What to Know About Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

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What to Know About Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

When your loved one needs to move into a nursing home, this can be a hard transition that requires trust in the nursing home. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes are deserving of this trust. If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, it is important to understand your options. To learn the most common signs of nursing home abuse or neglect and how to fulfill the burden of proof in a nursing home neglect case, read on and contact our Sacramento nursing home negligence lawyer for assistance.

What are the most common forms of nursing home abuse and neglect?

It is not always obvious when neglect or abuse occurs in a nursing home. This is why it can be difficult to see the signs of abuse and neglect. Some of the various forms of nursing home abuse include the following:

  • Physical abuse
  • Malnutrition
  • Bed Sores
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Neglect
  • Poor hygiene
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse

How can I fulfill the burden of proof in a nursing home neglect case?

When taking legal action for abuse or neglect, you will need to prove your claim by collecting as much evidence as possible. This may include taking videos or pictures of any signs or actions that indicate neglect such as unsanitary or alarming conditions and behavior. If there were any potential witnesses to the abuse or neglect, collect their contact information including their name, phone number, and email address. You must present this information to the management at the care facility. If they attempt to deny or fail to remedy the matter, it may be time to contact an attorney. If the situation is severe, call the police to report the incident of abuse to ensure your loved one is kept safe and receives any necessary medical treatment. If they do receive treatment, be sure to collect any relevant medical documentation. For assistance fulfilling the burden of proof, retain the services of our experienced  Sacramento nursing home neglect attorney. An attorney will be able to collect further evidence of the abuse or neglect to support your claim.

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Whether you’ve been injured in an accident due to negligence or you’ve been charged with a crime, you cannot afford to proceed without strong legal representation at your side. Here at The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes, we are dedicated to helping all those in need of an attorney who can efficiently fight for their rights. Contact our firm today so we can discuss your case.