Physical Abuse in Nursing Homes
Approximately 1.6 million people currently live in nursing homes throughout the United States, and that number is still growing. Unfortunately, however, a multitude of nursing homes have been reported for causing the serious injury or death of a patient. Physical abuse of the elderly in nursing homes is far too common, but you can take legal action to fight back against this mistreatment.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of nursing home abuse, don’t hesitate to act. By contacting a Danville nursing home abuse attorney from Spiros Law, P.C., you can take legal action and help prevent others from suffering the same treatment. Furthermore, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the emotional trauma and medical expenses incurred by physical abuse. For more information, contact our offices at (217) 443-4343 today.
Forms of Physical Abuse
The elderly are generally less able to defend themselves and are also more susceptible to injuries such as broken bones, bruises, and cuts. The following are the most common forms of nursing home physical abuse:
- Rough handling
- Unnecessary restraint
- Overmedication, usually producing a sedated effect
- Under-medication, sometimes causing serious health complications
- Pushing, pulling, or shaking
This abuse can be dangerous to an elderly individual’s physical health, and it can also cause emotional trauma for the victim.
If you or a loved one has suffered from abuse in a nursing home, you are not alone. We can help you seek the justice you deserve. Contact a Danville nursing home abuse lawyer from Spiros Law, P.C., to begin learning your rights today. Call us at (217) 443-4343.