What Does Nursing Home Negligence Look Like?

When it comes time to move a loved one into a long-term care facility or a nursing home, we trust that they will be well-cared for and treated with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect is a real problem and the news is filled with stories about seniors being mistreated in these facilities.

It can be difficult to know whether a loved one is experiencing maltreatment. The attorneys at Steven D. Davis Law Group, A Professional Corporation, in Santa Monica can thoroughly review your claim and let you know whether legal action is an option that should be pursued.

Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Negligence is not necessarily the reason for every adverse event that takes place in a nursing home. Caring for the elderly presents its own unique challenges and as long as the staff and facility are exercising a reasonable standard of care, they may not be liable. However, there are certain signs of possible negligence that are worth noting, including:

  • Falls
  • Bedsores or pressure ulcers
  • Improper care of wounds
  • Unreported broken bones and other injuries
  • Overmedication
  • Malnutrition or dehydration
  • An understaffed facility

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