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Nursing home abuse

Nursing home abuse should not be tolerated. Do not hesitate to speak to a Savannah medical malpractice attorney at Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. if you suspect your loved one is the victim of abuse. To assist you in understanding the issues involved in the protection of your loved ones, our Savannah, Georgia medical malpractice lawyers offer the following answers to some frequently asked questions about nursing home abuse in Georgia.

Some frequently asked questions about nursing home abuse

What are some signs that someone is being abused in a nursing home?
Often a loved one is unable to communicate what is happening, or may fear doing so. Some of the signs that you can look for include the following:

  • Unexplained injuries
  • Excessive requests for pain or other medications
  • Improper nutrition, including inadequate food or water
  • Excessive weight loss
  • Bruises, cuts, welts, burns, or broken bones
  • Open wounds or bedsores (may be caused by inadequate turning)
  • Poorly maintained medical equipment
  • Poorly maintained premises that result in safety hazards such as broken doorways
  • Health hazards such as inoperative plumbing
  • Improper use of restraints
  • Improper hygiene
  • Recurring infection

What are my rights if a family member is abused in a nursing home?
You do not have to stand idly by if you suspect abuse in a nursing home. An attorney skilled in nursing home law can help your elderly relative to either be more comfortable or be transferred to a safer place. You have the right to take the nursing home to court.

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Who should I approach in the nursing home if I suspect abuse?
Approach management and the staff in charge if you have any questions about improper treatment of a loved one.

How can I review a nursing home to see if there are lawsuits against them?
Ask the nursing home to tell you if there are any lawsuits are pending against them. Go online and research to find inspection reports and lawsuits.

How can I protect a loved one from being abused in a nursing home?
Some of the ways that you can protect a loved one include the following:

  • Make frequent unannounced visits
  • Inspect the property on a regular basis
  • Talk to aides and staff and establish a relationship

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