Common Signs Of Abuse in A Nursing Home
Nursing homes are licensed and regulated under federal and state law. In order to remain in business, nursing homes must comply with certain health and hygiene standards, while maintaining documents and records pertaining to staff and daily operations.
As skilled Charleston nursing home attorneys, Stewart Bell, PLLC, immediately requests and reviews a nursing home’s records, patient documents and inspection history. Our investigators interview staff, collect eyewitness testimony and request thorough medical examinations for neglected patients in order to expose the truth.
We refuse to allow the most vulnerable among us to be victims of neglect at the hands of those entrusted with their care. Call 304-345-1700 now to schedule a FREE consultation with our team of legal professionals.
Warning Signs of Elder Abuse and Elder Neglect
While the list below is not exhaustive, the following warning signs are often indicative of nursing home neglect:
- Unexplained bruises
- Urinary tract infections
- Missing personal items
- Unsupervised wandering
Uncovering Negligence and Exposing the Facts
Nursing homes don’t want to lose their licenses or gain negative publicity through a lawsuit. Unfortunately, in order to avoid these consequences, records sometimes go missing or are changed while sudden staff turnover removes witnesses. As nursing home negligence lawyers, we’re prepared for these and other kinds of similar tactics.
When necessary, we hire investigators, hand writing analysts, and other forensics experts in order to uncover violations in procedures and protocols and inconsistencies in available documents and records. Our geriatrics and medical specialists explain lapses in care and to demonstrate how negligent actions on the part of nursing homes led to our client’s injuries.
Refuse to Remain Silent
The nursing home negligence lawyers of Stewart Bell, PLLC, PLLC, are committed to protecting the well-being and dignity of our seniors and will aggressively pursue cases of abuse and negligence.