Illinois nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect unfortunately does happen. There are a various signs that indicate the possibility of nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect. Of course, abuse and neglect can also happen at similar health care facilities such as assisted living facilities, retirement homes, hospices and hospitals.
Signs that nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect may have occurred are numerous, and include the following:
- Accidents and/or hospitalization that are unexplained or don’t make sense
- Bruising and cuts, especially those that are unexplained
- Broken bones, especially those that are unexplained
- Unsanitary nursing home conditions
- Bedsores (also called bed sores, pressure ulcers, and pressure sores; these bed sores are discussed in Elman Joseph Law Group’s ChicagoBedSoresLaw.com site)
- Blood present on bed sheets, clothing, or elsewhere
- Urine or fecal matter on beds, floors, or furniture
- The smell of feces or urine
- Unreasonable physical restraints
- Nursing home accidents that appear odd or are recurring
- Dehydration and/or malnutrition
- Sudden (large) losses of weight
- Untreated injuries or inappropriately treated injuries
- Signs of sexual abuse, including vaginal and rectal tearing, occurrences of sexual diseases, etc.
As well, there can be many other signs of possible nursing home abuse and neglect that are not physical in nature. These signs include complaints and/or rumors by nursing home residents.
If these signs exist, nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect may be happening. Please contact the Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC for a free legal consultation. You can discuss the situation and the associated legal issues with Tony Elman, an experienced Chicago litigation attorney.
For an immediate consultation call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 at any time.
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