Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: Know When to Call a Lawyer

Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: Know When to Call a Minnesota Nursing Home Lawyer

 

No one wants to put a loved on in a nursing home because it signals the end of a person’s life, the end of the ability of our loved one to live independently, and the end of our ability to reasonably provide the care our loved one needs.  Nursing homes are also very expensive places, which is an added thing that no one wants to expend.  This is why we expect nursing homes to provide the utmost care, treatment, and companionship that our loved ones deserve, especially for the amount of money that we are paying.  After all, we fully trust these facilities with our loved ones.

 

Unfortunately, however, sometimes this trust is completely misplaced.  Nursing home fraud, abuse, and neglect is a real threat to our loved ones.  There are some common signs to be aware of to help save your loved one from serious injury, suffering, and pain.  If you suspect your loved one has been neglected or abused at a nursing facility, call Kuhlman Law, LLC for a FREE consultation by dialing (612) 444-3374 to help how to stop medical injustice against your loved one.

 

Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

 

Nursing home abuse is one of the most vile types of medical negligence cases.  Vulnerable populations are subjected to the evil will of a healthcare provider who is intentionally harming a loved one.  Some forms of abuse are very difficult to recognize, particularly emotional abuse, but other types of abuse are very obvious such as physical abuse.

 

Some common examples of nursing home abuse are the following:

 

  • Bruising;
  • Spiral fractures (caused by pulling or twisting);
  • Lacerations or deep cuts;
  • Burns, particularly sock burns (where the entire extremity is dipped in hot water which causes the burn to look like a sock or glove);
  • Organ damage;
  • Loss of eyesight due to trauma;
  • Unexplained injuries;
  • Welts or bumps;
  • Wrongful death; and
  • Other serious types of injuries.

Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

 

The only thing worse than nursing home abuse is nursing home neglect.  We trust a nursing facility with our loved one and pay a lot of money because we are unable to properly care for our loved one.  When the nursing home also fails to care for our loved one, it is insult to injury.  Neglect cases can also be worse than abuse cases in that the injuries sustained can easily result in death.

 

Some common examples of nursing home abuse are the following:

  • Dehydration;
  • Malnourishment;
  • Bed sores or pressure ulcers;
  • Infections or sepsis;
  • Rapid weight loss;
  • Unsanitary conditions or unclean conditions;
  • Soiled clothing; and
  • Many other signs.

Victims of Possible Minnesota Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Should Call a Lawyer Immediately

 

If you or a loved one have been injured due to the medical malpractice of a healthcare provider such as a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other health care service professional, call Kuhlman Law, LLC for a FREE consultation by dialing (612) 444-3374 to learn what your rights to compensation may be.  If we accept your case, we will conduct a thorough review of your case and advise you whether there may have been a serious medical mistake causing your injury.   There is no risk, and you do not owe us money unless we win your case.

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