Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home neglect or abuse is one of the fastest growing forms of litigation in the U.S. The goal of nursing home care is to provide medical attention to people in need for post operative care, skilled nursing care, medical condition management and long term care. The signs of nursing home abuse or neglect include:

  • Injuries
  • Sedation
  • Rapid weight gain or loss, including food deprivation
  • Illnesses that are not disclosed to family members
  • Wandering off premises
  • Physical Restraint
  • Delayed diagnosis and treatment
  • Neglect of daily living activities
  • Improper hygiene of body, nails, and/or hair
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Bed Sores
  • Physical assault such as pushing, shaking, or beating
  • Unexplained upset or fear
  • Childlike behaviors such as thumb sucking or rocking
  • Dehydration
  • Medical Errors

Nursing Home Regulations

A fast glance at some of the state and federal regulations signifies the need for caregivers to take a closer look at nursing home abuse.

  • OBRA’s Nursing Home Survey, to be performed at least every fifteen months.
  • State Regulation of Annual Survey.
  • Individual Assessments to be performed upon entry into the facility for high risk patients and within seven days for low risk patients.
  • Developmental care plan to be performed within twenty one days after entry into the facility.

Mr. Burton Padove is honored to represent the rights of those victims and their families who have experienced nursing home abuse. He is keenly familiar with the guidelines for quality care to determine and defend the validity of claims.

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