Identifying elder abuse and elder neglect is not always easy. It may take careful observation on your part, but it will pay off in the end if this means you are successful in identifying nursing home abuse and therefore stopping it from continuing to occur. Stopping nursing home abuse is something that the Distasio Law Firm takes very seriously. Scott Distasio has seen far too many instances of serious elder abuse and neglect and is therefore committed to educating clients on how to prevent elder abuse and how to identify nursing home abuse when it is occurring to someone they know.
Some signs to watch out for, which may indicate nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect, may include the following:
- Unexplained bruises
- Sudden changes in personality
- Fear of a caregiver
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Fainting, tiredness or other symptoms of malnutrition
- Unclean environment
- Excessive restraints
- Recurring injuries
- Injuries that cannot be easily explained
- The caregiver will not let you be alone with your loved one
- Withdrawal or depression
- Strange financial transactions
Searching for an attorney for nursing home abuse in Tampa?
With the assistance of a skilled nursing home abuse attorney in your area, you may be able to hold the responsible party liable for their actions. A nursing home has an obligation to patients to provide a standard level of medical care and to provide for the wellbeing of its patients and residents. When this does not occur and injury results, legal action can be taken by the victim or his or her family in order to recover financial compensation and to stop the elder abuse or neglect from continuing to occur. An attorney can evaluate your particular situation and can let you know whether you have a case. If you do, an attorney can then take you through the civil court process of bringing the facility or caregiver to justice for their negligence or wrongful conduct.
An initial consultation with lawyer Scott Distasio can make all the difference in your elderly loved one’s wellbeing. In the face of serious nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect, a victim may feel out of options. A victim’s family may feel that there is nothing they can do to ensure the responsible party pays for what they have done, but a skilled lawyer such as Mr. Distasio can take the appropriate legal action and can make things better – not just for your loved one, but for others as well.
Contact Scott Distasio today to discuss identifying nursing home abuse and what you can do to stop elder abuse and neglect.