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When you are faced with the necessity of putting your loved one into a nursing home, the last thing you should ever have to worry about is them being harmed due to abuse or neglect. Unfortunately, there are times when nursing home staff must be held accountable for their actions. At Paulozzi LPA, we are here to help when you need a Brooklyn Heights nursing home abuse and neglect attorney. Let us secure the compensation your loved one is entitled to.

How often does nursing home abuse and neglect occur?

Nursing home abuse and neglect, along with the wider problem of elder abuse, are vastly understudied in the United States. It occurs regularly and, with the average age of our population increases, it is something we need to get a handle on. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that elder abuse is “an act or failure to act that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult.”

What constitutes elder abuse?

There are various types of abuses that can happen in a nursing home. Some of the most common types include:

  • Physical Abuse: This type of abuse can take many forms, including any act that intentionally causes physical pain in a resident such as slapping, punching, burning, shoving, pushing, and more.
  • Sexual Abuse: This is another form of physical abuse and includes any sexual contact between a nursing home resident with staff members.
  • Emotional or Psychological Abuse: this can occur both verbally and non-verbally and is meant to inflict distress, fear, mental anguish, or anxiety in a nursing home resident. It can take include property destruction, name-calling, intimidation, isolation, and more.
  • Neglect: when a nursing home fails to provide a person their right to food, water, hygiene, clothing, and medical care, they are neglecting the resident. This is another form of abuse.
  • Financial abuse: nursing homes and staff often have access to a resident’s personal and financial information. If they use this access to steal from a resident, they are committing financial abuse.

 

Family and friends of those in a nursing home should always be on the lookout for common signs that abuse or neglect has occurred. This can include:

  • Unexplained bruises, broken bones, or other injuries
  • Unexplained illness or infection
  • Personality changes
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Signs of dehydration
  • Dirty clothing or room conditions
  • Bedsores

It is time to move this case forward

If your loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home, or if you suspect abuse or neglect is taking place, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The knowledgeable and experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorney at Paulozzi LPA is ready to get to work on your case. Let us investigate what happened in order to secure the compensation you and your loved one need. This can include:

  • Coverage for medical expenses related to the abuse
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Relocation expenses
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need a Brooklyn Heights nursing home abuse and neglect attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 800-529-6446.

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