Warning Signs of Abuse
Abuse in nursing homes is illegal and compromises the safety of the seniors who are exposed to it. When left unnoticed, abuse and neglect can lead to severe mental and physical ramifications. Warning signs include:
- Unexplained Injuries
- Sudden Changes in Appetite
- Open Wounds
The lasting effects of neglect and abuse cannot be ignored. In many cases, abuse leads to emotional withdrawal, depression, chronic infections, severe injuries, and even death.
How common is nursing home abuse?
Nursing home abuse and neglect is an epidemic in the United States affecting some of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens: the elderly. According to research, nearly half of all surveyed nursing home residents suffer from physical, sexual, or emotional abuse while in the care of a nursing home facility.
Other studies show that about half of all nursing home staff members surveyed have admitted to treating residents badly while on duty. This research indicates a blatant disregard for the care of senior citizens, and it is precisely why Baron & Budd’s team of nursing home abuse attorneys continue to advocate for victims of mistreatment at facilities across the nation.
What to Do When Your Loved One is Abused: Call Baron & Budd at 866.822.1597
If you know that your loved one suffered maltreatment, neglect, or abuse in a nursing home, now is the time to contact an attorney. For over 35 years, our firm has acted on behalf of elder abuse victims across the nation, providing skilled legal guidance when its needed most. Let us use this experience to help you.
To start your case against the nursing home that abused your loved one, contact Baron & Budd today. We’ll provide a free consultation to determine a solid plan of action for you and your family. Together, we can fight for what is right, so you can have peace of mind that your loved one gets the justice he / she deserves.