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How to Identify Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

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The growing prevalence of elder abuse in nursing home facilities across the United States is more than cause for concern. At Baron & Budd, we are actively taking steps to right the wrongs committed against our nation’s elderly population, and we invite you to join us in our fight.

If one of your family members or loved ones is currently residing in a local nursing home facility, act vigilantly to ensure that he or she is protected from the potential abuse and neglect that could occur under this type of care. Knowing what warning signs to look for is a great way to put an early stop to elderly mistreatment, and it can help prevent abuse and neglect from occurring in the future.

If you already know that your elderly loved on is being mistreated, don’t wait to contact us for help. Schedule a free case evaluation today.

What are the warning signs of abuse or neglect in a nursing home?

When you know what to look for, it is significantly easier to identify signs of elder abuse and neglect.

Physical signs: Unexplained injuries are the most common indicators of physical abuse.

  • Bruising
  • Bed sores
  • Broken bones
  • Scarring
  • Black eyes
  • Cuts
  • Rapid weight gain or loss

Emotional Signs: Uncharacteristic personality changes and / or mood swings are common indicators of emotional abuse.

  • Withdrawal and / or refusal to see family members and friends
  • Depression
  • Fearful behavior
  • Anxiety

Other Signs:

  • Unnecessary delays in medical treatment
  • Incomplete health reports
  • Frequent and / or unjustified changes in medication

Contact Baron & Budd for Help Anywhere in the Nation

If you have identified signs of elder abuse or neglect at a nursing home facility in your area, take immediate legal action by involving our team at Baron & Budd. Established more than 35 years ago, our firm has been actively handling nursing home abuse cases for decades. We have multiple office locations and dozens of lawyers available to represent clients in states across the nation.

Contact us today at 866.822.1597.

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