Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyer
Nursing Home Abuse Attorney, Markeishia L. Smith: Serving Winter Haven, Lakeland, Bartow, Haines City, Polk County, and Central Florida.
Call (863) 866-9917 today to schedule a confidential consultation with nursing home abuse and neglect attorney, Markeishia L. Smith.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect is something that we should all be concerned about. Holding Nursing Home Facilities and Elder Care Facilities accountable now, should lead to dramatically limiting instances of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in the future.
We all know someone that has had a family member in a Nursing Home. Nursing Home and Elder Care Facilities are not all the same. Some have had many documented cases of abuse or neglect while others have had very few, or none at all. However, even the best Nursing Homes make mistakes or errors that may be considered Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect.
Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect is often the result of under-trained and under staffed facilities. It may also be the rsult of not properly screening the types of personnell they hire to be thir staff. A negative influence on the staff that is easily frustrated, is often the type of person that will take their frustrations out on the weak and defenseless. This may often put elder residents in harms way. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect victims are often afraid to tell anyone of conditions they are subjected to. So it is important for you to be observant when visiting your loved ones in a Nursing Home or Elder Care Facility.
What should I look for regarding potential Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect?
- Unexplained broken bones, dislocations or sprains
- Bruising, scars or welts
- Medication Errors
- Signs of restraint
- The refusal of the caregiver to let you be alone with the elderly person
- Non-typical behavior of the resident
- Malnutrition and Dehydration
- Bed sores or soiled bedding or clothing
- Unexplained decay-type/urine odors
- Sudden loss of weight
- ... Just to name a few.
If a loss of life results from an nursing home abuse or neglect, immediate family members may seek justice through wrongful death civil litigation.
If you believe your loved one is the victim of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect, contact our office.