Nursing Home Abuse
To place our elderly loved ones in a care facility can be a plunge to uncertainty. Yet all too often, we must rely on nursing home care.
While entrusting our loved ones to a care facility weighs heavy on us, the situation is only worsened by nursing home malpractice, such as negligence and abuse towards the patients.
Nursing home neglect involves improper medical treatment, failure to provide patients with the right amount of food and water, depriving them of good hygiene, and ultimately failing to supervise patients properly.
Nursing home abuse, on the other hand, takes a number of forms of violence, from hitting to pinching, excessive restraint to overmedication.
Some of the noticeable common signs of nursing home malpractice include:
- Unexplained injuries like scratches, bruises, cuts and welts that happens on a regular basis
- Bed sore development
- Rapid weight loss
- Emotional withdrawal
- Overuse or overmedication of certain prescriptive drugs
- Improper administration or non-administration of medication/s
- Soiled or torn clothing, bed linens and personal belongings
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Poor patient hygiene
- Undue restraint
- Insufficient supervision
If you have questions whether your loved one may be a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, call Jami S. Oliver to schedule a consultation. Jami S Oliver is an experienced Columbus Ohio attorney, who can offer you the reliable assistance in addressing nursing home abuse and negligence.
Fill out the online form for a consultation or call Oliver Law Office at 614-220-9100 to have your case reviewed and to provide you viable ways in ensuring your loved one’s well-being.