• Cleveland Nursing Home Attorney Advice on Spotting Nursing Home Abuse

    Posted on January 24th, 2012 admin No comments

    In many cases of nursing home abuse, the signs are obvious. Glaring bruises, bed sores, signs of deprivation all read like writing on the wall. Other warning signs may be more subtle. Know what to look for. If you suspect your loved one is not being properly cared for or your loved one’s injury is a direct result of negligence, consult a Cleveland nursing home attorney. Advocate for the ones you love by being aware of abuse and negligence symptoms.

    • Dehydration
      Potentially lethal, dehydration is one of the more subtle forms of nursing home abuse. It can result from dementia or just plain nursing home negligence. It can be simply avoided through a regular nursing schedule, with a staff member actually witnessing the resident drink water. If necessary, hydration tubes may be recommended and provided. If your loved one is frequently dehydrated, make sure they get the special attention they need to make sure they’re drinking the proper amounts of fluid. In cases of obvious neglect, even dehydration should be reported to a Cleveland nursing home attorney.
    • Bedsores
      Bedsores can naturally result from spending extended periods in bed, and isn’t itself a sign of neglect. It depends on the severity. Bedsores can range from the benign to lethal. Most mild bedsores are red irritations that can quickly be relieved through medical remedy. In more severe cases, bedsores can become more serious wounds penetrating the skin and sometimes even digging into bone. The more severe cases are clear signs of neglect, and may require the legal advice of a Cleveland nursing home attorney.
    • Emotional Abuse
      Nursing home abuse does not need to be physical. Mental or emotional abuse is also common, and can be just as devastating as physical neglect. Your loved one’s mental state needs to be discussed during any conversation you need to have with a Cleveland nursing home attorney.

    Call Linton & Hirshman LLC to arrange a free consultation to assist with your understanding of the legal options available, when nursing home abuse or negligence is suspect. If they believe that your loved one has suffered as a result of nursing home negligence, their attorneys will recommend an immediate investigation into your case.

    Linton & Hirshman LLC, attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio, are committed to asserting the rights of nursing home abuse and negligence victims. They posses the resources, with medical sources with knowledge and attorneys with legal experience to strongly assert the rights of victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. Contact Linton & Hirshman LLC today for a free consultation. Nursing home, hospital or home appointments are available.

    Linton & Hirshman LLC is conveniently located in the warehouse district in downtown Cleveland, near the state and federal courthouses.

     

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