Nursing Home Abuse
How Will You Protect Your Loved Ones From Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect?
When our loved ones enter a nursing home, care facility or rehabilitation center, we are entrusting that facility with our loved one’s care. Unfortunately, thousands of people every year fall victim to abuse and neglect in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and personal care homes. These cases do not just involve the elderly – younger patients also fall victim to neglect in these facilities.
Common Signs Of Nursing Home Neglect
Many care facilities are operated by large, for-profit companies that put profits ahead of people. Consequently, many facilities operate with the state-minimum staffing levels and standards (or less).
Your loved one may be a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect if they exhibit the following symptoms:
- Dehydration and unplanned weight loss
- Change in mental status such as confusion, lethargy or excessive sleeping
- Pressure wounds, also called bedsores, pressure sores or ulcers
- Broken bones or unexplained bruising or cuts
- Urinary tract infections
- Poor hygiene
Massa Butler Giglione has handled hundreds of elder abuse and neglect cases in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.
If you believe that you or a loved was the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, it’s important that you contact us right away, as the statutes of limitations may require for your case to be filed within one year in Ohio and West Virginia, and two years in Pennsylvania.
Demand Better Treatment
If you suspect that you, a loved one, or a friend are the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, call us at 412-338-1800 for a free consultation, or email us. Our attorneys will fight for you and your loved one. We are passionate about your well-being.