If you’ve noticed certain changes in your loved one or observed physical signs of elder abuse, you should contact our attorneys as soon as possible. Your loved one has certain rights that should not be violated by nursing homes, in-home care providers, an assisted living facility, or by other entities and individuals. If their rights have been violated or if they have been abused, you and your loved one deserve the chance to hold the responsible party accountable and to be compensated.
Physical Signs of Potential Abuse
Any physical injury or trauma could potentially be a sign that your elder is being abused in their nursing home. Common signs include:
Of course, these symptoms and injuries do have other possible explanations. Particularly if your loved one is frail, weak, or otherwise health-compromised, it’s entirely possible to suffer such injuries without abuse. But if you have any suspicion that someone is behind these injuries, you have a right to have your questions answered. Our experienced attorneys can point you in the direction of the resources you need in order to decide what to do next.
Emotional, Mental and Social Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse and neglect don’t always cause physical symptoms. Instead, your loved one may display one or more of the following signs while living in the nursing home:
- Social withdrawal
- Moodiness or irritability
- Loss of appetite
Your loved one may not be the victim of physical badgering, but instead verbal intimidation, financial exploitation, or neglect of basic needs. In such situations, you may notice one or more of the issues listed above.
Talk to a Columbia Lawyer About the Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Our experienced attorneys are ready to stand at your side during this difficult time. It’s important to remember that your loved one’s facility is accountable to you and their residents, not the other way around. To learn more about the common signs of elder abuse in Columbia, please call Whetstone Perkins & Fulda or contact us online today.