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All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.

What kinds of injuries might indicate a nursing home abuse claim?

There are many signs that might be present if an elderly nursing home resident is being abused or neglected.

Some injuries that could have cause for a nursing home abuse case include:

  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Assaults and physical attacks
  • Broken bones, fractures and head injuries because of lack of procedures to prevent falls
  • Inadequate monitoring or unsafe condition of the premises
  • Bed sores
  • Infections from failure to treat pressure sores or illnesses
  • Wrongful death
  • Sexual assaults and rape
  • Financial abuse
  • Injuries caused by inappropriate physical or chemical restraint
  • Improper medication or failure to administer required medication
  • Emotional abuse because of isolation, verbal threats, intimidation, etc.
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