Philadelphia
Pennsylvania and the federal government set minimum standards for the care of residents at nursing homes. Residents and families aware of nursing home regulations can better identify the standards not being met by a facility. They can then use that information to establish liability against the nursing home. Lopez McHugh LLP fights aggressively for nursing home abuse clients, and we can put together a strong case for you and your loved one. If you fear that your loved one is being abused, contact our office today to meet with the nursing home abuse lawyers at Lopez McHugh today.