Do You Suspect A Loved One Is A Victim Of Nursing Home Abuse Or Neglect

It is distressing when you suspect a parent or another loved one is being abused or neglected by the staff at their nursing home. Often, elderly victims are unable to speak up for themselves. It may be up to you to detect signs of abuse and take legal action against the facility to get justice for your family.

Caring, Seasoned Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers

Since 1990, Herren & Adams LLP has helped families put a stop to nursing home negligence in the Lexington metro area and throughout Kentucky. Our attorneys are thoroughly familiar with the signs of nursing home abuse or neglect. If you have a parent in a long-term care facility, here are some warning signs to watch for:

Physical Signs Of Abuse Or Neglect

  • Open wounds or cuts
  • Welts or bruises
  • Bedsores
  • Sudden weight gain or loss
  • Torn clothing
  • Personal items that are broken or have gone missing
  • Bruises that look like they came from restraints
  • Lice, fleas or dirt on the resident's body or in the room
  • Odor of urine or feces
  • Poor hygiene
  • Unusually pale skin
  • Neglected health problems

Signs Of A Careless Nursing Home Staff

  • Sudden changes in medication dosage
  • Temperature at the facility is set too hot or too cold
  • A caregiver cannot adequately explain your relative's condition
  • Your relative is negligently allowed to wander from the facility
  • You are not allowed to visit your relative without staff present

Let Us Review The Facts Of Your Case

If you notice some of these things the next time you visit your loved one, do not ignore the matter. Contact our attorneys at Herren & Adams LLP by dialing 859-554-4629 or via email to set up a free consultation about nursing home abuse law. We represent clients throughout Kentucky.