Nursing Home Abuse
Research shows as many as 2 million older adults are abused in the United States. Unfortunately, elder abuse happens far too frequently in nursing homes and other long-term care settings where it is difficult – if not impossible – for older adults to defend themselves.
For more than 30 years, Langdon & Emison has vigorously advocated for and represented victims of nursing home abuse by aggressively pursuing maximum compensation for their tragic injuries. Our attorneys have deep experience in identifying nursing home abuse and holding nursing homes accountable for elder abuse and neglect.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Elder abuse and neglect in nursing homes can take on many forms and leave victims physically, mentally or financially injured. The warning signs of abuse and neglect can be difficult to identify and residents may be unwilling, unable or too scared to report it. Signs of nursing home abuse and neglect include:
- Physical abuse: unusual bruising or bleeding, pressure marks, broken bones, abrasions and burns.
- Emotional abuse: sudden or unexplained withdrawal from normal activities, a sudden change in alertness and unusual or unexpected depression.
- Sexual abuse: bruises around the breasts or genital area
- Neglect: wrongful death, bedsores, unattended medical needs, poor hygiene and unusual weight loss, malnutrition or dehydration
- Financial: disappearance of personal items, sudden and unusual financial transactions, changes in the resident’s will or power of attorney