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It is very unfortunate that nursing home abuse is as widespread as it is. This type of abuse comes in many forms. Negligence, physical and sexual assault, verbal abuse and even financial misconduct are all too common in many facilities that are supposed to care for our loved ones. Abuse of this nature is extremely harmful both physically and mentally. Many of the residents of nursing homes are vulnerable so it is vital that you monitor their care closely.
Common signs of abuse include a drastic change in emotional state, anxiety, agitation and a lack of communication. Physical signs of abuse include bruising, bed sores, broken bones, malnutrition, dehydration and unsanitary conditions. Improper distribution of medicine is a form of medical malpractice that is also common. Lack of assistance given to residents in their daily activities and failure to protect them from harm is a form of negligence. Unnecessary confinement and physical or chemical restraints are other forms of abuse. If you suspect that your loved one is being abused in a nursing home or they complain of abuse, an experienced nursing home abuse attorney in Brandon should be contacted immediately.
A full investigation will need to be conducted to determine the extent of the abuse and drastic legal action should be taken to right any wrongdoing committed toward your family member. Need a lawyer for a nursing home abuse case in Brandon? At Boohoff Law, P.A., we can go over the entire process with you and answer any questions you may have. We are willing to see this case through to the end to ensure that justice is served and your loved one is fully compensated for any abuse. Compensation is necessary to assist in recovering from the mental and physical pain and suffering that was inflicted. We will fight to the full extent of the law for you and your family.
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