Abuse of individuals who reside in nursing homes can take on many different forms. While most of us think of abuse to anyone as physical in nature, abuse also can be in the form of neglect, emotional abuse, or financial abuse, as well. Since any type of abuse can cause significant injuries to an individual, particularly when he or she is already frail, ill, or suffers from certain medical conditions, family members of residents should keep a close eye out for any signs of abuse.
Some examples of physical abuse to nursing home residents may include improperly using restraints on residents or leaving them on for a prolonged period of time, roughly handling residents when transferring them from bed to wheelchair and vice versa, unnecessarily hitting or kicking residents, and causing physical injuries to residents, such as choking, when feeding them. Physical injuries to residents also can result when caregivers neglect them. Unattended residents may fall, resulting in broken bones and head injuries, develop bedsores due to being left in bed for long periods of time, and contract infections when caregivers do not properly help them with hygiene issues on a regular basis. Failing to adequately supervise residents also can result in malnutrition due to a lack of adequate nutrition and fluids, mistakes in administering medications, and even in sexual abuse and assault, either by another resident or a staff member.
At Boller & Vaughan, we have investigated countless allegations of nursing home abuse, no matter what type of circumstances they entail. Allow us to look into the facts and circumstances surrounding your case, discuss your options, and help you determine the most appropriate course of action for you and your family. Contact the Wisconsin nursing home abuse attorneys of Boller & Vaughan, and learn how we can help.
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