Hospitalization and Nursing Home Abuse

Hospitalization and Nursing Home Abuse

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer. Unfortunately, people’s bodies break down as they age and sometimes family members are unable to care for their loved ones. Under these circumstances, many people will rely on a nursing home to provide professional medical and caretaking services for their family members and friends. Sometimes, these nursing homes can abuse this trust and privilege, possibly leading to hospitalization.

Examples of Nursing Home Abuse

When people pause to think about nursing home abuse, there are several possible examples that might come to mind. Examples of possible forms of nursing home abuse include:

Emotional Abuse: While emotional abuse may not leave any visible scars, it can be just as damaging to an individual as other forms of abuse. Emotional abuse can cause significant neurological and psychological ramifications on the health of an elderly individual.

Sexual Abuse: Unfortunately, sexual abuse is an unfortunate reality for too many people in the nursing home. This could be from members of the staff or from other patients at the center. It is important for people to understand how to spot nursing home abuse so that this can be stopped as soon as possible.

Physical Abuse: Sometimes, staff members or other patients are unable to properly control their emotions in the nursing home and can take it out on the residents. This can lead to physical abuse in the nursing home, possibly requiring medical treatment.

Furthermore, any of these forms of abuse could require hospitalization for an extended period of time.

Possible Hospitalization Can Result

There are many ways that nursing home residents could wind up in the hospital. Neglect can lead to lapses in proper medical care of chronic conditions, which could worsen and lead to hospitalization. Physical abuse can lead to bone fractures or traumatic brain injuries, which could land someone in the hospital as well. Finally, sexual abuse can lead to serious rectal or pelvic injuries that could require the attention of an experienced medical professional.

An Experienced Attorney Can Help

If there is any suspicion of someone suffering nursing home abuse or neglect, this should be reported to the proper authorities. Furthermore, a consultation with an experienced attorney can help. There are some nursing homes that are repeat offenders in the realm of nursing home abuse and these should be investigated fully. It is important for families to understand all of their options before making any decisions regarding this serious issue.

Sacramento Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer. If you feel your family member has been a victim of nursing home abuse, please reach out to me for free, friendly advice at this number: . For those from outside of the immediate vicinity, please note my toll-free line: (800) 404-5400.

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