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Elder Neglect & Abuse

Our nursing home practice and our practice for developmentally disabled persons includes:

  • Death by bedrail strangulation.
  • Death by caregiver neglect.
  • Failure to provide adequate services in a residential center.
  • Decubitus ulcers so badly neglected that major surgery was required, resulting in significant loss of body tissue.
  • Failure to assess patients for risks of pressure sores.
  • Mistreatment.
  • Failure to inform legal guardians of treatment plans.

Often we are called upon to end mistreatment before a dramatic injury and try to do our best with prevention.

Domina Law Group's Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Dramatic and tragic things happen in nursing homes. They range from malnutrition to falls to medication mistakes to neglect resulting in dramatic bedsores and decubitus ulcers. Changes in any of these areas merit immediate attention and may signal dramatic problems. Evidence of these changes often makes a material difference in cases Domina Law Group handles for clients with personal injuries and deaths occurring in assisted living facilities, nursing home, homes for developmentally-disabled persons, or other places where residents of limited abilities have a right to expect quality care.

By consensus, family members can look for five (5) telltale signs to evaluate nursing home performance.

Nursing Home Abuse FAQ

1. Does the resident show signs of physical abuse or unexplained injury?

  • Bruising
  • Abrasions
  • Cuts
  • Apparent fractures
  • Extraordinary pain
  • Peculiar movements
  • Guarded behaviors

2. Has the resident demonstrated an unexplained dramatic change in condition?

  • Dramatic changes in condition
  • Dramatic changes in mood
  • Guarded behaviors
  • Withdrawal
  • Sudden or unexplained depression
  • Emotionality
  • Dramatic lack of emotionality

3. Is the resident uncharacteristically sedate, lethargic or unresponsive?

  • Unexplained sleep or drowsiness
  • Changes in affect and behaviors
  • Hyperactivity or hypoactivity
  • Comments about changes in medications or medication times
  • Other signs of fears, psychosis
  • Lethargy
  • Unresponsiveness

4. Has the resident’s weight changed significantly?

  • Weight changes
  • Discernible changes in eating habits
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Food refusals
  • Food demands
  • Apparent mistiming of meals during visits
  • Apparent changes in food quality
  • Hydration failures

5. Has the resident’s skin broken down or changed?

  • Pressure sores
  • Ulcers
  • Unusual coloration
  • Open sores
  • Blackened or decaying flesh
  • Unusual bruises
  • Guarded behaviors
  • Suspicion about lack of bathing
  • Body odors

Contact us today and speak with one of our attorneys if you have any further questions regarding nursing home neglect. 

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