Physical Abuse of Nursing Home Residents
Employing physical abuse against another individual should not be tolerated
in any way shape or form, and this crime is especially heinous when committed by a
nursing home staff member against one of their elderly residents. Physical abuse cannot
only harm an individual; it can also leave an individual with long lasting
emotional scars, making life miserable. Everybody has the right to be
treated with dignity and respect. If you believe someone you love has
been the victim of physical abuse, you should not hesitate to contact
skilled legal team immediately. A qualified attorney will assist you in
taking legal action to stop the abuse and help you seek compensation for
the hardships you or your loved one has had to endure.
Is your relative being abused?
Victims of physical abuse in some cases may not speak out against his or
her abuser out of fear of further abuse. That being the case, it is important
to know how to recognize the signs of abuse. Many abusers will attempt
to hide the signs of their abuse by harming their victims in areas normally
concealed under clothing or in ways that do not leave marks. While inexplicable
cuts and bruises can be a clear indicator of abuse, a victim can show
signs of physical abuse in other ways. A victim may act tense while in
the presence of his or her abuser or they may markedly change their demeanor.
At the first signs of abuse, action should and must be taken.
Some possible indicators of physical abuse include:
- Unexplained bruises
Visits to the hospital or emergency room to treat broken bones or sprains
after an alleged
slip and fall
- Sudden changes in temperament or mood
- Constant surveillance by a staff member during your visit
Powerful Legal Advocacy for Victims
Taking the first steps towards an abuse free life is as simple as picking
up the phone to call one of our attorneys. At Bostwick & Peterson,
LLP, we firmly believe that those responsible for physical abuse should
be held accountable for their actions. Our attorneys have over 60 years
of experience handling cases involving physical abuse. You can be confident
that we will fight aggressively to protect your loved one from harm and
pursue justice against those who committed these terrible acts.