Nursing homes have a legal duty to provide quality health care to residents and many facilities and caregivers live up to that duty. However, reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation are on the rise among elderly citizens living in nursing homes.

At Berry & Carr our abuse attorneys are vigorous advocates for nursing home residents and their families. The most common forms of neglect and abuse are:

Falls Refusal of Medical Treatment
Pressure Sores Malnutrition/Dehydration
Improper Use of Physical Restraints Infections
Improper Use of Medications Assaults

 

Uncovering Abuse of the Elderly

Signs of physical abuse or neglect of an elderly person may include:

Frequent injuries Frequent complaints of pain without obvious injury
Passive, withdrawn or emotionless behavior Lack of reaction to pain
Lack of personal cleanliness  

 

Our attorneys have the knowledge and resources to fully investigate suspicions of neglect or abuse, obtain necessary documents and medical records, and discover whether a nursing home has failed to comply with regulations or the required standard of care. We help clients obtain full compensation for our clients and, when possible, require changes to the systems or policies that may have caused the abuse to occur.

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