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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Tampa attorney Armando Edmiston is ready to help

Moving a loved one to a nursing home or assisted living facility is a very tough decision. You are trusting that nursing home staff members will take care of your loved one’s needs. You expect your loved one to be treated with respect. Too often, residents of these facilities are the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.

When your loved one has been injured in a preventable accident or intentionally harmed, demand justice with help from an experienced Tampa nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer. Armando Personal Injury Law fights for the rights of injured residents and holds negligent nursing homes accountable. Attorney Armando Edmiston is ready to fight for the safety and well-being of your loved one.

An experienced nursing home abuse lawyer you can trust

How do you know if your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect? In some cases, nursing home residents are unable to speak for themselves. In other cases, they are too ashamed or embarrassed to talk about what happened. You know your loved one best, and you know when something isn’t right.

Here are some possible warning signs of abuse and neglect:

  • Dehydration (especially if listed as a cause of death on the death certificate)
  • Malnutrition
  • Health rapidly declining
  • Unexplained bruising (often on the arms, face, leg or back)
  • Sudden and unexplained weight loss
  • Bedsores
  • Sepsis
  • Broken bones (often due to preventable accidents, such as falls)
  • Changes in mood (becomes depressed or withdrawn, for example)
  • Unexplained medical problems
  • Restricted access to your loved one
  • Fatigue and insomnia
  • Poor hygiene
  • Overgrown nails
  • Elopement (wandering unsupervised outside the facility)

Even if there are obvious signs, you may feel that something isn’t right. Don’t ignore that feeling. If you think something is wrong, talk to the nursing home staff about your concerns. If you are not satisfied with the answer you get and suspect abuse or neglect, call us to investigate.

It’s important to take quick action if you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect. Nursing homes may take steps to hide evidence of the abuse or neglect to protect themselves. We know where to look for evidence and will also interview witnesses.

If we find evidence of abuse or neglect, we can help you take action. Our first concern is the health and safety of your loved one. We will take action to ensure that any abuse or neglect stops immediately. We can also help you decide if moving your loved one to another facility is the best thing to do.

Ready to help your loved one

Whether your loved one sustained an injury in a fall or other type of accident, has an unexplained case of sepsis, or is suffering from bedsores, Attorney Armando Edmiston knows how to get to the bottom of what really happened. Let our law firm help you take legal action against the negligent nursing home or assisted living facility and hold them accountable.

We can seek compensation for your loved one and your family. This includes compensation for current and future medical expenses related to the abuse or neglect. It may include compensation for pain and suffering, and emotional distress. In some cases, we may also be able to seek punitive damages.

If you suspect your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home in the Tampa area, call Armando Personal Injury Law today. Attorney Armando Edmiston can review the details of your case, go over your legal options and answer any questions you have. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.

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