Most families across the country will, at one time or another, have a family member living in a nursing home or assisted-living facility. When the time arises to put a parent or grandparent into assisted living, much thought is put into where this person will be the happiest. Unfortunately, after all of the effort put into choosing the right home, your loved ones may still end up being mistreated or abused.
Have you or a family member suffered injuries while in the supervision of a long-term care facility or nursing home? Such facilities are required to uphold the highest level of care that is feasible for its patients. Below is a list of injuries that, if spotted, should result in a thorough investigation of its cause:
- Dehydration and/or malnutrition
- Chemical or physical restraints
- Sexual abuse
- Medication errors
- Unsanitary or unhygienic conditions
- Any injuries suffered as a result of entering/leaving a nursing home
- Wrongful death
We hope your family never experiences these tell-tale signs of neglect and abuse. However, keeping an eye out for these indicators can make the difference in uncovering mistreatment. It is important to understand that if your loved one has suffered from abuse or neglect at a nursing home, you are able to take action on their behalf. Do not wait to take action, contact our Syracuse nursing home negligence lawyers today for a free case consultation. Call us at our Syracuse, NY location by dialing (315) 529-1010, or reach us 24/7 at our toll-free number, 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).