Nursing Home Abuse

Utah Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Nursing home abuse is more prevalent than one may think.
The unfortunate truth is that senior citizens are abused by their care takers more often than one would expect.

It can be surprising to many people to hear that their father, mother, grandparent, or loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, neglect, or malpractice. Nursing home facilities are entrusted with the care of our elderly loved ones. Unfortunately, in some cases the people we love are injured at these facilities because of abuse or malpractice. In addition to nursing homes, other assisted living situations and home health care providers may cause injury to their patients.

Our attorneys have experience in representing patients who have been injured in nursing homes, assisted living situations, or home health care. We provide protection and relief for our clients and help to ensure that these facilities and providers are held accountable for their abusive or negligent actions.

Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Many nursing home patients and residents are unable to communicate effectively or are limited in their ability to communicate. Therefore theses patients may not be able to give you any kind of indication if they have suffered abuse or neglect. Because of this, you should be aware of the signs of abuse and look for these signs during your visits with your loved ones.

Common signs of nursing home abuse include:

  • Complaints by the patient
  • Bruises, fractures, or other injuries
  • Poor Hygiene
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Depression
  • Sudden decrease in finances
  • Change in will or power of attorney
  • Bed sores

If you notice any of the signs above, your loved one may have been the victim of this type of abuse or neglect. If so, contact the Utah nursing home abuse lawyers at Salcido Law Firm today to make sure your family member or loved is protected.

Call us anytime at 801.413.1753 or toll free at 888.337.3235. You may also email us or fill out our free case review form.