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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

On Behalf of | Jul 26, 2013 | Nursing Home Abuse

Making the decision to place a family member or loved one in a nursing home can be a very difficult and emotional ordeal. You want what is best for your loved one, but at the same time, you know that you are unable to personally attend to his or her physical and mental needs. To provide your loved one with the benefits of constant care, attention, companionship, medical supervision and other care, you choose a nursing home that provides these services. When you do this, it is reasonable for you to expect your loved one will be properly cared for and looked after. When the opposite takes place, it is a shocking and devastating situation.

Our firm has been representing the victims of nursing home abuse, and other types of injury-related cases for years. We have 30 years combined experience practicing personal injury law and we have helped countless clients seek justice and recover compensation for the injuries they have sustained. We are well aware of the common types of nursing abuse in the St. Paul area nursing homes, and we are aware of the indicators that this abuse has taken place. We also know that this particular type of abuse can have long-lasting effects not only on the victim but on his or her family as well. In nursing home abuse cases you can count on Rob Roe Law, LLC to fight hard. We do not take instances of nursing home abuse or neglect lightly, and we work hard to see that any person responsible for inflicting such pain or suffering on an elderly or incapacitated person are held fully liable.

To help ensure your loved one does not become a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, these are some of the signs you need to be aware of:

  • unexplained bruises or cuts
  • bed sores and open wounds
  • burns
  • sudden weight loss
  • evidence of poor hygiene
  • continuous infections or illnesses
  • soiled clothes
  • loss of hair
  • a dramatic change in demeanor or behavior
  • the disappearance of valuables or other personal items;
  • and unusual financial transactions.

If you suspect any kind of nursing home abuse or neglect, do not hesitate to contact a St. Paul personal injury attorney at our firm today so that we can investigate the matter and help you take legal action against the facility and other liable parties.