Physical Abuse in Tennessee Nursing Homes

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Physical Abuse in Tennessee Nursing Homes

Physical abuse is often the most easy-to-detect form of neglect and abuse in a nursing home. This form of abuse occurs when a nursing home worker inflicts bodily harm, pain, or suffering on a resident. While there can be many different signs of physical abuse to elders, some of the more common ones include bedsores, sepsis, ulcers, mysterious bruising or bleeding, cuts or swelling, burns, soiled clothing, evidence of over or under-medication infections, frozen joints, considerable weight loss or weight gain, malnutrition, dehydration, signs of restraint, and unexplained death.

The nursing home abuse attorneys at Morgan & Morgan understand that nursing home abuse often has devastating effects on both the resident and their family. If you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, do not hesitate to contact our Memphis nursing home physical abuse lawyers. The victim may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and punitive damages. Fill out our free, no-risk case review form and learn more about your legal options today.

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  • Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse

    When we receive a report of nursing home abuse, we undergo a detailed investigation into what injuries the victim sustained and how these injuries occurred. The Memphis nursing home physical abuse lawyers at Morgan & Morgan have found these types of physical nursing abuse to be the most commonplace:

    • Burning
    • Over- or under-medicating
    • Force feeding
    • Denying food or drink
    • Neglect that leads to bedsores or infections
    • Hair pulling
    • Hitting, pushing, kicking
    • Mishandling the resident
    • Excessively restraining, either chemically or physically
  • Signs of Physical Abuse in Nursing Homes

    Unfortunately, elder care abuse cases aren't all that rare, but they are difficult to pinpoint and counter because it is hard for elders to communicate the abuse and there aren't many family members who can recognize signs of abuse. Although sometimes there will be obvious signs of abuse like bruises, bleeding, or broken bones, other times signs will be harder to find. The following are typical warning signs that nursing home physical abuse might be taking place:

    • Nursing home employee does not let the patient be seen alone
    • Nursing home worker cannot explain resident's condition
    • Resident is excessively quiet or reserved
    • Nursing home resident behaves awkwardly around a certain worker
    • Resident spends a considerable amount of time alone, removed from others and social activities
  • Memphis Nursing Home Physical Abuse Atorneys

    Our loved ones deserve the highest quality care possible, but in reality, they are often mistreated and forgotten. However, if you believe that your loved one was abused in a nursing home, the law can be on your side. An experienced Memphis nursing home abuse lawyer can help investigate and determine whether the nursing home or an employee may be held liable for injuries or damages incurred.

    To find out if you can file a lawsuit to receive compensation for the pain and suffering of a nursing home resident, and to ensure that they receive the best quality future care possible, fill out the no-cost, no-obligation form on the right for a free consultation.

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