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nursing home abuse signs

Placing a loved one in a New York nursing home is emotionally challenging and never an easy decision.

While most nursing homes hire compassionate staff members who truly care about residents, the frequent reports of nursing home abuse are certainly very worrisome. 

Given the rate of nursing home abuse, it is essential that family members familiarize themselves with the signs of abuse.

The Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima has extensive experience investigating claims of nursing home abuse on behalf of families.

Mr. Naima can help you get to the bottom of what’s going on behind closed doors and pursue a claim for financial compensation against abusive nursing homes and their staff members.

To get in contact with a New York nursing home abuse lawyer, please contact us today. 

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing homes are not the most transparent facilities, which raises obvious concerns about the treatment of residents.

Often, family members see their loved ones only every few weeks during planned visits, making it hard to determine how the nursing home staff treats members when no one is around.

Here are some of the most common signs of nursing home abuse:

  • Broken bones,
  • Bruises,
  • Welts,
  • Burns,
  • Frequent falls,
  • Unexplained injuries,
  • A change in a resident’s demeanor,
  • Sudden weight loss,
  • Sudden or worsening infections,
  • Dirty linens,
  • Unexplained sexually-transmitted diseases, and
  • Recently-opened bank and credit card accounts.

Of course, in some cases, a resident informs their loved ones about the staff’s abusive behavior. But our loved one is often unable to articulate how they are being treated.

So it is essential that family members take these claims seriously. Staff members who abuse residents don’t just stop without a reason.

The only way to ensure your loved one is safe and free from abuse is to follow up on every claim of abuse.

If a nursing home representative is anything but completely transparent, it may be a sign that they have something to hide.

Contact Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer at the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima

If you suspect that your loved one is experiencing nursing home abuse in New York, it is imperative that you take immediate action.

At the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima, Mr. Naima represents nursing home residents and their families in abuse and neglect cases against nursing homes.

He has more than 25 years of experience aggressively pursuing compensation on behalf of his clients and is immediately available to meet with you to discuss your situation.

To learn more and to schedule a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima at 516-908-9940 or contact us online today.

You can also Mr. Naima through the firm’s online contact form.

The information provided on this page speaks in general terms. Of course, there are often exceptions that apply in certain situations.

For a complete list of all exceptions please consult the Consolidated Laws of New York.

Mr. Naima is also happy to answer any questions you have about your injuries or ability to pursue a claim against the responsible party.

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Theodore A. Naima

Theodore A. Naima is the founding partner of the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima, a Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Law Firm based in New York. In 2015, Ted was awarded the prestigious AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the company that has long been recognized as setting the gold standard for lawyer ratings, signifying the highest degree of peer recognition and professional excellence.

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