Signs Of Nursing Home Negligence/Abuse

Detecting Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

You placed your loved one, and your trust, in the care of nursing home staff. If that trust was violated and the patient was injured as a result of negligence on the part of the nursing home, you and your loved one are both victims. – Attorney Nathan J. Wills

How do you know whether a fall was the result of negligence? When weight loss is due to malnutrition? When a nursing home resident’s complaint of abuse is justified? If you suspect your loved one is the victim of nursing home negligence, such as that described below, please contact our Cleveland, Ohio, firm to arrange a free consultation. A lawyer will explain what steps to take on behalf of the patient.

Watch for the following signs of nursing home negligence

If you notice any of the following it may indicate neglect or abuse on the part of nursing home staff. As an advocate for your loved one, you should watch for:

  • Preventable decubitus ulcers or bedsores
  • Falls resulting in severe injury, fracture, or death
  • Elopement (wandering away from the nursing home) due to poor supervision
  • Emotional or physical assaults on the part of staff or residents
  • The patient is fearful when staff are around
  • Dehydration or malnutrition resulting in weight loss
  • Refusal of the staff or administration to allow a nursing home patient to select a doctor
  • Failure of staff to respond to medical problems quickly
  • Medication errors
  • Over-sedation or inappropriate physical restraints

At Dennis Seaman & Associates in Cleveland, Ohio, our lawyers have extensive experience in identifying nursing home negligence and recovering compensation for the victims.* Our Northeast Ohio lawyers represent clients throughout Ohio, including the communities of Cleveland, Lorain, Akron, Canton, Painesville, Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton, Youngstown, and Parma. We are also long-standing members of the American Association for Justice, and as such, we are connected to a nationwide network of attorneys.

Due to the strict one year time limit on reporting a case of neglect or abuse, it is extremely important to consult with an attorney as soon as you have cause. Call: 216 696-1080 or e-mail our Cleveland office to arrange a free consultation with an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer.

*Results may vary.