Residents in nursing homes are especially vulnerable to physical abuse. Tragically, reports of deliberate physical abuse, such as hitting, slapping, biting and attacks by other residents and even staff members are all too common. Unbelievably, nursing home residents are also victims of sexual assault in nursing homes.
The physical abuse of a nursing home resident can take on many forms, including beatings, biting, food or water deprivation, the inappropriate use of restraints, as well as over-medicating patients to keep them quiet, docile and easier to control. In some instances, physical abuse may manifest itself obviously in bruises, broken bones or cuts. Other times, the physical abuse may not be as obvious.
If you suspect your loved one is a victim of physical abuse do not hesitate to call the police, call the state agency responsible for monitoring nursing homes and, if necessary, remove the resident from the facility.
Then call the Tosh Law Firm and take action against abusive staff and negligent nursing homes, send a strong message that these actions will not be tolerated.
If you believe that a loved one may be the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse you should take action quickly and contact us online or call us at 877-460-0248 to set up a free consultation.