Elderly patients often are the most likely people to suffer injury and illness because of the neglect or abuse of nursing homes, hospitals, or home caregivers. For example, failure to provide adequate food and water or assistance with eating and drinking can lead to dehydration and malnutrition, leading to other complications such as urinary tract infections and life-threatening conditions such as sepsis. Neglect often leads to bed sores, decubitus ulcers, and other similar avoidable injuries.
Injuries can result from physical and emotional neglect or abuse of the elderly. Examples of nursing home or caregiver neglect include:
- Failure to provide healthy foods
- Failure to provide sufficient water
- Failure to care for daily personal hygiene
- Failure to provide early and effective medical treatment
- Isolation or confinement of an elderly patient
Nursing home or caregiver neglect can be difficult to recognize because elderly patients may be unable to communicate due to dementia, confusion, or even fear of retaliation by their abusers. This is why it is even more important for family members to be vigilant and to look for any signs of possible neglect or abuse of elderly patients.
Contact an Elder Abuse Attorney with a Proven Track Record of Fighting for Injured Seniors
The best way to stop the neglect and abuse of helpless elders is to make sure that the facilities and people who victimize the elderly are held responsible for their behavior and are appropriately punished. The attorneys at Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff have experience representing the elderly, dependent adults and their families in cases of elder abuse and neglect.
If you believe that you or a loved one is the victim of elder abuse or neglect, our experienced nursing home abuse attorneys and elder abuse lawyerscan help you investigate your claim, take legal action against the perpetrators, and improve the quality of life for the victim of such abuse.
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