Nursing Home Negligence And Elder Abuse
Parents, grandparents and other seniors in your life deserve respect and dignity in their old age just as much as in youth. Unfortunately, some of the people charged with caring for the elderly do not take this responsibility seriously — and they cause harm through both negligence and malicious abuse. This abuse can take place in nursing homes, elder care facilities and even in the homes of family members and other trusted parties.
Such neglect and abuse can commonly result in:
- Insufficient attention to seniors with limited mobility, leading to bed sores and ulcers
- Broken bones
- Inflammation and chronic pain
- Sexual abuse
- Humiliation, intimidation, threats and other forms of psychological abuse
- Financial exploitation
- Denial of health services
- Hunger and dehydration
Learn The Warning Signs Of Elder Abuse
The victims of elder abuse and neglect typically are frail and not able to fulfill all of their daily needs independently. This makes them vulnerable, and often they must seek outside assistance to meet their basic needs.
An important first step in protecting the elderly is having knowledge of abuse warning signs. For example, residents of care facilities may sustain physical injuries from abuse such as bruised or broken bones. In some instances, neglect can lead to dehydration and malnutrition in addition to infections that can arise from untreated bedsores. If you have observed these signs in a vulnerable senior citizen, you should contact an attorney immediately.
The Law Office of Bradley A. Sacks will investigate to determine if the state and federal standards of care are being met. We will help you to protect your friend or relative and vigorously seek to obtain compensation for the harm caused to them by neglect, negligence or inhumane treatment.
If you believe someone is being neglected in a nursing care facility, there is a chance fellow residents are also under threat from this neglect. Due to the widespread issue of elder abuse, all 50 states have passed laws addressing elder abuse.
Get Legal Protection For Elder Abuse
If you are concerned and believe an elderly individual might be suffering from abuse or negligence happening in a nursing home or caused by a family member or caregiver, contact the Law Office of Bradley A. Sacks today or call us at 646-835-2075 to schedule a free consultation with no obligation.