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Forms of Nursing Home Abuse

(This is an excellent Personal Injury Law Article by  David S Caldwell.  This article is approved by Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer David Slepkow)

Nursing Home Abuse

There are few things as tragic as abuse targeted towards those who cannot readily defend themselves. Because of this it is painful when someone you care about falls victim to nursing home neglect and abuse. While there are many forms of abuse which can occur in a home for elderly care, it is important you are aware of the most common forms in order to better protect yourself and those you love.

Common Forms of Nursing Home Abuse

Elderly individuals in nursing home care vary in their levels of health, mobility and independence. However, all elder care home residents can easily fall victim to neglect when caretakers act negligently and without care. Some common forms of nursing home abuse include the following:

  • Physical abuse, such as forceful grabbing and hitting
  • Sexual assault, either performed by other residents or by caregivers
  • Fraud and theft from residents
  • Mental and emotional abuse, such as humiliation and verbal abuse
  • Isolation practices and other detrimental practices
  • Malnutrition and improper feeding practices
  • Improper medicating practices, such as over medicating or leaving out vital medications in the daily doses

Nursing Home Abuse and Accident Posts by RI PersonalInjury Lawyer, David Slepkow.

The victims of these forms of abuse and neglect are likely to suffer greatly from the experience. From emotional trauma and physical pain to a financial burden there are a number of hardships that can arise from these unpleasant experiences. Because of this it is imperative those responsible for the experience are held accountable for their role in causing harm. If your loved one has been harmed in their elder care home, an experienced legal professional can help you seek compensation.

For More Information

If you would like more information on elder abuse liability and personal injury law, visit the website of the Brooklyn physical abuse attorneys of Parker Waichman Alonso, LLP today.

Article Written By :By David S Caldwell Platinum Quality Author

Legal Notice per Rules of Professional Responsibility: The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers and attorneys in the general practice of law, but does not license or certify any lawyer / attorney as an expert or specialist in any field of practice. While this firm maintains joint responsibility, most cases of this type are referred to other attorneys for principle responsibility.

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