Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

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Did you or a loved on receive substandard care in a nursing home or long term care facility?

The last thing you except when you or a loved one enter a nursing home or long term care facility is to be harmed by the negligence or abuse of the doctors or staff. Nursing home and long term care facilities are required to adhere to standards of care and state and federal regulation to keep its residents free from abuse and neglect.

Some of the most common forms of abuse and neglect in a nursing home or long term care facility are:

  • Bed sores (Pressure ulcers)
  • Falls or fractures
  • Dehydration
  • Emotionally upset or agitated, extremely withdrawn and non-communicative
  • Infections
  • Instances of wandering/elopement
  • Malnutrition
  • Rapid weight loss or weight gain; signs of malnutrition
  • Reluctance to speak in staff members’ presence
  • Unexplained or unexpected death of the resident
  • Unexplained injuries such as wounds, cuts, bruises or welts in various stages of healing
  • Unsanitary and unclean conditions
  • Unusual or sudden changes in behavior (fear of being touched, sucking, biting, rocking)
  • Wanting to be isolated from others

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured due to negligence on the part of a nursing home or long term care facility, it is important that you contact a West Virginia personal injury lawyer to properly evaluate your case.

For knowledgeable and skilled handling of your nursing home or long term care negligence case, contact the Segal Law Firm in West Virginia.