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Elderly Abuse and Your Family Member

By Mark Bush  Apr. 28, 2011 4:09p

The elderly are physically inferior to their younger adult counterparts, and often times, they are mentally inferior as well. When their fragile bodies are weak, and when their minds are suffering from conditions such as Alzheimer's or senile dementia, then they are in the prime condition to be taken advantage of. If your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, contact a San Diego personal injury attorney for legal advice right away.

Nursing homes do not always pay that much, nor do they always hire the most qualified and trained personnel. Some facilities even lack the ability to run background checks across state lines. What does this all mean? This means that some of the staff in our nation's nursing homes is not the best suited or the most ethical candidates. Nursing home abuse happens in every state, and it happens in some shape or form, in most facilities, at some point in time. Even many of the more expensive and well kept nursing homes have had reports of nursing home abuse or neglect.

What is Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home neglect and abuse takes on many shapes and forms. Nursing home abuse can range from sexual abuse, rape, malnutrition, and overmedicating, physical abuse such as assault, battery, and restraint. Abuse can involve mental abuse, isolation, ridicule and threats. Nursing home abuse can also involve theft, fraud, and financial exploitation.

If you suspect nursing home abuse, or if your elderly family member is complaining of abuse, be sure to be vigilant. Look around, is the room clean? Is your loved one clean? Do they have any foul odors or signs of poor hygiene? Search for restraint marks, unusual bruising, bedsores, sudden weight loss, missing personal belongings, or unusual transactions in their bank account. Also observe whether or not they are arguing with their caregivers, or if they seem apprehensive or fearful in their presence.

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in San Diego

If you suspect nursing home abuse, please contact a San Diego nursing home abuse attorney from the Law Office of Mark Bush. We are compassionate about the health and wellbeing of your loved one and we will fight aggressively on their behalf in order to obtain justice, so that the person responsible will be forced to answer for their actions.

Contact a San Diego nursing home abuse lawyer from our firm for a free initial consultation.

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