Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

One form of medical malpractice that may cause serious injury and even death to your loved one is nursing home negligence. Nursing home negligence is a quiet horror that often goes undetected. The pain suffered by many elderly Oklahoma residents is unthinkable, especially when we believe our loved ones are in the hands of caring, professional nursing home staff.

Nursing home neglect and abuse can take many forms, from physical to emotional to financial. Some of the most vulnerable elderly residents are the ones targeted, including those with disabilities or dementia. Incidents of abuse and neglect can range from limiting a resident’s mobility staff inattention to outright physical or sexual abuse.

Even worse, occurrences of nursing home abuse are seldom reported to authorities, because the victims are embarrassed or fear retaliation.

Recognizing the Signs of Abuse

If your family member is in a nursing home facility, it is important that you recognize the signs of abuse, so that you can address any suspicious activity.

The warning signs include:

  • Broken bones
  • Complaints of poor treatment
  • Bed sores and bruises
  • Poor hygiene
  • Soiled bedding
  • Agitation, withdrawal or fear
  • Frequent crying

If you suspect nursing home negligence at the facility where your loved one is residing, please complete our online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will attempt to pair you with an Oklahoma medical malpractice lawyer, if your case appears valid.