- Pressure ulcers (bedsores)
- Unexplained injuries
- Open wounds, cuts, or bruises
- Unsanitary or unclean conditions
The negligent conduct that can give rise to these types of conditions are:
- Failure to provide routine care;
- Failure to assist patients with feeding;
- Failure to supervise patients at mealtime;
- Failure to keep patients from sitting or lying in one place too long;
- Failure to provide preventative treatment/services; and
- Failure to provide medical assistance.
In facilities with such problems, patients often fail to receive proper treatment, medical attention and nutrition, and can ultimately die due to this type of negligence. This is why it is important to take your elders seriously if they report being mistreated.
If you or someone you know has experienced these or similar mistreatment at a nursing home, you should follows these steps:
1) Report the issue to the nursing home/care provider;
2) Document the names of staff assisting you and dates of the treatment;
3) Keep a journal of any mistreatment, recurring problems and injuries; and
4) Take photographs of any injuries you have sustained.
Then, you should contact an attorney to discuss whether a case can be made against the nursing home. They will discuss with you whether or not you have a negligence or medical malpractice claim against the nursing home where the neglect occurred. Contact the nursing home abuse attorneys at Shelly Leeke Law Firm today for a free consultation at 888-690-0211!