Nursing home neglect is something no person should have to go through. If you put your loved one in an Alabama nursing home, it's because you want them to be cared for and not hurt by the medical providers and caretakers there. If abuse or neglect has taken place in their nursing home or assisted living facility, then you may be able to take action via a lawsuit.
Nursing home abuse takes many forms, from malnutrition and dehydration to actual physical and sexual assaults. Bruising might show when an elderly person faces this kind of abuse, or they may even be able to report it themselves. Some elderly people face fractures from falls due to neglect. Others may face burns or infections from a lack of attention or care. Pressure and bed sores are also possible if your loved one isn't being moved from adequately from his or her bed.
These signs of abuse might be written off by the nursing home as being due to the health conditions of your family member or even just because of the lack of workers at the nursing home. Those aren't excuses that you have to listen to and are not excuses that a good nursing home uses. A lack of care is a lack of care, no matter what the cause.
If you want to learn more about how you can help a loved one who has faced nursing home abuse, check out this page on our website. There, you can learn about what may constitute neglect and abuse and what you can do if you think a loved one has suffered it.
Source: MRBLAW.com, "Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect" Sep. 09, 2014