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 80 years of combined 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.

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