Nursing Home Abuse
Advances in medical care indicate that senior citizens are living longer. This ever growing population is some of the most vulnerable to crime and neglect in today's society. According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, slightly over 5 percent of the 65+ population live in nursing homes, congregate care, assisted living, and board-and-care homes. The owners and operators of these facilities are lible for injuries caused by abuse or neglect at the hands of nursing home attendants, in-home caregivers, and other negligent medical providers.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
If you have a loved one in a long-term care facility, the following are signs you should be aware of for possible nursing abuse or neglect:
- pressure sores (decubitus ulcers)
- broken bones
- sudden weight loss (malnutrition)
- extreme thirst (dehydration)
- unexplained bruises or welts
- poor personal hygiene
Together, Cohen and Hirsch Criminal Defense network of attorneys has the experience to investigate your case and to maximize your recovery if you have a loved one who is the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse.
If you have a loved one suffering from injuries caused by abuse or neglect at the hands of nursing home attendants, in-home caregivers, and other negligent medical providers, call Cohen and Hirsch Criminal Defense now at (678) 561-0411 or fill out the form for a free consultation.